Over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 5 deaths reported

Over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 5 deaths reported
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 24,000.

MSDH reported 1,092 COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths on Thursday, bringing the state total to 24,516 cases and 1,016 deaths.

Positive test results may have been made during the past several days and represent individuals who became ill a week ago or more.

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

In the 10 Pine Belt counties, 3,497 COVID-19 cases and 139 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 253 cases; 5 deaths
  • Forrest: 759 cases; 42 deaths
  • Greene: 75 cases; 5 deaths
  • Jasper: 221 cases; 6 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 94 cases; 3 deaths
  • Jones: 994 cases; 48 deaths
  • Lamar: 369 cases; 7 deaths
  • Marion: 215 cases; 10 deaths
  • Perry: 56 cases; 4 deaths
  • Wayne: 461 cases; 9 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 17,000 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 277,169 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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