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Over 7,000 New COVID Cases And Five Dead Over Christmas Holiday

Today MSDH is reporting an additional 7,058 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and five deaths for the period December 22 through December 26. Four of these deaths occurred on December 21. An additional death occurred on October 3 identified from death certificate reports. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 532,560, with 10,398 deaths.

Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified six additional COVID-19 cases in residents of long-term care facilities and no deaths. There are currently 68 ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.

Find full COVID-19 information and guidance on the Mississippi Department of Health at