Mississippi adds 1,600-plus to daily COVID-19 list

Mississippi adds 1,600-plus to daily COVID-19 list
Mississippi State Department of Health reported 40 more COVID-19-related deaths Sunday, pushing toll since March to more than 5,500. (Source: CDC)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported another 1,600-plus Mississippians had been added to the COVD-19 daily cases.

MSDH reported 1,606 new COVID-19 cases and 40 additional deaths Saturday.

Ten new deaths were reported between Jan. 1-Jan. 16. Another 30 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates between Dec. 15-Jan. 12, including one each in Forrest, Jones and Lamar counties.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March to 252,475 and 5,521.

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, 26,006 COVID-19 cases and 533 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,113 cases, 71 deaths
  • Forrest: 5,949 cases, 119 deaths
  • Jasper: 1,697 cases, 35 deaths
  • Jones: 6,288 cases, 110 deaths
  • Lamar: 4,841 cases, 65 deaths
  • Marion: 2.106 cases, 72 deaths
  • Perry: 1,016 cases, 31 deaths
  • Wayne: 1,996 cases, 30 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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