Tippah County now leads the state in per capita COVID-19 cases after 2 new positives as of 6 pm on Sunday.
That brings the total to 9 cases, the 7th highest overall case total in Mississippi.
Overall, 42 new cases were identified, bringing the totals as follows:
Cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified in U.S. states and in Mississippi. This is a rapidly changing situation that is continually being monitored by the CDC and MSDH as more cases in the U.S. are expected.
Mississippians are advised to take health precautions to prevent the possible transmission of disease, and stay in touch for the latest information on the situation in Mississippi.
Local COVID-19 testing: We now have a list of local COVID-19 testing providers for you to contact if you have symptoms: View local testing providers »
This week MSDH will be setting up six drive-up testing sites across the state with assistance from the National Guard and the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The sites are aimed at those with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever of 100.4 or greater and severe cough or chest pain. We’ll be checking temperatures and getting samples to the state Public Health Lab for testing as part of a larger effort to get wide-scale
Mississippi COVID-19 Case Map
About our case count: We currently update our map and statistics each morning with test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included our totals.
- Total individuals tested for COVID-19: 1,392As of March 22, 2020. Includes testing by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory only.
The MSDH Public Health Laboratory is testing samples submitted by Mississippi physicians and healthcare providers around the state in cases where COVID-19 is determined to be a risk. Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should call their doctor or healthcare provider for instructions on safely being examined. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.