426 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 39 additional deaths reported

426 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in MS, 39 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 87,800.

MSDH reported 426 COVID-19 cases and 39 additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 87,805 cases and 2,623 deaths.

Two deaths were reported from the Pine Belt as both Covington and Jefferson Davis counties reported one death each. Three other deaths were reported as well between the dates of July 14 and Aug. 28, as Jones, Lamar and Marion counties each reported one death.

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, 9,920 COVID-19 cases and 293 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 740 cases, 18 deaths
  • Forrest: 2,242 cases, 68 deaths
  • Greene: 316 cases, 14 deaths
  • Jasper: 507 cases, 13 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 311 cases, 10 deaths
  • Jones: 2,246 cases, 76 deaths
  • Lamar: 1,523 cases, 33 deaths
  • Marion: 806 cases, 28 deaths
  • Perry: 366 cases, 12 deaths
  • Wayne: 863 cases, 21 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 74,098 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 668,198 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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