State’s COVID-19 numbers down for 2nd day in a row

Published 4:35 pm Monday, August 10, 2020

For a second day in a row, Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers have drastically fallen.

Saturday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health showed 1,210 new cases, but Sunday’s report shows 527 and Monday’s showed 476. These two days were the first in a week to be below 950.

Sixteen new deaths were reported Monday. There have been 67,649 cases and 1,912 deaths in Mississippi from the coronavirus pandemic.

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The state has had 67,649 cases and 1,912 deaths.

Lincoln County has had 832 cases and 41 deaths. There have been 124 cases in long term care facilities and 28 LTC deaths.

As of Friday — MSDH’s most recent hospitalizations reporting date — 978 were hospitalized statewide with confirmed infections, 188 were in hospitals with suspected infections, 334 were in intensive care units and 198 were on ventilators.

Home isolation is mandatory if you have tested positive for COVID-19 by order of the State Health Officer. If you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, quarantine is also important to protect others.