COVID update — 1,638 new cases statewide

Published 11:27 am Friday, November 20, 2020

More than 1,600 new cases were added to the Mississippi COVID case count on Friday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,638 new cases and 23 new deaths statewide, including six COVID-19 related deaths occurring Oct. 31 to Nov. 13 identified from death certificate reports.

There were 20 new cases reported in Lincoln County, bringing the total up to 1,766 positive cases and 64 confirmed deaths.

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state has had 140,429 positive virus cases and 3,642 deaths. MSDH presumes 116,683 of those cases have recovered.

Hospitalizations for the virus are up to 821 statewide. Out of that total, 207 of those were in intensive care units and 96 were on ventilators. Another 127 people were hospitalized with suspected COVID-19 infections. This information is updated weekly.


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 and click on “Getting Tested.”