2,321 new COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths reported Friday in Mississippi
In South Mississippi, there were 650 new cases and 7 new deaths reported Friday.
JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 2,321 new cases of COVID-19 and 49 deaths in the state on Friday. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.
Of the new cases, 650 were reported in the six lower counties of the state during that period. New cases were reported in Harrison County (179), Jackson County (165), Hancock County (152), Pearl River County (121), Stone County (19), and George County (14).
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Statewide, 49 deaths were reported total on Friday . Of those, 24 deaths that occurred between Aug. 20 and Sept. 16 were reported, including in George County (1), Harrison County (3), and Jackson County (1). Between Aug. 16 and Sept. 14, an additional 25 deaths were identified from death certificate reports, including in George County (1) and Pearl River County (1).
As of Sept. 16 at 3pm, there have been a total of 473,413 cases and 9,214 deaths reported.
As of Sept. 15, there were 995 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 350 were in the ICU and 251 were on a ventilator. The majority of those hospitalized are not vaccinated, according to MSDH.
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.
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.
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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