Mississippi hits 2-month high in new coronavirus cases
The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across Mississippi hit a two-month high Tuesday as the state released the latest statistics on new cases.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 854 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 116,617.
Approximately 10,676 new cases were discovered across the state in the last 14 days. The last time the state saw that high of a pace of new cases was on August 27.
Of the total cases, the state believes approximately 101,385 have recovered.
After lifting a statewide face mask mandate October 1, Gov. Tate Reeves since has mandated virus mitigation measures in 16 counties across the state, including the requirement to wear face masks when in public.
The counties currently under state face masks orders include:
The state reported 20 new deaths Tuesday. A total of 3,283 people have died from the virus, the state reported.
The 7-day, daily average of new cases increased to 756 with Tuesday’s update.
The 14-day, daily average dipped to 763 cases per day. It was the highest 14-day average since the end of August.
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