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Mississippi COVID-19 Update: 229 new cases, 10 new deaths

Today MSDH is reporting 229 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 7,441, with 291 deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has fallen to 424.

Forty-one of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 100 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 http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

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.