Mississippi’s coronavirus cases rise to 151,785

Mississippi’s coronavirus cases rise to 151,785
The Mississippi Department of Health says COVID-19 cases in the state since March have risen to 151,785. (Source: CDC via CNN)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) -The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state is closing in on 152,000.

MSDH reported 1,845 new COVID-19 cases and 27 additional deaths Saturday, including 18 discovered through a review of death certificates between Sept. 9 and Nov. 12.

The latest numbers brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March to 151,785 and 3,806.

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, 16,730 COVID-19 cases and 419 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 1,246 cases, 39 deaths
  • Forrest: 3,859 cases, 86 deaths
  • Greene: 608 cases, 22 deaths
  • Jasper: 835 cases, 22 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis: 578 cases, 17 deaths
  • Jones: 3,617 cases, 88 deaths
  • Lamar: 2,947 cases, 50 deaths
  • Marion: 1,173 cases, 46 deaths
  • Perry: 677 cases, 26 deaths
  • Wayne: 1,190 cases, 23 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 121,637 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, 1,287,816 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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