Updated COVID-19 Numbers for August 1, 2020

Today, MSDH is reporting an additional 1,134 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 30 deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases for the year now stands at 59,881 cases with 1,693 deaths.

The State of Mississippi currently has the highest test-positivity rate in the country. 

More older Mississippians in long-term care facilities are being put at risk and dying from COVID-19. We can control the spread, lower cases and reduce deaths dramatically if we limit time away from home, keep extra distance between yourself and others, and use a face covering to protect those around us. Remember, most people who are infected with COVID-19 don’t know it, and can spread it to many others before they feel ill.

More data on COVID-19 in the state, along with the latest protective steps to take, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

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