Mississippi reports 1,092 new cases of COVID-19, shattering record for single-day increase
The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 1,092 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 5 new deaths as of Thursday afternoon. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 24,516, with 1,016 deaths.
50 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 86 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
Currently there are 526 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, and 219 with suspected COVID-19.
MSDH says, “COVID-19 cases are rising fastest among young adults who are failing to take proper safeguards. With a record number of new cases in Mississippi, prevention at this time is critical. The State Health Officer urges all Mississippians aged 2 and older to wear a mask or face covering in public places and maintain strict social distancing whenever possible.”