387 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported in Miss. Wednesday

387 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths reported in Miss. Wednesday
MSDH also is reporting over 290,537 Mississippians are presumed to have recovered from the coronavirus. (Source: MSDH)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to 303,600.

MSDH reported 387 COVID-19 cases and four additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 303,625 cases and 6,981 deaths.

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, 32,885 COVID-19 cases and 665 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,529 cases, 80 deaths
  • Forrest: 7,452 cases, 143 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,182 cases, 47 deaths
  • Jones: 8,214 cases, 154 deaths
  • Lamar: 6,030 cases, 84 deaths
  • Marion: 2,635 cases, 78 deaths
  • Perry: 1,243 cases, 38 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,600 cases, 41 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 290,537 Mississippians are presumed to have recovered from the coronavirus.

According to MSDH, more than one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than 392,308 people being fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations are currently being offered to the following:

  • Teachers, staff and employees in K-12, preschool or childcare settings
  • First responders: Law enforcement, public safety, fire services and emergency management officials
  • Adults aged 50 and older
  • Anyone 16 to 49-years-old with a chronic health condition that may put them at higher risk from COVID-19
  • Health care personnel and residents of long-term care facilities

Click here to schedule a vaccination appointment.

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, more than 2.5 million people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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