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380 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

In South Mississippi, there were 45 new cases and no new deaths reported Thursday.
Published: Nov. 18, 2021 at 12:03 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 380 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths in the state Thursday. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Tuesday and 3pm Wednesday.

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 45 new cases and no new deaths. The new cases were reported in Harrison County (30), Jackson County (6), Pearl River County (5), George County (2), Hancock County (1), and Stone County (1).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George509180739
Hancock78141307215
Harrison34,72455253578
Jackson24,78438828341
Pearl River967924321042
Stone3654668814

Five new deaths were reported in Mississippi but none in the six lower counties.

As of Nov. 17 at 3pm, there have been a total of 510,322 cases and 10,222 deaths reported in Mississippi.

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

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As of Nov. 16, there were 148 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 50 were in the ICU and 27 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 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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