JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 497 new COVID-19 cases and 12 new deaths Friday, Sept 18.
MSDH updates its case totals each morning based on test results from the previous day.
As of 2 p.m. Friday, the MSDH has not displayed the counties in which the 12 new deaths occurred. The MSDH is expected to provide that information soon.
Also as of 2 p.m., the MSDH has not yet updated its statewide case/death totals. The MSDH is expected to provide that information soon.
The state health department estimates there have been 78,971 recoveries. The MSDH usually updates its estimated recoveries total once a week.
WTVA will update this article when the MSDH updates its website.