COVID-19 in Mississippi: 98,886 cases, 2,979 deaths reported by health dept.

COVID-19 in Mississippi: 98,886 cases, 2,979 deaths reported by health dept.
COVID-19 (Source: WAFB)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 98,886.

The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 696 new cases and 10 new deaths Thursday.

So far, 2,979 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi.

The number of tests done in the state totals 823,185 as of September 27. This includes MSDH Public Health Laboratory tests and other providers.

An estimated 89,737 people have recovered from the virus.

On March 19, the first in-state death from the virus was reported of a man from Hancock County.

Mississippi Department of Health has a hotline open 24 hours, 7 days a week for any coronavirus-related questions: 877-978-6453.

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