The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 489 new cases of COVID-19.
The second-largest one-day rise in cases brings the state’s total up to 20,641. 938 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus following this morning’s confirmation of 23 additional deaths.
*MSDH Note – 16 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between May 23 and June 11 were identified from death certificate reports.
With the large rise in cases, Governor Tate Reeves took to Twitter to urge continued caution.
Today we saw 489 new COVID-19 cases—a large number by any measure. I’m concerned that people are losing interest in the effort to keep each other safe. We are all tired and ready to be done, but the virus doesn’t care. Please be on your guard—small efforts have a big impact!
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) June 17, 2020
The number of hospitalizations also saw an increase in the latest report from the MSDH.
As of Monday, 15,323 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19.
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