1,081 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 45 additional deaths reported

1,081 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 45 additional 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 69,300.

MSDH reported 1,081 COVID-19 cases and 45 additional deaths on Sunday, bringing the state total to 69,374 cases and 1,989 deaths.

Four deaths were reported out of the Pine Belt as Covington, Forrest, Greene and Marion counties each report one death. Three deaths were reported from Jones County between the dates of July 26 and August 6.

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, 8,319 COVID-19 cases and 227 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 637 cases; 15 deaths
  • Forrest: 1,858 cases; 57 deaths
  • Greene: 262 cases; 13 deaths
  • Jasper: 408 cases; 9 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 240 cases; 6 deaths
  • Jones: 1,947 cases; 62 deaths
  • Lamar: 1,241 cases; 15 deaths
  • Marion: 689 cases; 21 deaths
  • Perry: 248 cases; 8 deaths
  • Wayne: 789 cases; 21 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 49,836 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 524,118 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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