COVID-19 in Mississippi: 672 new cases, 10 new deaths reported Sunday

The Mississippi Department of Health reported 10 new coronavirus deaths and 672 new cases Sunday, bringing the state total to 60,553 cases and 1,703 deaths.

Sunday’s cases marks the first time new cases dropped below 1,000 in six days. Deaths were also down after Friday’s single-day record of 52 deaths reported.

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There were a total 171 outbreaks at long-term care facilities reported on Sunday.

Hinds County, with the largest population in the state, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 5,209 followed by DeSoto County with 3,280 confirmed cases. Madison County ranks third with 2,281 confirmed cases.

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Mississippi does not have a statewide mask mandate, but 29 counties are currently under a mask mandate from the state: Bolivar, Calhoun, Claiborne, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Madison, Montgomery, Panola, Quitman, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Walthall, Washington, Wayne, Winston and Yalobusha counties.  

Starting Monday, another eight counties will be under the mask mandate: Carroll, Coahoma, Jones, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Noxubee and Pontotoc.  

Once the newest executive order goes into effect, 37 of the state’s 82 counties will be under an executive order to wear masks during public gatherings and while shopping.

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Jackson metro area cases, deaths

Hinds County

Daily number of new deaths: 0

Daily number of new cases: 33

Total deaths: 106

Total cases: 5,209

Madison County

Daily number of new deaths: 1

Daily number of new cases: 9

Total deaths: 54

Total cases: 2,281

Rankin County

Daily number of new deaths: 0

Daily number of new cases: 13

Total deaths: 28

Total cases: 2,124

An estimated 35,071 people are presumed recovered from COVID-19, the Health Department said. A person is presumed recovered if it’s been 14 days since he or she tested positive and was not hospitalized or 21 days if hospitalization was involved. The estimated number of recoveries is updated weekly.