268 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths reported in Miss. Fri.

268 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths reported in Miss. Fri.
In the eight Pine Belt counties, 32,927 COVID-19 cases and 667 deaths have been reported. (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 304,200.

MSDH reported 268 COVID-19 cases and 11 additional deaths on Friday, bringing the state total to 304,210 cases and 6,998 deaths.

One death was reported from Pine Belt as it comes from Jones County. Another death from Jones County was reported as it happened between Feb. 25 and March 20.

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, 32,927 COVID-19 cases and 667 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,530 cases, 80 deaths
  • Forrest: 7,460 cases, 143 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,186 cases, 47 deaths
  • Jones: 8,233 cases, 156 deaths
  • Lamar: 6,034 cases, 84 deaths
  • Marion: 2,637 cases, 78 deaths
  • Perry: 1,244 cases, 38 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,603 cases, 41 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 290,537 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.

According to MSDH, more than 1.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than 417,600 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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