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Mississippi COVID-19 Update: 397 new cases, 20 new deaths

Today MSDH is reporting 397 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 20 new deaths (11 of these deaths are from past weeks, based on investigation into death certificate reports). Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 7,212, with 281 deaths.

The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has risen to 454.

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 any time: 877-978-6453. NOTE: The Hotline has new hours, and is now available 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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