Mississippi new COVID-19 cases rise more than 1,200

Mississippi new COVID-19 cases rise more than 1,200
Mississippi COVID-19 cases since March 2020 nearing 280,000 (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 1,200.

MSDH reported 1,210 new COVID-19 cases and 40 additional deaths Friday.

Twenty-one deaths were reported between Jan. 18-Feb. 4, including two in Jones County and one in Forrest County. Another 18 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates between Dec. 13-Jan. 28.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March 2020 to 279,742 and 6,222.

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, 29,608 COVID-19 cases and 586 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,346 cases, 73 deaths
  • Forrest: 6,625 cases, 132 deaths
  • Jasper: 1,973 cases, 39 deaths
  • Jones: 7,427 cases, 127 deaths
  • Lamar: 5,385 cases, 67 deaths
  • Marion: 2,401 cases, 76 deaths
  • Perry: 1,096 cases, 32 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,355 cases, 40 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 238,176 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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