MSDH: COVID-19 death toll rises by 27

May 19, 2020

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 272 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 27 new deaths.  The state's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,704 -- with 554 deaths.  There are 441 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, the MSDH said.


The MSDH added 45 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities -- and there are now 98 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff.


The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline continues to take your questions at 1-877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

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