MSDH: Mississippi adds 350 new coronavirus cases

MSDH: Mississippi adds 350 new coronavirus cases
Another 19 deaths in Mississippi were tied to the coronavirus according to figures released Saturday by the Mississippi State Department of Health (Source: WDBJ)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported new daily COVID-19 cases at 350 cases.

MSDH also reported 19 additional deaths Saturday statewide

Four deaths were reported between Feb. 16-19. Another 15 deaths, including two in Lamar County and one in Covington County, were discovered through a review of death certificates between Dec. 15-Feb. 13, .

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March 2020 to 290,242 and 6,553.

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, 31,258 COVID-19 cases and 626 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,452 cases, 77 deaths
  • Forrest: 6,989 cases, 135 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,099 cases, 42 deaths
  • Jones: 7,790 cases, 142 deaths
  • Lamar: 5,762 cases, 79 deaths
  • Marion: 2,493 cases, 78 deaths
  • Perry: 1,176 cases, 33 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,497 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.

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