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MSDH announces 193 new cases of COVID-19 & mobile testing sites

The total number of new coronavirus cases rose by nearly 200 overnight. 

Sunday morning, the Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed 193 new cases of COVID-19 with 6 people passing away due to the virus. The new cases bring the state’s total to 5,911 with 227 deaths attributed to COVID-19. 

Of Mississippi’s confirmed cases, 637 have come from long-term care facilities. For additional demographic data, visit the Department of Health’s website. 

Additionally, the MSDH & UMMC have announced mobile testing sites for the upcoming week.

Monday, April 27:

  • Walthall County: Walthall County Events Center, 31 Highway 48 East, Tylertown. This is the rescheduling of a previous event that was canceled due to inclement weather.
  • Lee County: BancorpSouth parking lot, 375 E. Main St., Tupelo

Tuesday, April 28:

  • Clay County: West Point Civic Center, 91 Sixth St., West Point

Wednesday, April 29:

  • Pike County: Pike County Health Department, 114 E. Presley Boulevard, McComb
  • Leake County: Carthage Coliseum, 729 E. Main St., Carthage

It is important to note that these sites are only available to those who have been pre-screened through the C Spire Health App and deemed “high-risk”. 

Additional information regarding the screening process can be found below: 

Mississippians who are screened as being at high risk for having COVID-19 are given an appointment at a testing site to provide a specimen sample, via a nose swab, without exiting their vehicle.

The fastest and easiest way to get screened and tested is with the C Spire Health app. It’s available daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Those using the C Spire Health app will be given an appointment if a medical provider determines their level of risk for COVID-19 is high. They’ll be asked questions about symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat. UMMC will contact those tested with their results.

Those without smartphones can call (601) 496-7200. Anyone not experiencing symptoms is asked not to use the app or call.

Anyone determined to be at low risk for infection will receive instructions on social distancing, home isolation and self-care – and told to call back if symptoms worsen.

For more information about testing, click here.

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