Published on December 16th, 2020 | by TLV News


New COVID-19 Cases in Mississippi Remain High and Continue to Rise

Today the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 2,343 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 42 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 185,643, with 4,294 deaths. 

Currently there are 1,239 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection. There are currently 318 people hospitalized in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19. There are 70 intensive care beds available statewide.

There are 239 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff). There are 96 new long-term care cases and 10 new long-term care deaths.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus and statewide testing locations, are online at

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 am to 11 pm seven days a week.

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