The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Thursday reported 578 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 23 new deaths.
Ten of the COVID-19 related deaths occurred between Aug. 19 and Sept. 29, identified from death certificate reports.
Hancock County’s total number of cases stands at 663 with 25 COVID-19-related deaths.
“Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 102,819 with 3,074 deaths.” according to the agency’s statement on Thursday. “There are now 125 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).”
As of October 6, the MSDH reports that 457 Mississippians are hospitalized with confirmed infection; 127 patients in ICU; 114 patients with suspected infection; and 62 patients on ventilators.
As of October 4, the MSDH estimates that 90,577 Mississippi residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 are presumed recovered.
As of October 7, MSDH has administered a total of 111,144 tests and 792,861 administered by other testing providers, MSDH states. The total number of tests statewide is 904,005. This report has changed to a weekly update schedule.
“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.”
For more information, visit www.msdh.ms.gov.