COVID-19 in Mississippi: 292 new cases reported Sat.

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus (May 2020)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 292 new cases and 14 new deaths Saturday.

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 309,029 as of April 16.

So far, 7,153 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi.

The number of tests administered in the state totals 2,655,925 as of April 11. This includes MSDH Public Health Laboratory tests and other providers.

An estimated 297,362 people have recovered from the virus.

The newest MSDH report shows 671,741 people are fully vaccinated and 1,532,912 doses have been administered in total.

Vaccinations are open for all Mississippians age 16 and older.

On March 19, 2020, the first in-state death from the virus was reported of a man from Hancock County.

Mississippi Department of Health has a hotline open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for any coronavirus-related questions: 877-978-6453.

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