Record broken: 1,251 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Mississippi on Monday
(WXXV) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported a record-breaking additional 1,251 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi on Monday. The previous single-day record of new cases was 1,230, which was set this past Thursday, July 16.
There were also 3 additional deaths due to COVID-19 reported Monday, one of which was in Jackson County.
Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases for the year now stands at 43,889, with 1,358 deaths.
In South Mississippi, the cases by county are as follows:
- George —179 (16 new)
- Hancock — 204 (14 new)
- Harrison — 1,456 (69 new)
- Jackson — 1,115 (34 new)
- Pearl River — 371 (8 new)
- Stone — 104 (4 new)
There are now 140 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
909 Mississippians are currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, and 219 more with suspected COVID-19.
MSDH’s latest estimate of COVID-19 recoveries is 30,315 statewide since cases began in Mississippi.
In a post to social media, the Mississippi State Department of Health said Monday afternoon, “Our COVID-19 case rate responds quickly when precautions are taken. We have seen a dramatic increase, but we can expect a sharp fall in cases if we simply take protective steps. Staying home more often, keeping a sensible distance from others, and using a mask have worked for us before, and they can work again.”
More data on COVID-19 in the state, along with the latest protective steps to take, are available online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19.
The health department says, “The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.”