Coronavirus cases in Mississippi top 126,000

Coronavirus cases in Mississippi top 126,000
Mississippi sees another 816 new COVID-19 cases Saturday. (Source: CDC/NIH/NIAID-RML/CNN)

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

MSDH reported 804 new COVID-19 cases and 10 additional deaths on Saturday. Saturday’s figures brought the state’s totals to 126,689 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, 14,308 COVID-19 cases and 382 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 1,055 cases, 31 deaths
  • Forrest: 3.282 cases, 82 deaths
  • Greene: 511 cases, 19 deaths
  • Jasper: 739 cases, 19 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 465 cases, 14 deaths
  • Jones: 3,122 cases, 84 deaths
  • Lamar: 2,502 cases, 42 deaths
  • Marion: 1.008 cases, 46 deaths
  • Perry: 557 cases, 23 deaths
  • Wayne: 1.067 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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