Jackson, MS – The Mississippi State Department of Health updated coronavirus statistics for Mississippi. As of 6 PM on March 22, 2020, there were 42 new positive cases of COVID-10 in Mississippi. That brings total positive cases to 249. The state’s death toll remains at one death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates the US statistics at noon on Mondays – Fridays, based on reports through 4:00 PM on the previous reporting day. As of March 23 at 4:00 PM, nationwide statistics stood at 33, 404 cases with 400 deaths, according to the CDC.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will now be keeping an active list of local COVID-19 testing sites throughout the state.
The list has been provided to MSDH from local county emergency management agencies and local providers. It will be updated daily when positive cases are updated on the MSDH website (usually mid-morning).
Residents are asked to call the facility before coming in for possible testing as procedures will differ from site to site. A fever of 100.4 AND severe cough or chest pain is required to receive testing.
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