Today MSDH is reporting 1,092 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 5 new deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 24,516, with 1,016 deaths.
50 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 86 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
Currently there are 526 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, and 219 with suspected COVID-19.
Prevention at this time is critical. The State Health Officer urges all Mississippians aged 2 and older to wear a mask or face covering in public places and maintain strict social distancing.
More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
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 7 p.m. seven days a week.