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1,505 new COVID-19 cases, 30 deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 176 new cases and 5 new deaths reported Friday.
Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 9:51 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,505 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths in the state Friday. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.

Of the new cases, 176 were reported in the six lower counties of the state during that period. New cases were reported in Harrison County (67), Pearl River County (43), Jackson County (37), George County (14), Hancock County (13), and Stone County (2).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George471472679
Hancock75141127215
Harrison33,06348853275
Jackson23,68734828339
Pearl River909822121042
Stone3508608714

Statewide, 30 deaths were reported total Friday. Of those, nine deaths occurred between Sept. 20-23, including in Harrison County (1), Pearl River County (1), and Stone County (1). An additional 21 deaths that occurred between July 18 and Sept. 19 were identified through death certificate reports, including in Harrison County (1) and Pearl River County (1).

As of Sept. 23 at 3pm, there have been a total of 482,902 cases and 9,425 deaths reported.

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As of Sept. 22, there were 745 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 259 were in the ICU and 205 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.

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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