After a week engulfed by single-day case numbers north of four digits, the Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed 672 new, positive COVID-19 cases with 10 deaths.
That brings the total amount of cases in Mississippi to 60,553 with 1,703 coronavirus-induced deaths.
Just yesterday evening, Harvard College Health Official Dr. Ashish K. Jha went to Twitter to predict that Mississippi will “become nation’s #1 in new cases.”
Mississippi will become nation’s #1 in new cases/pop
Already #1 on test +
Can’t open schools now. They’ll just shut down
If MS wants kids in school, recipe known
Stop indoor dining/bars/gyms
Then, may be, kids can go to school safely. Later
— Ashish K. Jha (@ashishkjha) August 2, 2020
Detailed reporting of long term care information, which will include in-depth statistics from Sunday’s number, will resume on Monday, August 3.