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MSDH confirms 1,701 new COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 1,701 new cases of COVID-19. 

Today’s report brings the state’s total number of cases up to 208,089. With the confirmation of *28 additional deaths, 4,634 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus. 

*MSDH Note: 25 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between November 12 and December 20, identified from death certificate reports.

Hospital data has not been updated since December 22nd after overall COVID-19 related hospitalizations climbed above 1,300 for the first time. 

Last week, Governor Tate Reeves expanded his executive order which places 78 of Mississippi’s 82 counties under a mask mandate. 

Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Itawamba, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pearl River, Perry, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Stone, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo.

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