MSDH says daily COVID-19 spike hits nearly 2,000 new cases

MSDH says daily COVID-19 spike hits nearly 2,000 new cases
Mississippi State Department of Health says daily spike in COVID-19 hits nearly 2,000 new cases. (Source: CDC)

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has topped 142,400.

MSDH reported 1,972 new COVID-19 cases and 15 additional deaths on Saturday, including one in each of Jefferson Davis and Perry counties.

The latest numbers brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March to 142,401 and 3,657.

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, 15,653 COVID-19 cases and 407 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 1,157 cases, 34 deaths
  • Forrest: 3.591 cases, 85 deaths
  • Greene: 581 cases, 22 deaths
  • Jasper: 799 cases, 21 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 537 cases, 17 deaths
  • Jones: 3,400 cases, 87 deaths
  • Lamar: 2,722 cases, 48 deaths
  • Marion: 1,079 cases, 46 deaths
  • Perry: 636 cases, 25 deaths
  • Wayne: 1,151 cases, 22 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 116,683 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, 1,213,935 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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