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The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 894 new cases and 27 new deaths Thursday.

JACKSON, Mississippi (Ben Caxton) – The number of presumptive positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now 75,449.

The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 894 new cases and 27 new deaths Thursday.

So far, 2,190 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi.

The number of tests conducted in the state amounts to 541,254 as of August 17. This includes testing from the MSDH Public Health Laboratory and other providers.

An estimated 56,577 people have recovered from the virus.

DeSoto County has the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state, with 4,143 confirmed. DeSoto is only behind Hinds County, the most populous county in the state, which has 6,098 cases. Harrison County on the Mississippi Gulf Coast now ranks third with 2,927 cases. Madison County ranks fourth with 2,668 confirmed cases.

As of Thursday, there are 45 confirmed COVID-19 patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Southaven and 13 at Methodist Healthcare hospital in Olive Branch.

Here are the numbers in our area:

  • Hancock County has 442 cases and 17 deaths
  • Jackson County has 2,620 cases and 52 deaths
  • Stone County has 269 cases and nine deaths
  • George County has 654 cases and 11 deaths
  • Pearl River County has 643 cases and 44 deaths
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