JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 245,800.
MSDH reported 1,948 COVID-19 cases and 41 additional deaths on Thursday, bringing the state total to 245,847 cases and 5,356 deaths.
Five deaths were reported from the Pine Belt as Forrest County had four deaths and Jasper County had one.
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 8 Pine Belt counties, 25,304 COVID-19 cases and 522 deaths have been reported:
- Covington: 2,071 cases, 71 deaths
- Forrest: 5,826 cases, 117 deaths
- Jasper: 1,635 cases, 33 deaths
- Jones: 6,112 cases, 108 deaths
- Lamar: 4,711 cases, 62 deaths
- Marion: 2,033 cases, 71 deaths
- Perry: 986 cases, 31 deaths
- Wayne: 1,930 cases, 29 deaths
MSDH also is reporting over 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.
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, more than 1.96 million people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.