MSDH: Nearly 1,100 new coronavirus cases reported

Another 50 deaths were added to COVID-19-related toll, including 22 found in a review of death...
Another 50 deaths were added to COVID-19-related toll, including 22 found in a review of death certificates from a four-month span.(CDC)
Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 9:46 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Wednesday that nearly 1,100 new COVID-19 cases had been added to the state rolls.

MSDH said Wednesday that 1,098 new coronavirus cases had been reported through 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Fifty new deaths were recorded, with 28 falling between Aug. 26 and Sept. 28, including three in Jones County and one in each of Lamar and Wayne counties.

Another 22 deaths were discovered during a review of death certificates between May 25 and Sept. 21, including two in Wayne County.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 487,293 and 9,588, respectively.

In the eight Pine Belt counties, 54,913 COVID-19 cases and 986 deaths have been reported since February 2020:

  • Covington: 4,195 cases, 93 deaths
  • Forrest: 13,235 cases, 241 deaths
  • Jasper: 3,187 cases, 62 deaths
  • Jones: 13,499 cases, 230 deaths
  • Lamar: 10,293 cases, 132 deaths
  • Marion: 4,124 cases, 104 deaths
  • Perry: 2,021 cases, 54 deaths
  • Wayne: 4,359 cases, 70 deaths

MSDH also reported 440,450 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, 2,796,003 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 1,310,134 people fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations currently are being offered to all Mississippians who are 18 years old and older with the exception of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which can be received by those 12 years and older.

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Coronavirus tests are available at locations across the state. Click here to find a testing location near you.

To date, 3,757,032 tests have been administered for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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