Hospitalizations are up in Mississippi

Mississippi is also seeing a steady increase of patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected cases of the coronavirus.

The health department says Thursday that as of Wednesday night, 602 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases and 261 were hospitalized with suspected cases of the highly contagious virus.

That was up from 490 confirmed cases and 186 suspected cases among people hospitalized as of Saturday night.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is imploring people to avoid big gatherings during the July 4th weekend.

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