MSDH: Mississippi reports less than 160 new COVID-19 cases

No new deaths reported statewide Sunday
Published: Apr. 18, 2021 at 10:43 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The latest daily count of new COVID-19 cases in Mississippi was pegged at less than 160.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 157 new coronavirus cases with no new coronavirus-related deaths Sunday.

In the eight-county Pine Belt, new daily coronavirus cases rose by 12.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 309,186 and 7,153, respectively.

In the eight Pine Belt counties, 33,298 COVID-19 cases and 681 deaths have been reported since February 2020:

  • Covington: 2,553 cases, 80 deaths
  • Forrest: 7,551 cases, 149 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,202 cases, 48 deaths
  • Jones: 8,318 cases, 161 deaths
  • Lamar: 6,144 cases, 85 deaths
  • Marion: 2,663 cases, 79 deaths
  • Perry: 1,252 cases, 38 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,615 cases, 41 deaths

MSDH also is reporting 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, 1,554,925 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 687,008 people being fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations currently are being offered to all Mississippians who are 16 years old and older with the exception of the one-dose, Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires a minimum age of 18.

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.

To date, 2,655,925 tests have been administered for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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