1,670 new COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 166 new cases and eight new deaths reported Tuesday.
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Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 1:07 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,670 new cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths in the state Tuesday. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Sunday and 3pm Monday.

In the six lower counties of the state, 166 new cases and eight new deaths were reported.

The new cases were reported in Harrison County (47), Jackson County (43), Pearl River County (10), Hancock County (11), George County (55), and Stone County (0).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
Pearl River955723821042

Of the 33 new deaths reported in the state on Tuesday, eight of them occurred between Oct. 22-25, which includes in Jackson County (1) and Pearl River County (1). The other 25 deaths, which were identified through death certificate reports, occurred between Aug. 25 and Oct. 20 and included deaths in Hancock County (3), Harrison County (1), and Jackson County (2).

As of Oct. 25 at 3pm, there have been a total of 503,322 cases and 10,057 deaths reported in Mississippi.

*The charts and information below have not yet been updated on the MSDH website.*


As of Oct. 20, there were 293 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 107 were in the ICU and 59 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.

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


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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