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265 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 57 new cases and three new deaths reported Tuesday
Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 1:13 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 265 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 new deaths in the state Tuesday. The number of new cases is the total reported between 3pm Sunday and 3pm Monday.

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 57 new cases and three new deaths. The new cases were reported in Harrison County (19), Jackson County (19), Hancock County (15), Pearl River County (4), George County (0), and Stone County (0).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George510080739
Hancock78311327215
Harrison34,82555453578
Jackson24,80938928341
Pearl River970424421042
Stone3656668814

Thirteen new deaths were reported Tuesday in Mississippi, including one in Hancock County, one in Harrison County and one in Pearl River County. All three South Mississippi deaths occurred between Sept. 19 and Nov. 16.

As of Nov. 21 at 3pm, there have been a total of 512,200 cases and 10,253 deaths reported in Mississippi.

*The charts and information below have not yet been updated on the MSDH website.*

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As of Nov. 21, there were 156 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 55 were in the ICU and 30 were on a ventilator. The majority of those hospitalized are not vaccinated, according to MSDH.

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Cases among adults ages 25-39 are highest, warns MSDH. However, the majority of people who have died from COVID-19 are over the age of 65.

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COVID-19 vaccinations for Mississippians are available at no cost from MSDH sites around the state, and from local pharmacies and healthcare providers. In all, the Mississippi Department of Health reports that 46 percent of the state’s residents have been vaccinated as of Nov. 3. To see the most recent vaccination report from MSDH, click here.

Click here for more information on vaccinations, including where appointments can be made.

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Anyone wanting to be tested for COVID-19 can complete a pre-screening by calling one of the following hotlines:

  • Memorial Hospital Coronavirus Hotline: 228-867-5000
  • Singing River Health System Coronavirus Hotline: 228-809-5044
  • MS Dept. of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453.

In order to determine the presumed number of people who have recovered from the virus, state health officials say the patient must meet one of two criteria. For patients who were NOT hospitalized, they are considered recovered if they have not tested positive for the virus after 14 days. For patients who were hospitalized or if hospitalization was unknown, they are presumed recovered if it has been 21 days or more since they tested positive.

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