Mississippi Dept. of Health reports 1,702 new COVID-19 cases, 64 deaths Wednesday morning

(WXXV) — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting an additional 1,702 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 64 new deaths as of Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

60 deaths occurred between January 8 and January 19.

Four deaths were reported in Harrison County, three in Jackson County, and two were reported in Pearl River County.

Four additional deaths occurred between January 8 and January 14 and January 18, but were later identified from death certificate reports. Of those deaths, one was reported in Harrison County, and one was reported in Pearl River County.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases for the year now stands at 256,827, with 5,638 deaths.

In the southernmost six counties of Mississippi, the numbers of COVID-19 cases were as follows:

  • George — 2,019 cases (21 new) and 39 deaths
  • Hancock — 2,825 cases (81 new) and 59 deaths
  • Harrison — 731 cases (164 new) and 199 deaths (5 new)
  • Jackson — 10,557 cases (104 new) and 187 deaths (3 new)
  • Pearl River — 3,329 cases (28 new) and 103 deaths (3 new)
  • Stone — 1,459 cases (12 new) and 21 deaths

Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified 38 new cases in residents of long-term care facilities, and 13 deaths. There are currently 217 ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.

207,769 people in Mississippi are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

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