The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 701 new cases of COVID-19.
Today’s report — the second straight day over 700 new cases — brings the state’s total up to 91,935. With the confirmation of *24 additional deaths, 2,780 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus.
MSDH Note: 10 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between August 19 and September 6, identified from death certificate reports.
Earlier this week, Governor Tate Reeves extended the statewide mask mandate through the end of the month and commended Mississippians for their role in driving overall hospitalizations down.
This graph tells the story of what you’ve accomplished. It hasn’t been easy or pleasant, but you’ve gotten us out of a terrible COVID-19 situation. It’s only because the people stepped up. We did it without closing any business and while opening schools. Thank you and God bless. pic.twitter.com/Jt2oHQEAae
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) September 16, 2020
As of Monday, the MSDH is able to estimate that 78,971 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19.
To date, 696,801 Mississippians have been tested for the virus.