More than 960 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Wednesday, 8 deaths reported
JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state has risen to over 330,600, as well as reach a new daily high that has not been seen for months.
MSDH reported 961 COVID-19 cases and eight additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing the state total to 330,664 cases and 7,485 deaths.
The new case report is the highest daily total recorded since February of this year when MSDH reported 984 cases on Feb. 12.
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, 35,243 COVID-19 cases and 704 deaths have been reported:
- Covington: 2,795 cases, 83 deaths
- Forrest: 8,120 cases, 156 deaths
- Jasper: 2,253 cases, 48 deaths
- Jones: 8,681 cases, 169 deaths
- Lamar: 6,617 cases, 88 deaths
- Marion: 2,781 cases, 80 deaths
- Perry: 1,305 cases, 38 deaths
- Wayne: 2,691 cases, 42 deaths
MSDH also is reporting over 315,209 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 2.1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given statewide with more than one million people being fully vaccinated.
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