MSDH: 549 new COVID-19 cases added to Mississippi tally

MSDH: 549 new COVID-19 cases added to Mississippi tally
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Saturday 31 additional deaths in the state related to COVID-19. (Source: WDBJ)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported nearly another 550 new daily COVID-19 cases across the state in the latest daily count.

MSDH reported 549 additional cases Saturday statewide and 31 new deaths.

Eleven deaths were reported between Feb. 15-Feb. 25. Another 20 deaths were discovered through a review of death certificates between Jan. 18-Feb. 20, including one in Jasper County.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since March 2020 to 294,091 and 6,669, respectively.

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, 31,849 COVID-19 cases and 638 deaths have been reported since March 2020:

  • Covington: 2,484 cases, 78 deaths
  • Forrest: 7,184 cases, 136 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,129 cases, 45 deaths
  • Jones: 7,928 cases, 146 deaths
  • Lamar: 5,868 cases, 80 deaths
  • Marion: 2,518 cases, 78 deaths
  • Perry: 1,215 cases, 34 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,522 cases, 41 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 273,437 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, 2,425,853 people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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