COVID-19 update: Local cases still rising, daily MS rate down

Published 3:37 pm Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The number of new daily COVID-19 cases statewide has dropped, but overall numbers are still rising in Lincoln County.

Locally the case number rose to 885, with 45 deaths. There are 124 long-term care facility outbreaks, with 28 long-term care facility deaths.

On Tuesday, the Mississippi Department of Health reported 795 new cases, with 34 deaths and 178 current long-term care facility outbreaks.

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The following counties reported one new death each: Alcorn, Bolivar, Coahoma, Covington, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Oktibbeha, Pike, Quitman, Rankin, Sunflower, Tate, Tishomingo, Walthall, Washington and Yazoo.

Forrest, Itawamba, and Lafayette counties each had two new deaths and Lowndes County had three new deaths.

Across the state, there are 73,207 cases total, with 2,128 deaths. There are 56,577 cases presumed recovered.

A total of 541,254 tests have been conducted for the coronavirus in Mississippi, with 522,738 of those being for detection of the virus and 18,516 of those being for antibodies.

As of Monday, there were 929 patients hospitalized for the coronavirus, with 284 of those in intensive care and 163 of those on ventilators.

For local testing information, call King’s Daughters Medical Center at 601-835-9455.