Today marks the worst day yet for inclining COVID-19 cases in Mississippi. The state reported 1,635 new cases statewide, as well as 31 deaths.
Mississippi’s total cases now stand at 45,524 with 1,389 deaths.
Of these newest cases, 30 are residents are long-term care facilities, with 7 deaths so far. There are currently 154 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
Escalating hospitalizations continue to overwhelm the state’s hospitals. 943 Mississippians are currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 and 211 more with a suspected case.
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.