MSDH: 13 more patients have died from COVID-19 complications

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 318 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 13 new deaths, two of which were identified through death certificate reports from May 4th and 5th.

Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 10,801 -- with 493 deaths. The MSDH said 71 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities. There are 111 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff, the MSDH added.

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is taking your questions about the virus at 1-877-978-6453 daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

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