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MSDH: 822 new COVID-19 cases, 46 deaths reported on Friday

MSDH said Friday that 822 new coronavirus cases and 46 deaths were reported as of Thursday,...
MSDH said Friday that 822 new coronavirus cases and 46 deaths were reported as of Thursday, Sept. 30.(MSDH)
Published: Oct. 1, 2021 at 10:11 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Friday that more than 800 new COVID-19 cases had been reported statewide.

MSDH said Friday that 822 new coronavirus cases and 46 deaths were reported as of Thursday, Sept. 30.

Twelve of the deaths happened between Aug. 27 and Sept. 29. Thirty-four others were discovered during a review of death certificates from Dec. 22, 2020, to Sept. 24, 2021.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 489,216 and 9,646, respectively.

There were around 105 new cases reported in the Pine Belt. There were also six deaths reported, which included two in Forrest and Jasper County each and one in Lamar and Wayne County each.

In the eight Pine Belt counties, 55,117 COVID-19 cases and 993 deaths have been reported since February 2020:

  • Covington: 4,212 cases, 93 deaths
  • Forrest: 13,271 cases, 243 deaths
  • Jasper: 3,201 cases, 62 deaths
  • Jones: 13,560 cases, 232 deaths
  • Lamar: 10,335 cases, 134 deaths
  • Marion: 4,138 cases, 104 deaths
  • Perry: 2,026 cases, 54 deaths
  • Wayne: 4,362 cases, 71 deaths

MSDH also reported that around 454,816 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, 2,810,045 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 1,315,201 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.

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.

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