MSDH reports 16 more patients die of COVID-19 complications


Health officials in Mississippi report 263 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 16 new deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,967 -- with 570 deaths, the Mississippi State Department of Health said.

The MSDH added 44 of the newest cases reported ere among residents in long-term care facilities. There are now 87 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities -- where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff, health officials said.

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline continues to take your questions about COVID-19. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

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