Updated Coronavirus, COVID-19 Information
Last updated Saturday, April 4, at 10:45 a.m.
This page will be frequently updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is closely monitoring novel coronavirus cases throughout the world and in the United States. The World Health Organization on March 11 declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.
Mississippi currently has 1,455 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths. Read more about COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.
Most acute care hospitals in Mississippi have the facilities necessary to screen, isolate and care for COVID-19 patients.
The influenza season remains very active in Mississippi, and Medical Center infectious diseases specialists say that’s the immediate threat to residents. They urge anyone who has not been immunized against the flu to do so, and emphasize that it’s not too late in the season to get the vaccine.
Total number of tests by UMMC labs: 633 | Positive results: 69