233 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths reported in Miss. Wed.

Coronavirus update
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Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 9:32 AM CDT
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to over 309,800.

MSDH reported 233 COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 309,818 cases and 7,163 deaths.

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, 33,359 COVID-19 cases and 681 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,555 cases, 80 deaths
  • Forrest: 7,573 cases, 149 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,203 cases, 48 deaths
  • Jones: 8,324 cases, 161 deaths
  • Lamar: 6,160 cases, 85 deaths
  • Marion: 2,672 cases, 79 deaths
  • Perry: 1,256 cases, 38 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,616 cases, 41 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 299,066 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 1.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than 701,700 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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