JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 599 new COVID-19 cases and 14 new deaths Friday, Aug. 28.
MSDH updates its case totals each morning based on test results from the previous day.
New COVID-19-related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Friday:
- Bolivar - 2
- Clarke - 1
- Jones - 1
- Lee - 2
- Leflore - 1
- Montgomery - 1
- Rankin - 1
Five confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between July 26 and August 19, identified from death certificate reports.
- Hinds - 1
- Lee - 1
- Marshall - 1
- Washington - 1
- Yazoo - 1
As of Friday, Aug. 28, there have been 81,294 total cases of the virus since mid-March, which is when the state reported its first case. There have been 2,413 total deaths.
The state health department estimates there have been 62,707 recoveries. The MSDH usually updates its estimated recoveries total once a week.