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560 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths reported over the weekend in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 60 new cases and one death reported over the weekend.
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 11:53 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 560 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths in the state over the weekend. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Thursday and 3pm Sunday.

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 60 new cases, and one death. The new cases were reported in Harrison County (19), Jackson County (17), Pearl River County (13), George County (6), Hancock County (3), and Stone County (2).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George506580739
Hancock77851307215
Harrison34,58254953477
Jackson24,67538628341
Pearl River964424121042
Stone3635668814

There were five deaths reported in the state on Monday. Two of them occurred between Nov. 4-6, including one in Harrison County. Three other deaths that occurred between Oct. 16-29 were identified through death certificate reports but none in the six lower counties.

As of Nov. 7 at 3pm, there have been a total of 507,116 cases and 10,153 deaths reported in Mississippi.

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

As of Nov. 4 at 3pm, there have been a total of 506,556 cases and 10,148 deaths reported in...
As of Nov. 4 at 3pm, there have been a total of 506,556 cases and 10,148 deaths reported in Mississippi.(MSDH)

As of Nov. 4, there were 176 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 76 were in the ICU and 39 were on a ventilator. The majority of those hospitalized are not vaccinated, according to MSDH.

As of Nov. 4, there were 176 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of...
As of Nov. 4, there were 176 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 76 were in the ICU and 39 were on a ventilator. The majority of those hospitalized are not vaccinated, according to MSDH.(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.

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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 46 percent of the state’s residents have been vaccinated as of Nov. 3. 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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