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After record 1-day numbers, Mississippi’s COVID count falls below 700

Lincoln County has reported 73 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, with a new total of 1,839 Monday. There were no new coronavirus-related deaths reported Monday for the county or the state. Sixty-four people from Lincoln County have died from the virus since March.

After four days in a row of new case numbers from 1,395 up to 1,972 Saturday — setting a new one-day record for the state — Mississippi’s new cases dropped to 779 on Sunday and 699 Monday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported 117,670 confirmed cases and 26,209 probable cases, for a total of 143,879 infections.

In addition to 443 probable deaths from the virus, 3,233 deaths have been confirmed, totaling 3,676 virus-related fatalities.

The state presumes 121,637 people have recovered from the virus.

Nationwide, 12,323,761 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported — more than 1.19 million cases in the past seven days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost 10,500 people have died as a result in the last seven days, with 256,840 deaths reported so far.

States in the U.S. with the most deaths in the last seven days are Florida, Texas, California, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Texas’ 997 deaths and 889 deaths in Illinois topped the list. Though Mississippi reported a much lower number of 131, the numbers represent real lives lost.



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.”