Published on December 16th, 2020 | by TLV News0
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 http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
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.