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COVID-19 update: Lincoln County sees new cases, deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 new deaths Monday.

Lincoln County had 879 total cases as of Monday and 45 deaths. Seventeen of these cases are new since Friday and two of the deaths are newly reported.

There have been 72,412 positive cases in the state and 2,095 coronavirus-related deaths. Deaths are reported to MSDH from hospitals, medical examiners and coroners.

MSDH reported 825 new cases and 37 deaths Saturday, and 381 new cases and four new deaths Sunday.

Social distancing is still critical to stop the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask or face covering can sharply reduce the risk of passing the virus on to others. Most people spreading COVID-19 do not yet know they are infected, according to data from MSDH.