Tonight the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports two new deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi.
The cases were a Wilkinson County male 85-90 years old with underlying conditions who died while hospitalized, and a Tunica County female 75-80 who died in a long-term care facility.
Deaths have also been reported in Hancock, Holmes and Webster counties.
This announcement brings the total number of deaths in Mississippi to five.
the Mississippi State Department of Health:
Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the third death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi. The case was a male 65-70 years old from Webster County with underlying health conditions. He died while hospitalized.
MSDH announced the second death in Mississippi earlier Wednesday.
Currently, Mississippi has reported 377 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with previous deaths reported in Hancock and Holmes counties. MSDH strives to update new case counts at 10 a.m. each day.
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