225 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 39 new cases and one new death reported Wednesday
Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 1:58 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 225 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths in the state Wednesday. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Monday and 3pm Tuesday.

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 39 new cases and one new death. The new cases were reported in Harrison County (15), Stone County (10), Jackson County (12), Hancock County (1), George County (1), and Pearl River County (0).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
Pearl River967424321042

There were two deaths reported in the state Monday. Of those, one death was reported in the six lower counties in Pearl River County.

As of Nov. 16 at 3pm, there have been a total of 509,942 cases and 10,217 deaths reported in Mississippi.

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


As of Nov. 15, there were 151 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 49 were in the ICU and 27 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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