MSDH reports 136 new cases of COVID-19, seven new deaths confirmed
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Today MSDH is reporting 136 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 7 new deaths (two of which were identified from May 5 death certificate reports). Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,432, with 528 deaths. Currently there are 389 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, the lowest number this month.

10 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities have fallen to 98 (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

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The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.