247 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths confirmed in MS

247 new COVID-19 cases, 9 deaths confirmed in MS
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports there are now more than 13,000 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

MSDH reported 247 COVID-19 cases and 9 additional deaths on Sunday, bringing the state total to 13,252 cases and 625 deaths. Forrest County reported one death due to coronavirus, as well.

Along with the new cases and deaths being reported, over 7,600 people are believed to have recovered from the virus in Mississippi.

Use the interactive map below to see a county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus tests are available at locations across the state. Click here to find a testing location near you.

Health officials said patients must have symptoms of COVID-19, which include a fever of 100.4 and severe cough or chest pain, to be tested. Anyone wanting to be tested should call ahead to make arrangements first.

To date, 143,033 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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