JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported on Monday 242 new coronavirus cases and 1 new death.
The agency updates its case totals each day based on the test results it has on the previous day.
It also reported one new death, which was in Quitman County.
Since March, the state reported 87,130 coronavirus cases and 2,585 deaths.
State health leaders also said the number of hospitalizations from the coronavirus is dropping.
Mississippi went from a peak on August 17 of 989 people in the hospital with the virus to 608 on September 4.