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COVID-19 update: Lincoln County now reporting more than 1,700 cases

Positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus are climbing rapidly across the state and country.

One new death from COVID-19 and 182 new cases have been reported in Lincoln County over the past week.

Lincoln County now has recorded 1,710 positive cases of the virus and 64 confirmed deaths.

MSDH reported 905 new cases Tuesday and 36 new deaths across the state. Nineteen of the deaths occurred Nov. 10-16. Seventeen were identified from death certificate reports Sept. 23-Nov. 11.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 135,803 COVID-19 cases and 3,581 deaths. MSDH presumes 116,683 of those cases — 86% — have recovered.

Hospitalizations have risen over the past three weeks, with 723 patients being treated for the coronavirus in hospitals across the state as of Sunday night, according to MSDH’s latest data. Of that total, 180 are in intensive care and 96 are on ventilators.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. has reported more than 11 million virus cases as of Sunday, surging by 1 million in one week. The surge began in mid-October, with cases rising from 8 million to 9 million in two weeks.

Testing

Testing is available in Brookhaven at King’s Daughters Medical Center. The COVID screening site is located behind the Emergency Room and will be open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 601-835-9455 to make an appointment.

Testing is also available for those without insurance, on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. outside the Lincoln County Health Department, 1212 Northpark Lane NE, Brookhaven. Interested persons should call 601-496-7200 before arriving. Testing is also available this week Wednesday-Friday.

To find more testing facilities in the state, visit HealthyMS.com and click on “Getting Tested.”