The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 967 new cases of COVID-19.
Today’s report brings the state’s total number of cases up to 124,854. With the confirmation of *14 additional deaths, 3,419 Mississippians have passed away from the virus.
*MSDH Note: 6 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between October 13 and October 30, identified from death certificate reports.
Overall hospitalizations saw a significant decline in the latest data from the MSDH.
Thursday, the report of over 1,600 new cases prompted the MSDH to issue the following warning to Mississippians:
“State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs wants all Mississippians to be aware of the seriousness of the current situation:
- COVID-19 transmission continues to be widespread through Mississippi communities.
- Along with cases, average daily deaths are beginning to increase.
- We must continue to use masks and practice social distancing – interventions we know are effective in limiting the spread of this disease
- Without action, we can expect the current trend of cases and deaths to continue.”