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Mississippi COVID-19 Update: 234 new cases, 22 new deaths

Today MSDH is reporting 234 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 22 new deaths (seven of which are from death certificate reports between April 25 and May 3). Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 9,908, with 457 deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has risen to 450.

16 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 115 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

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 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

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

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