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Last updated Wednesday, December 2.

This page will be frequently updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking aggressive steps to increase testing, stem transmission and create forward-thinking health care solutions that benefit patients and families.

The state’s only academic health sciences center is responding to the virus through innovations that include:

  • An in-house COVID-19 test created by UMMC scientists and researchers working around the clock is vastly increasing the number of Mississippians identified as having the virus and speeding efforts to curb transmission.

  • Working in tandem with state agencies, including the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Medical Center is testing residents statewide via drive-through collection sites. 

  • Using basic supplies found at most hardware stores, a UMMC anesthesiologist engineered a respirator for use by COVID-19 patients whose conditions are most dire.

  • Medical Center researchers are conducting clinical research and trials on how to treat the disease – as many as nine clinical studies meant for people with COVID-19 who are ill enough to require hospitalization or intensive care, not those who are asymptomatic or able to recover from the disease at home.

And, the Medical Center’s front-line staff is working tirelessly to care for those coping with the virus, at the same time doing what they do all day, every day: provide exemplary treatment for Mississippi’s sickest of the sick.

Mississippi currently has 154,411 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,836 deaths. Read more about COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.

Total number of COVID-19 tests by UMMC labs: 121,882 | Positive results: 14,158

Total number of antibody tests by UMMC labs: 1,513 | Positive results: 101

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Mississippi Cases

Mississippi State Department of Health is working with state doctors and hospitals to respond safely and effectively to COVID-19 in Mississippi.

As of December 1, 154,411 cases and 3,836 deaths have been reported by MSDH.