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MSDH reports 173 new cases of COVID-19, five new deaths
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Today MSDH is reporting 173 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 5 new deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 9,674, with 435 deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has fallen to 399.

21 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 112 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

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.