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455 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 53 new cases and four new deaths reported Tuesday.
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 12:52 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 3, 2021 at 12:38 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 455 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 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, 53 new cases and four new deaths were reported.

The new cases were reported in Jackson County (25), Harrison County (20), Pearl River County (3), Hancock County (2), George County (2), and Stone County (1).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George505279739
Hancock77721307215
Harrison34,48554653477
Jackson24,62738628341
Pearl River960824021042
Stone3621658814

Of the 31 new deaths reported in the state Tuesday, 14 occurred between Oct. 2 and Nov. 1, including one in Harrison County. The other 17 deaths, which were identified through death certificate reports, occurred between Dec. 10 and Oct. 28 and included two deaths in Harrison County and one in Stone County.

As of Nov. 1 at 3pm, there have been a total of 505,266 cases and 10,129 deaths reported in Mississippi.

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

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As of Oct. 31, there were 207 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 80 were in the ICU and 46 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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