COVID-19 numbers back up today but hospital numbers improve


JACKSON, MISS. (WCBI) – COVID-19 related hospital numbers continue to improve across Mississippi.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 505 new coronavirus cases today, along with 28 deaths.

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Fatalities were reported in Lee, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Pontotoc, and Yalobusha counties.

667 people remain hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms, which is down from yesterday’s 680.

There are 177 people in I.C.U. and less than one hundred people requiring a ventilator.