MSDH confirms 281 new cases of COVID-19, eight new deaths
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Today MSDH is reporting 281 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 8 new deaths. Thirty-seven of these new cases were among residents in long-term care facilities. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has risen to 401. Mississippi's total COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 5,434, with 209 deaths.

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