Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 579 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 94 newly identified cases on Friday morning.
There have been eight total deaths reported, all of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Wilkinson County, Tunica County, Webster County, Hancock County, Rankin County, Tippah County, Harrison County and Holmes County.
Cumulatively thus far, DeSoto County has the most cases with 63 (14 new), followed by Hinds with 50 (7 new), Harrison with 34 (3 new) and Rankin County with 29 (6 new).
According to the MSDH, 124 are hospitalized in Mississippi for official Coronavirus reasons.
Tracking new cases reported to Mississippi Department of Health:
March 27: 94
March 26: 108
March 25: 57
March 24: 71
March 23: 42
March 22: 67
March 21: 60
March 20: 30
March 19: 50
March 18: 13
March 17: 11
March 16: 2
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