Record-high 1,775 COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 48 deaths reported

Record-high 1,775 COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 48 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 57,500.

MSDH reported 1,775 COVID-19 cases, a new record-high, and 48 additional deaths on Thursday, bringing the state total to 57,579 cases and 1,611 deaths.

Five deaths were reported from the Pine Belt with Forrest County recording two deaths, while each Covington, Jasper and Jones counties report one. Lamar County has a reported death as well, as it happened between the dates of July 10 and July 27.

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, 7,106 COVID-19 cases and 196 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 569 cases; 10 deaths
  • Forrest: 1,540 cases; 50 deaths
  • Greene: 219 cases; 10 deaths
  • Jasper: 360 cases; 8 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 190 cases; 5 deaths
  • Jones: 1,674 cases; 57 deaths
  • Lamar: 1,063 cases; 12 deaths
  • Marion: 569 cases; 16 deaths
  • Perry: 205 cases; 7 deaths
  • Wayne: 717 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 465,356 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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