JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported the daily COVID-19 case count dipped to less than 140.
MSDH reported late Thursday 134 new COVID-19 cases and seven additional deaths statewide
The deaths were reported between Feb. 11-16, including one each in Jasper and Marion counties.
The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March 2020 to 289,532 and 6,531.
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, 31,059 COVID-19 cases and 623 deaths have been reported:
- Covington: 2,443 cases, 76 deaths
- Forrest: 6,938 cases, 135 deaths
- Jasper: 2,080 cases, 42 deaths
- Jones: 7,753 cases, 142 deaths
- Lamar: 5,701 cases, 77 deaths
- Marion: 2,487 cases, 78 deaths
- Perry: 1,169 cases, 33 deaths
- Wayne: 2,488 cases, 40 deaths
MSDH also is reporting 264,456 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, 2,365,065 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.