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244 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported in Miss. Friday

According to MSDH, more than 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide...
According to MSDH, more than 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than 949,300 people being fully vaccinated.(KCBD Graphic)
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 9:14 AM CDT
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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 319,900.

MSDH reported 244 COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths on Friday, bringing the state total to 319,948 cases and 7,371 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, 34,173 COVID-19 cases and 699 deaths have been reported:

  • Covington: 2,672 cases, 83 deaths
  • Forrest: 7,832 cases, 153 deaths
  • Jasper: 2,221 cases, 48 deaths
  • Jones: 8,467 cases, 167 deaths
  • Lamar: 6,351 cases, 88 deaths
  • Marion: 2,712 cases, 80 deaths
  • Perry: 1,272 cases, 38 deaths
  • Wayne: 2,646 cases, 42 deaths

MSDH also is reporting over 310,189 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 1.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than 949,300 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.

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 2.8 million people have been tested for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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