The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 680 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi bringing the total number of positive cases since March 11th to 27, 247.
14 new deaths have also been reported bringing the total number of Mississippians who have lost their lives to the virus to 1,073.
27 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities. Active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities have risen to 95 (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
There are 560 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, and 219 with suspected COVID-19.
The cases continue to be the highest in the 18 to 29 age group with 5,447, followed by the 40 to 49 age group with 4,333, and the 30 to 39 age group not far behind with 4,290 confirmed cases.
The Fourth of July is Saturday and MSDH reminds you that events can be festive AND safe. While the size of gatherings should be limited, people who stay in their own vehicles don’t count against the limit on the number attending. It’s the ideal way to enjoy fireworks displays without worrying about spreading COVID-19.