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1,101 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 139 new cases and one new death reported Thursday.
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 9:00 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,101 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 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, 139 were reported in the six lower counties of the state during that period. New cases were reported in Harrison County (74), Jackson County (31), Pearl River County (12), George County (4), Hancock County (13), and Stone County (5).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George477676679
Hancock75821217215
Harrison33,49250553176
Jackson23,90835728340
Pearl River920022921042
Stone3545608714

Statewide, 12 deaths were reported on Thursday, all of which occurred between Sept. 24-29. In the six lower counties, there was only one death reported in Harrison County (1).

As of Sept. 29 at 3pm, there have been a total of 488,394 cases and 9,600 deaths reported.

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As of Sept. 28, there were 579 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 209 were in the ICU and 135 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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