The Mississippi State Health Department on Wednesday reported 302 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 new deaths linked to the virus.
The statewide total of the novel coronavirus now stands at 16,322, with 782 dead. The Health Department presumes that about 11,200 patients have recovered.
The following counties in Northeast Mississippi reported new cases of the virus: Alcorn, Chickasaw, Clay, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union.
Northeast Mississippi case numbers by county: