MSDH confirms 505 new COVID-19 cases, 28 additional deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 505 new cases of COVID-19. 

Today’s report brings the state’s total number of cases up to 90,523. With the confirmation of 28 additional deaths, 2,734 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus. 

The latest hospital data from the MSDH shows that overall hospitalizations remain below 530 and ventilators in use have dropped below 90 for the time in months. 

As of Monday, the MSDH is able to estimate that 78,971 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19. 

ICYMI – On Monday, Governor Tate Reeves announced that he has extended the statewide mask mandate through the end of the month. The order has been slightly amended to allow restaurants, shops and gyms to expand capacity limitations to 75%. 

Additionally, limitations on social gatherings have been relaxed. When social distancing is possible, gatherings can have up to 20 people indoors and 100 people outdoors. When social distancing isn’t possible, limitations are set at 10 indoors and 50 outdoors.