Tracking COVID-19 in Mississippi: 740 new coronavirus cases reported Tuesday

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The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 740 new coronavirus cases Tuesday.

The state reported 23 new coronavirus-related deaths which occurred between July 18 and Monday, identified from death certificate reports and MSDH records.

Since the virus hit the state in March 2020, a total of 524,629 COVID-19 cases and 10,387 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported.

On Tuesday, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba tested positive for the coronavirus following a routine home test.

The health department on Tuesday reported 52 outbreaks at Mississippi long-term care facilities. There have been 11,391 cases of coronavirus in long-term care facilities and 2,105 deaths reported.

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According to a New York Times database, at least 158 new deaths and 72,470 cases were reported in the United States on Sunday. During the past week, there has been an average of 143,164 cases per day, an increase of 20% from the average two weeks earlier.

Residents between the ages of 25 and 39 represent the largest portion of the infected population in the state with 118,813 cases.

Among patients under 18, children between the ages of 11 and 17 have the highest infection rate, with 49,336 cases identified. The 65 and older age group has the highest total number of deaths with 7,195 reported.

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According to health department data, at least 1,639,472 people have started the vaccination process in Mississippi as of Friday. Since December 2020, about 1,435,238 people have been fully immunized against COVID-19. At least 368,716 have received a third dose or booster shot of Pfizer or Moderna.

Approximately 506,487 people are presumed recovered from the virus as of Monday, according to the health department's website.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Harrison County numbers have steadily climbed, with the county reporting the highest number of cases with 35,323; DeSoto County follows with 34,111. Hinds County follows with 33,488 cases. Jackson County is reporting 25,102 cases and Rankin County has 23,030 total cases.

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Jackson metro area cases, deaths since March of 2020:

Hinds County

Daily number of new deaths: 2

Daily number of new cases: 67

Total deaths: 651

Total cases: 33,488

Madison County

Daily number of new deaths: 0

Daily number of new cases: 30

Total deaths: 283

Total cases: 15,303

​​​​​Rankin County

Daily number of new deaths: 1

Daily number of new cases: 40

Total deaths: 408

Total cases: 23,030

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This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: COVID-19 cases in Mississippi: 740 new cases reported Tuesday

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