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Mississippi State Health Department updates statewide COVID-19 numbers

Mississippi's Health Department announces another increase in active cases and deaths for the state.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Today, Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 247 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 9 new deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 13,252, with 625 deaths. Currently there are 437 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection.

37 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 117 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, can be found here.

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.

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