COVID Update August 25

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Tuesday reported 801 more COVID-19 cases and 67 new deaths statewide.

In Northeast Mississippi, one death each was reported in Calhoun and Lee counties. Lafayette County reported two new deaths.

The statewide total number of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 79,206 and the death toll is now up to 2,315.

MSDH also reported 176 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

MSDH is reporting 62,707 people presumed recovered from the virus as of Aug. 23.

North Mississippi Health Services has 55 positive inpatients and 5,097 positive outpatients as of August 25.

Most counties in the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal's coverage area reported new cases. The additional case counts are: Alcorn (39), Calhoun (5), Clay (13), Itawamba (12), Lafayette (24), Lee (5), Marshall (20), Monroe (10), Oktibbeha (15), Pontotoc (20), Prentiss (24), Tippah (17), Tishomingo (17) and Union (12).

Benton County's case count was revised down by eight cases, from 195 to 187. Chickasaw County's case count was revised down by two cases, from 562 to 560.

Northeast Mississippi case totals:

Alcorn 565

Benton 195

Calhoun 456

Chickasaw 560

Clay 462

Itawamba 495

Lafayette 1202

Lee 2041

Marshall 899

Monroe 984

Oktibbeha 1319

Pontotoc 1003

Prentiss 581

Tippah 517

Tishomingo 528

Union 838

blake.alsup@journalinc.com

Twitter: @AlsupTheWriter

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