MSDH: Another 180-plus Mississippians added to daily COVID-19 totals

MSDH: Another 180-plus Mississippians added to daily COVID-19 totals
More than 1.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Mississippi (Source: WALB)

JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) _ The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Tuesday an additional 183 Mississippians had tested positive for the coronavirus.

But a glitch in the MSDH reporting system left the department unable to provide its usual county-by-county breakdown Tuesday morning.

MSDH was aware of the issue and had its webmaster working on the issue.

The COVID-19 figures available early Tuesday reported 183 new daily cases after two consecutive days of less than 100 new cases.

MSDH also reported 18 new coronavirus-related deaths. Six were reported between March 30 and April 4, including one in Forrest County.

Another 12 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates between Dec. 24 and March 29, including one death in each of Jasper and Jones counties.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 306,341 and 7,073, respectively.

Updated overall figures also available Tuesday included:

  • Mississippians presumed recovered since February 2020 from COVID-19: 295,569
  • COVID-19 tests administered since February 2020 in Mississippi: 2,633,209
  • Vaccinations administered in Mississippi: 1,325,813
  • Mississippians fully vaccinated: 541,241.

WDAM will modify this report with Pine Belt figures when MSDH’s county-by-county updates are available.

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