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Mississippi COVID-19 Update: 100 new cases, 8 new deaths

Jackson, MS - This morning MSDH is reporting 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and eight new deaths. Coronavirus cases have also been identified in three more long-term care facilities across the state. The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 1,738, with 51 deaths.

Total statewide COVID-19 testing figures as of April 5 are now also available. MSDH, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and commercial laboratories have performed 20,370 tests of Mississippians since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at

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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