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101 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths reported in Mississippi on Wednesday

There were 34 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.
Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 9:44 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 101 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths in the state on Wednesday.

For the six southernmost counties, there were a total of 34 new cases and no new deaths.

The new cases were in Harrison County (21), Jackson County (6), George County (3), Hancock County (2), Pearl River County (1), and Stone County (1).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George251148598
Hancock3841876914
Harrison18,20931448568
Jackson13,57424824035
Pearl River456214618837
Stone1851338514

Mississippi investigates both probable and confirmed cases and deaths, said MSDH. As of June 1 at 3pm, there have been a total of 317,856 cases and 7,322 deaths reported.

For more information on vaccinations, including who is eligible and where appointments can be made, click here.

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Hospitalizations

As of May 31, there were 152 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 54 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.

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Recoveries

As of May 31, 2021, there are 308,103 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 May 30, a total of 2,806,475 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.

For more information on vaccinations, including who is eligible and where appointments can be made, click here.

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