County tops 6,200 COVID-19 cases

Published 1:40 pm Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Mississippi has recorded one new COVID-19-related death and 257 new positive test results, as of 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The state has now had 315,891 cases and 7,269 coronavirus-linked fatalities. The one new death was recorded for May 18 in Madison County.

Lafayette County has had 6,213 cases and 119 deaths to date.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health presumes 305,388 individuals have recovered from COVID-19 infections.

In the most recent report, 174 patients were hospitalized statewide Monday with confirmed infections and 28 with suspected infections. Thirty-three were on ventilators and 63 were in intensive care units.