489 COVID-19 cases confirmed, 23 deaths reported in MS

489 COVID-19 cases confirmed, 23 deaths reported in MS
Coronavirus update (Source: KCBD Graphic)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to over 20,600.

MSDH reported 489 COVID-19 cases and 23 additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 20,641 cases and 915 deaths.

One death was reported out of the Pine Belt coming from Jones County.

In the 10 Pine Belt counties, 3,092 COVID-19 cases and 125 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 213 cases; 3 deaths
  • Forrest: 697 cases; 41 deaths
  • Greene: 56 cases; 4 deaths
  • Jasper: 203 cases; 4 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 86 cases; 3 deaths
  • Jones: 910 cases; 44 deaths
  • Lamar: 300 cases; 6 deaths
  • Marion: 163 cases; 9 deaths
  • Perry: 55 cases; 3 deaths
  • Wayne: 409 cases; 8 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 15,000 Mississippians are 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 242,248 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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