Today, MSDH is reporting an additional 1,168 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 52 deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases for the year now stands at 58,747 cases with 1,663 deaths.
Today’s daily numbers of deaths is a record high for Mississippi. Along with it, the state currently has the highest test-positivity rate in the country.
More older Mississippians in long-term care facilities are being put at risk and dying from COVID-19. We can control the spread, lower cases and reduce deaths dramatically if we limit time away from home, keep extra distance between yourself and others, and use a face covering to protect those around us. Remember, most people who are infected with COVID-19 don’t know it, and can spread it to many others before they feel ill.
More data on COVID-19 in the state, along with the latest protective steps to take, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.