JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 55,800.
MSDH reported 1,505 COVID-19 cases and 20 additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 55,804 cases and 1,563 deaths.
One death was reported from the Pine Belt as it came from Covington County.
Positive test results may have been made during the past several days and represent individuals who became ill a week ago or more.
In the 10 Pine Belt counties, 6,933 COVID-19 cases and 187 deaths have been reported:
- Covington: 588 cases; 9 deaths
- Forrest: 1,491 cases; 48 deaths
- Greene: 211 cases; 10 deaths
- Jasper: 356 cases; 7 deaths
- Jefferson Davis: 187 cases; 5 deaths
- Jones: 1,635 cases; 56 deaths
- Lamar: 1,011 cases; 8 deaths
- Marion: 550 cases; 16 deaths
- Perry: 196 cases; 7 deaths
- Wayne: 708 cases; 21 deaths
MSDH also is reporting over 35,071 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 458,686 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.