216 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths reported in Miss. Fri.

216 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths reported in Miss. Fri.
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to over 308,700.

MSDH reported 216 COVID-19 cases and 12 additional deaths on Friday, bringing the state total to 308,737 cases and 7,139 deaths.

One Pine Belt death was reported between Aug. 28, 2020, and April 9, 2021, as it happened in Forrest County.

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, 33,266 COVID-19 cases and 679 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,552 cases, 80 deaths
  • Forrest: 7,542 cases, 148 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,200 cases, 48 deaths
  • Jones: 8,310 cases, 161 deaths
  • Lamar: 6,133 cases, 84 deaths
  • Marion: 2,662 cases, 79 deaths
  • Perry: 1,252 cases, 38 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,615 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 ? doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than ? 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.

Coronavirus tests are available at locations across the state. Click here to find a testing location near you.

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.

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