Today MSDH is reporting 862 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 23 deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 37,542, with 1,272 deaths.
Note: A death previously reported in Union County was in error, and the county's total deaths has been adjusted from 12 to 11.
36 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, along with 11 deaths. 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).
Currently there are 805 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, and 254 more with suspected COVID-19.
About 26,000 Mississippians are now estimated to have recovered from COVID-19. That leaves about 10,000 who are still recovering, under medical care, or in isolation and unable to work. The burden of COVID-19 on the state is now very high.