MSDH confirms 1,245 new COVID-19 cases, 51 additional deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 1,245 new cases of COVID-19. 

Today’s report brings Mississippi’s total number of cases up to 63,444. With the confirmation of *51 additional deaths, 1,804 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus. 

*MSDH Note: 19 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths occurred between July 11 and July 29, identified from death certificate reports. 

Hospital data has not been updated to reflect today’s report, but the chart below shows Tuesday’s graph.

An estimated 42,391 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19. 

Tuesday, Governor Tate Reeves issued a statewide mask mandate. Under the mandate, all Mississippians must wear a mask when in public with a few exceptions – children under 6 years old, those who cannot cover their face for medical or behavioral conditions, and those at religious worship. The order does mandate that masks must be worn inside of businesses, schools, or any place open to the public, or when at an outdoor public space where social distancing is not possible.