Today, MSDH is reporting an additional 801 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 67 deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases for the year now stands at 79,206 cases with 2,315 deaths.
The 67 deaths reported for today is the highest daily count so far of deaths in Mississippi from the novel coronavirus.
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.
Approximately 62,707 have recovered from the virus.
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.