For the first time in a month, the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting under 1,000 new cases of COVID-19.
Today’s report of 927 new cases—the lowest total since December 26th—brings the state’s total up to 265,146. Today’s caseload does follow higher weekend totals with 1,856 on Saturday (39 deaths) and 1,196 on Sunday (21 deaths). With the confirmation of 5 additional deaths, 5,777 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus.
Hospital data has not yet been updated as a new week begins. Heading into the weekend, overall hospitalizations had fallen below 1,100.