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MSDH: 1,561 new COVID-19 cases, 42 deaths reported on Monday

MSDH said Monday that 1,561 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths were reported as of Sunday,...
MSDH said Monday that 1,561 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths were reported as of Sunday, Oct. 3.(MSDH)
Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 10:21 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Monday that more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases had been reported statewide.

MSDH said Monday that 1,561 new coronavirus cases and 42 deaths were reported as of Sunday, Oct. 3.

Eighteen of the deaths happened between Sept. 28 and Oct. 2. Twenty-four others were discovered during a review of death certificates from Aug. 19 to Sept. 25.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 490,777 and 9,688, respectively.

There were around 143 new cases reported in the Pine Belt. There were also two deaths reported with one in Forrest County and Jones County each.

In the eight Pine Belt counties, 55,260 COVID-19 cases and 995 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, 2,808,870 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 1,316,382 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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