Friday’s Mississippi COVID-19 cases top 1,000

Since March outbreak, state has logged 125,885 cases

Friday’s Mississippi COVID-19 cases top 1,000
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported another 1,031 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths Friday, including one death in each of Greene, Jefferson Davis and Lamar counties. (Source: WIS)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to nearly 126,000.

MSDH reported 1,031 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths on Friday, including one coronavirus-related death in Greene, Jefferson Davis and Lamar counties. Friday’s figures brought the state’s totals to 125,885 cases and 3,433 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, 14,260 COVID-19 cases and 382 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 1,051 cases, 31 deaths
  • Forrest: 3.271 cases, 82 deaths
  • Greene: 511 cases, 19 deaths
  • Jasper: 734 cases, 19 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 464 cases, 14 deaths
  • Jones: 3,115 cases, 84 deaths
  • Lamar: 2,492 cases, 42 deaths
  • Marion: 1.003 cases, 46 deaths
  • Perry: 555 cases, 23 deaths
  • Wayne: 1.064 cases, 22 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 105,839 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, 1,095,352 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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