MSDH: New daily COVID-19 case dip below 1,000

MSDH: New daily COVID-19 case dip below 1,000
Mississippi State Department of Health: New daily COVID-19 cases statewide dip beneath 1,000 (Source: WDBJ)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the daily COVID-19 case count in the state had dipped under the 1,000 mark.

MSDH reported 900 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths Sunday.

The three deaths were reported between Feb. 2-Feb. 5.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March 2020 to 281.478 and 6,269.

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, 29,864 COVID-19 cases and 596 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,359 cases, 73 deaths
  • Forrest: 6,683 cases, 134 deaths
  • Jasper: 1,989 cases, 40 deaths
  • Jones: 7,490 cases, 132 deaths
  • Lamar: 5,449 cases, 69 deaths
  • Marion: 2,422 cases, 76 deaths
  • Perry: 1,108 cases, 32 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,364 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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