State’s new COVID-19 cases less than 1,000 for 3rd day

MSDH reported 825 new cases Tuesday

State’s new COVID-19 cases less than 1,000 for 3rd day
Mississippi has logged 276,531 cases of COVID-19 since March. (Source: WDBJ)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the daily COVID-19 case count in the state had risen by more than 800, but marking the third consecutive day the state’s new cases had been less than 1,000.

MSDH reported 825 new COVID-19 cases and 76 additional deaths Tuesday.

Forty-one deaths were reported between Jan. 8-Feb. 1, including one each in Marion and Wayne counties. Another 35 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates between Jan. 7-Jan. 28, including one each in Forrest and Jones counties.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March to 276.531 and 6,132.

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, 29,193 COVID-19 cases and 580 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,327 cases, 73 deaths
  • Forrest: 6,516 cases, 130 deaths
  • Jasper: 1,950 cases, 39 deaths
  • Jones: 7,307 cases, 124 deaths
  • Lamar: 5,316 cases, 67 deaths
  • Marion: 2,373 cases, 75 deaths
  • Perry: 1,091 cases, 32 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,313 cases, 40 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 222,812 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, 2,224,858 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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