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Lincoln County COVID-19 Update: 2 more deaths reported from virus

Two more people from Lincoln County have died of COVID-19 since Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to nine.

There are only four additional cases in the county being reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health, two of which are from long-term care facilities in the county. In total, there have been 136 total confirmed cases in the county, 46 in long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there are 6,342 confirmed cases and 239 deaths reported by the MSDH as of Monday at 6 p.m. There have been 908 additional confirmed cases since Thursday, and 721 cases in the state — about 11 percent — are from long-term care facilities.

According to numbers published Monday, labs around the state have tested 11,978 additional people since Wednesday, bringing the total number of tested people to 64,412. Of those, 693 tests have been performed by King’s Daughters Medical Center. Of those, 90 have tested positive for COVID-19.

Both MSDH and KDMC offer testing. Those receiving testing through the MSDH must complete pre-screening through a smartphone app or by phone. More information can be found at http://healthyms.com/covid19test. Mississippi also has a COVID-19 hotline available 24/7 at 877-978-6453.

People who want to receive tests from KDMC are advised to call 601-835-9455 before visiting. The screening site can be found by following the signs on Brookman Drive behind the hospital.