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COVID cases ramp up — 1,593 new cases in one day

Coronavirus cases surged to near 1,600 in one day.

Twenty-five new cases were reported in Lincoln County Wednesday morning.

MSDH reported 1,593 new cases Wednesday. Twenty new deaths across the state were also reported, having occurred from Aug. 4-Nov. 17.

Lincoln County now has recorded 1,735 positive cases of the virus and 64 confirmed deaths.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic’s onset, there have been 137,396 COVID-19 cases and 3,601 deaths. More than 114,000 cases and 3,180 deaths are confirmed from coronavirus-related issues, while 23,353 cases and 421 deaths are probable coronavirus-related.

MSDH presumes 116,683 of those cases — 84.9% — have recovered as of Sunday.

Hospitalizations have risen over the past three weeks, with 775 patients being treated for the coronavirus in hospitals across the state as of Monday night, according to MSDH’s latest data. Of that total, 201 were in intensive care and 93 on ventilators.

Testing

Testing is available in Brookhaven at King’s Daughters Medical Center. The COVID screening site is located behind the Emergency Room and will be open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 601-835-9455 to make an appointment.

Testing is also available for those without insurance, on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. outside the Lincoln County Health Department, 1212 Northpark Lane NE, Brookhaven. Interested persons should call 601-496-7200 before arriving. Testing is also available this week Wednesday-Friday.

To find more testing facilities in the state, visit HealthyMS.com and click on “Getting Tested.”