JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported a record-high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state, raising the total number of cases to over 19,000.
MSDH reported 608 new COVID-19 cases and 13 additional deaths on Friday, bringing the state total to 19,091 cases and 881 deaths. The new cases and deaths are from June 10-11.
Three deaths have been reported out of the Pine Belt, with one from Jones County and two from Wayne County.
In the 10 Pine Belt counties, 2,891 COVID-19 cases and 113 deaths have been reported:
- Covington: 201 cases; two deaths
- Forrest: 672 cases; 41 deaths
- Greene: 49 cases; two death
- Jasper: 190 cases; four deaths
- Jefferson Davis: 84 cases; three deaths
- Jones: 845 cases; 37 deaths
- Lamar: 287 cases; five deaths
- Marion: 137 cases; nine deaths
- Perry: 53 cases; three deaths
- Wayne: 373 cases; seven deaths
MSDH also reported more than 13,000 Mississippians were presumed to have recovered from the coronavirus.
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.
In the Pine Belt, tests are available at the following locations:
· SeMRHI – Beaumont Family Health Center in Beaumont
· SeMRHI – Brooklyn Family Health Center in Brooklyn
· Covington County Hospital in Collins
· Pioneer Healthcare, LLC in Collins, Columbia, Hattiesburg and Laurel
· Fast Pace Health Urgent Care in Ellisville, Columbia, Waynesboro and Wiggins
· Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg
· Cough & Fever Clinic (a service of Forrest General and Hattiesburg Clinic) in Hattiesburg
· Gentle Touch Home Care in Hattiesburg
· Maxem Health Urgent Care Hattiesburg
· SeMRHI – Minor Care Clinic in Hattiesburg
· Southeast MS Rural Health Initiative in Hattiesburg
· South Central Emergency Department in Laurel
· East Jones Family Medicine in Laurel
· Family Health Center in Laurel
· SeMRHI – Lumberton Family Health Center in Lumberton
· SeMRHI – New Augusta Family Health Center in New Augusta
· Maxem Health Urgent Care Petal
· SeMRHI – Seminary Family Health Center in Seminary
· Coastal Family Health Center in State Line
· SeMRHI – Sumrall Family Health Center in Sumrall
· Arthur E Wood Medical Clinic in Waynesboro
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, more than 223,195 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.