Health department reports over 3,000 additional COVID cases

In the most recent report from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH), the state has seen 3,120 new cases of COVID-19 reported between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.  There have been 32 additional deaths reported that were connected to COVID-19 and 129 LTCs or Long-Term Care outbreaks.  

Since the start of the outbreak in March 2020, Mississippi has seen a total of 981,020 coronavirus cases and 13,257 deaths.

Two of the deaths in the most recent report were attributed to DeSoto County and occurred between Jan. 7-24, according to the MSDH.  

Of the case numbers, MSDH reports that 519,575 are confirmed and 461,445 were probable. Among the fatalities, 8,688 were confirmed from coronavirus and the remainder were probable COVID-19-related deaths.  

You can visit the MSDH website to learn more information about COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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