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MSDH reports a combined total of 1,646 new cases of COVID-19
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Today MSDH is reporting a combined total of 1,646 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi for the five days from June 17 to June 21. In this period there are 40 new deaths to report (2 of which occurred between May 25 - June 7, identified from death certificate reports). Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 22,287, with 978 deaths. Currently there are 485 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection.

There are currently 76 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

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.