On Wednesday MSDH reported 248 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths. Forty-two of these new cases were among residents in long-term care facilities. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has risen to 429.

Mississippi’s total COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 6,569, with 250 deaths.

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