MSDH confirms 209 new COVID-19 cases, 9 additional deaths

After technical problems at the Mississippi State Department of Health delayed the release of today’s numbers, the department is now reporting 209 new cases of COVID-19. 

Today’s report brings the state’s total number of cases up to 16,769. 803 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus following the confirmation of 9 additional deaths. 

The MSDH is reporting 116 active outbreaks in Mississippi long-term care facilities. An outbreak is defined as “one or more cases among staff or residents”.

Wednesday, the department began listing the names of LTC facilities with active outbreaks. To view the list, click here.

The most recent data from the MSDH shows that hospitalizations have decreased in recent days along with the number of ventilators in use. The number of patients in ICU did slightly increase. 

As of Monday, 11,203 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19.

For more MSDH data, click here.