645 new COVID-19 cases in MS, 17 additional deaths reported

645 new COVID-19 cases in MS, 17 additional deaths reported
Coronavirus update (Source: KCBD Graphic)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen over 96,600.

MSDH reported 645 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths on Saturday, bringing the state total to 96,677 cases and 2,911 deaths.

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, 11,017 COVID-19 cases and 325 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 827 cases; 22 deaths
  • Forrest: 2,489 cases; 71 deaths
  • Greene: 388 cases; 17 deaths
  • Jasper: 575 cases; 15 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 342 cases; 11 deaths
  • Jones: 2,487 cases; 79 deaths
  • Lamar: 1,716 cases; 35 deaths
  • Marion: 865 cases; 35 deaths
  • Perry: 424 cases; 19 deaths
  • Wayne: 904 cases; 21 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 85,327 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 812,049 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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