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Mississippi COVID-19 Update: 262 new cases, 22 new deaths

Today MSDH is reporting 262 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 22 new deaths (including 9 from prior weeks identified through death certificate investigation). Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 8,686, with 396 deaths.

29 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 114 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

Our website will have an updated map and new charts later today.

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.

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