The Mississippi State Department of Health on Sunday reported 193 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi -- including one new case in Hancock County -- and six new deaths around the state.

"Thirty-eight of these new cases were among residents in long-term care facilities," according to an MSDH statement. "The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has fallen to 397.

"Mississippi's total COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 5,911, with 227 deaths."

The total of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Hancock County has now risen to 60, with a total of five deaths and seven people infected in long-term care facilities.

There were no new cases reported in Harrison County as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, with the total standing at 158 with six deaths and one person infected in a long-term care facility.

In Pearl River County, four new cases were reported Sunday, bringing the totals to 152 people with the virus, 14 dead, with 30 people in long-term care facilities infected.

The MSDH is seeking Certified Nursing Assistants to aid in the battle against COVID-19. Please email your contact information and résumé to

As of 6 p.m. on Saturday, the MSDH Public Health Laboratory had tested 11,591 Mississippi residents for COVID-19 and other providers around the state had tested 49,197, for a total of 60,788.

“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."

There are now 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. Open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 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. and Sat & Sun 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Memorial Hancock Family Practice, 4433 Leisure Time Drive, Diamondhead, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. –5 p.m. and Sat & Sun 9 a.m. – 3 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.

• Children’s International Medical Group — 467-1320

• Coastal Family Health Center — 228-463-9666.

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