442 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 38 new cases and two new deaths reported Tuesday
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 11:38 AM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 442 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 new 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, there were 38 new cases and two new deaths. The new cases were reported in Harrison County (12), Stone County (10), Jackson County (9), Hancock County (3), Pearl River County (2), and George County (2).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
Pearl River967424221042

There were 12 deaths reported in the state Monday. Of those, two occurred between Nov. 12-13, including one in Jackson County. An additional 10 deaths that happened between Sept. 26 and Nov. 10 were also identified through death certificate reports, including one in Jackson County.

As of Nov. 15 at 3pm, there have been a total of 509,717 cases and 10,215 deaths reported in Mississippi.

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


As of Nov. 14, there were 155 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 47 were in the ICU and 26 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 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.


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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