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Over 1,600 new COVID cases reported in Mississippi

Donna Schaferkotter, medical laboratory scientist at UMMC, prepares samples for COVID-19 testing. The Medical Center started in-house testing for the novel coronavirus March 26 using a commercially available kit and is developing additional ways to test for COVID-19.

The Mississippi Department of Health is reporting 1,638 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi.

This report brings the state’s total number of cases, since the pandemic began, to 140, 429.   

Here are the top five counties with the most reported cases:

9,358 DeSoto
9,338 Hinds
6,666 Harrison
5,947 Jackson
5,078 Rankin

With the confirmation of 23 additional deaths, 3,642 Mississippians have passed away from the virus.  Health officials say 17 of those deaths occurred on November 14th and November 19th in the following counties:

County Total
Attala 3
Copiah 1
DeSoto 2
Hinds 4
Jackson 1
Madison 2
Oktibbehah 1
Pontotoc 1
Rankin 1
Tishomingo 1

Six COVID-19 related deaths occurred from October 31st to November 13th, identified from death certificate reports in the following counties.

County Total
DeSoto 2
Harrison 1
Marshall 2
Sharkey 1

There are currently 170 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. 

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