Today MSDH is reporting 273 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 17 new deaths (eight of which were from May 13-18, identified from death certificate reports). Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 13,731 , with 652 deaths.
21 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 121 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 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.