The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday reported 215 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and zero new deaths.

“Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases for the year now stands at 100,703, with 3,013 deaths,” according to the agency’s statement on Monday.

The MSDH reported 321 new cases of the virus with two new deaths on Sunday; and 609 new cases with 16 deaths on Saturday.

As of Monday, a total of 624 cases with 22 deaths had been reported in Hancock County, with 14 cases and four deaths in long-term care facilities.

Harrison County had a total of 4,091 cases with 76 deaths, including 255 cases and 31 deaths in long-term care.

Pearl River County had a total of 952 cases with 54 deaths, including 80 cases and 22 deaths in long-term care.

Statewide, as of Oct. 2, there were a total of 412 patients in Mississippi hospitals with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 103 with suspected coronavirus infections. Of those hospitalized, 132 were in ICU and 69 were on ventilators.

The MSDH reported that as of Sept. 27, approximately 89,737 Mississippians had recovered from the virus.

As of Oct. 3, a total of 904,005 Mississippi residents had been tested for the virus.

“Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing,” according to MSDH. “Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.”

There are COVID-19 testing sites open in Hancock County.

• Hancock Women’s Center, 1009 Benigno Lane, Bay St. Louis. Walk-ins are welcome, both male and female, with results in 36-14 hours. For more, please call 228-467-2555 or go to

• Memorial Drinkwater Internal Medicine Walk-In Clinic, 300 Drinkwater Drive, Bay St. Louis, Monday – Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

• Memorial Hancock Family Practice, 4433 Leisure Time Drive, Diamondhead, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. –5 p.m. Call (228) 867–5000 before visiting a clinic to allow the staff to determine the next steps and to prepare for your arrival.

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is 877-978-6453 and is available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

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