COVID-19 cases surge across the state of Mississippi on Friday

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JACKSON, MISS. (WCBI) – COVID-19 cases surge across Mississippi, once again, today.

The state department of health is reporting 1,638 new cases and 23 deaths.

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926 people are hospitalized with confirmed or suspected symptoms across the state.

222 of those patients are in I.C.U.

Locally, Lafayette County has some of the highest numbers we’ve seen during the pandemic.

It is reporting 93 new cases today.

Lee County has 50, Winston has 40, Lowndes has 39, and Oktibbeha has 34.

Monroe and Union Counties are both reporting 30 new cases.