JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to over 308,500.
MSDH reported 410 COVID-19 cases and six additional deaths on Thursday, bringing the state total to 308,521 cases and 7,127 deaths.
One death was reported from the Pine Belt, as it happened in Jones County between Aug. 5, 2020, and April 8, 2021.
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, 33,253 COVID-19 cases and 678 deaths have been reported:
- Covington: 2,549 cases, 80 deaths
- Forrest: 7,537 cases, 147 deaths
- Jasper: 2,199 cases, 48 deaths
- Jones: 8,308 cases, 161 deaths
- Lamar: 6,132 cases, 84 deaths
- Marion: 2,662 cases, 79 deaths
- Perry: 1,252 cases, 38 deaths
- Wayne: 2,614 cases, 41 deaths
MSDH also is reporting over 297,362 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 1.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than 647,300 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 2.6 million people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.