MSDH: More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – The Mississippi State Department of Health reported that the state had added more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases to the coronavirus.
MSDH said Tuesday that 2,070 new coronavirus cases had been reported across the state as of Monday, Sept. 13.
Eighty-five deaths were reported statewide, with 42 falling between Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, including one in Lamar County and six in Forrest County.
Another 43 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates between July 30 and Sept. 8, including one each in Covington, Forrest, Jones and Lamar counties.
The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 466,145 and 9,061, respectively.
In the eight Pine Belt counties, 52,512 COVID-19 cases and 920 deaths have been reported since February 2020:
- Covington: 4,033 cases, 91 deaths
- Forrest: 12,836 cases, 231 deaths
- Jasper: 3,076 cases, 61 deaths
- Jones: 12,994 cases, 215 deaths
- Lamar: 9,929 cases, 121 deaths
- Marion: 3,975 cases, 97 deaths
- Perry: 1,938 cases, 53 deaths
- Wayne: 4,166 cases, 63 deaths
MSDH also reported around 326,558 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, 2,677,321 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 1,241,087 people fully vaccinated.
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