Elevated totals of COVID-19 transmission continue in the state, with the Mississippi Health Department reporting 653 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 9 deaths.
Of the newly reported deaths, two occurred in Pontotoc County, with one of those identified from death certificate reports.
The following Northeast Mississippi counties reported new cases: Alcorn, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Clay, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union.
The largest jumps occurred in Lafayette, with 13 new cases, Lee, with 16 new cases, and Pontotoc with 16 new cases.
North Mississippi Health Services reports 49 hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
Northeast Mississippi cases by county