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3,138 new COVID-19 cases, 83 deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 734 new cases and 25 new deaths reported Thursday.
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 9:41 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 3,138 new cases of COVID-19 and 83 deaths in the state on Thursday. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Tuesday and 3pm Wednesday.

Of the new cases, 734 were reported in the six lower counties of the state during that period. New cases were reported in Harrison County (282), Jackson County (241), Pearl River County (92), Hancock County (54), George County (40), and Stone County (25).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George431566629
Hancock69121037215
Harrison31,17944652675
Jackson22,34132028138
Pearl River841519721042
Stone3362508614

Statewide, 59 deaths that occurred between Aug. 29 and Sept. 8 were reported, including 19 in Hancock County (1), Harrison County (12), Jackson County (2), and Pearl River County (4).

An additional 24 deaths that occurred between July 24 and Sept. 4 were identified from death certificate reports, including six in Harrison County (1), Jackson County (2), Pearl River County (2), and Stone County (1).

As of Sept. 8 at 3pm, there have been a total of 458,420 cases and 8,870 deaths reported.

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Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 16, 343 people died from COVID-19 in Mississippi. That’s more than double the number of deaths caused by COVID during the two prior between July 20 and Aug. 2.

As of Sept. 7, there were 1,285 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 414 were in the ICU and 291 were on a ventilator. The majority of those hospitalized are not vaccinated, according to MSDH.

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Cases among adults ages 25-39 are highest, warns MSDH. However, the majority of people who have died from COVID-19 are over the age of 65.

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COVID-19 vaccinations for Mississippians are available at no cost from MSDH sites around the state, and from local pharmacies and healthcare providers. In all, the Mississippi Department of Health reports that 35 percent of the state’s residents have been vaccinated as of July 28. To see the most recent vaccination report from MSDH, click here.

Click here for more information on vaccinations, including where appointments can be made.

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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.

As of Aug. 16, 2021, there are 336,849 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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