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302 new COVID-19 cases, one new death reported in Mississippi on Thursday

There were 66 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 11:12 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 302 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death in the state reported Thursday.

For the six southernmost counties, there were a total of 66 new cases and one new death as of 3 p.m. the day before.

The new cases were reported in Jackson County (21), Harrison County (21), Pearl River County (8), Stone County (7), Hancock County (5), and George County (4).

The state’s one new death reported Thursday occurred on June 18 in Jackson County.

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George252851598
Hancock3881876914
Harrison18,47631749070
Jackson13,76125024135
Pearl River461814819439
Stone1895338514

Mississippi investigates both probable and confirmed cases and deaths, said MSDH. As of June 23 at 3pm, there have been a total of 320,594 cases and 7,391 deaths reported.

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Hospitalizations

As of June 21, there were 91 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 43 were in the ICU. The majority of people who get COVID-19 will not require hospitalization, say health officials.

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Probable cases are those who test positive by other testing methods such as antibody or antigen, and have recent symptoms consistent with COVID-19, indicating a recent infection.

Probable deaths are those individuals with a designation of COVID-19 as a cause of death on the death certificate, but where no confirmatory testing was performed.

Recoveries

As of June 21, 2021, there are 311,070 people who are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

In order to determine the presumed number of people who have recovered from the virus, state health officials say the patient must meet one of two criteria. For patients who were NOT hospitalized, they are considered recovered if they have not tested positive for the virus after 14 days. For patients who were hospitalized or if hospitalization was unknown, they are presumed recovered if it has been 21 days or more since they tested positive.

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Pediatric Cases, including MIS-C, and Underlying Conditions

Cases among adults ages 25-39 are highest, warns MSDH. Most geriatric cases occur in the 70-79 age group. The majority of pediatric cases are in children between the ages of 11-17.

Mississippi reported its first pediatric death from COVID-19 on Sept. 1, 2020. Officials said the child was between the ages of 1-5.

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Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 that causes inflammation in many body parts, including the heart and other vital organs. Those aged 20 and younger diagnosed with MIS-C have either been infected with COVID-19 or been around someone who has COVID-19.

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Testing

As of June 20, a total of 2,866,398 tests have been done statewide, which includes the number of tests by MSDH and the number of tests given by other providers.

Anyone wanting to be tested for COVID-19 can complete a pre-screening by calling one of the following hotlines:

  • Memorial Hospital Coronavirus Hotline: 228-867-5000
  • Singing River Health System Coronavirus Hotline: 228-809-5044
  • MS Dept. of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453.

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