MSDH reports record-98 COVID-19-related daily deaths

52 deaths were recorded between Jan. 5-11, another 46 were found reviewing Oct. 28-Jan. 8 death certificates

MSDH reports record-98 COVID-19-related daily deaths
MSDH says state saw 46 COVID-19-related deaths between Jan. 5 and Jan. 11. (Source: CDC)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported a record 98 new daily deaths Tuesday.

Fifty-two new deaths were reported between Jan. 5-Jan. 11, including one each in Covington, Forrest and Marion counties.

Another 46 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates between Oct. 28-Jan. 8, including two in Wayne County, and one each in Jasper, Jones, Lamar and Marion counties.

MSDH also reported 1,648 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March to 241,957 and 5,284.

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 eight Pine Belt counties, 24,894 COVID-19 cases and 513 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,037 cases, 70 deaths
  • Forrest: 5,755 cases, 112 deaths
  • Jasper: 1,608 cases, 32 deaths
  • Jones: 5,999 cases, 106 deaths
  • Lamar: 4,628 cases, 62 deaths
  • Marion: 1,991 cases, 71 deaths
  • Perry: 972 cases, 31 deaths
  • Wayne: 1,904 cases, 29 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 198,888 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, 1,969,970 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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