Mississippi COVID-19 Update: 136 new cases, two new deaths

Jackson, MS - This morning MSDH is reporting 136 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the MSDH Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Two new deaths have also been confirmed, in Holmes and Humphreys counties. Jasper County is reporting its first coronavirus case. The state total of cases now stands at 1,073, with 22 deaths.

Hospitalization and death from COVID-19 infection is more likely if you have a long-term health problem like high blood pressure or diabetes. If you have a chronic condition, follow your doctor’s recommendations closely, and strictly follow health precautions of social distancing, isolation and hygiene.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

The latest state map shows Mississippi's case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.

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