As of Wednesday, July 15, Mississippi has 39,797 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,308 deaths.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on July 16 reported 39,797 cases of COVID-19 with the death toll rising to 1,308.
The first death, a Hancock County man aged 60-65 with underlying health conditions, was reported March 19. For a full listing of deaths by counties, visit the MSDH website.
MSDH is investigating all cases to limit the spread of the virus.
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Thursday, July 9, 2020
You don’t have to be a health care professional to realize Mississippi is going in the wrong direction in its attempt to stem the widespread transmission of COVID-19. Unless more people take the critical precautions of wearing a mask, social distancing, shunning gatherings and washing their hands frequently, hospitals will soon be overrun and beds will be even more scarce. Read More
Monday, June 29, 2020
Serology testing can detect the antibodies the immune system makes in response to the virus that causes COVID-19. However, these tests do not show if the antibodies can protect you from getting sick. UMMC physicians and scientists are studying these antibodies to learn how effective they are against COVID-19. Read More
A day in the Medical Center’s intensive care units and floors dedicated to COVID-19 patients brings many things. In the ICU, adults fight to live. On the floor, there’s more hope of recovery. The common ties are front line and support staff who stride toward the threat and the cautious promise of new treatments that could make a difference between life and death.
Published on Monday, June 22, 2020
UMMC’s clinical study will examine if the antibodies found in the blood plasma of recovered COVID-19 patients can help current patients fight the novel coronavirus.
Published on Friday, June 12, 2020
The Medical Center continues to see record numbers of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. That means members of clinical and leadership teams must make decisions on where to safely place them while at the same time balancing the capacity needs of the state's only Level I trauma center and sole source for many fields of specialty care.
Published on Monday, June 1, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, the Medical Center has increased its testing capabilities several-fold in the last two months. Now, UMMC is also testing residents and employees of the state's long-term care facilities.
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