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The fastest and easiest way to get free COVID-19 screening is with the C Spire Health app from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

If you do not have a smartphone, call 601-496-7200Learn more.

Temporary Visitor Restrictions

To protect everyone that enters our hospitals, we have temporarily changed our visitor policy.

Updated Coronavirus, COVID-19 Information

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Last updated Wednesday, May 27, at noon.

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 C Spire and state agencies including the Mississippi State Department of Health, the Medical Center is testing residents statewide via one-day, drive-through collection sites and a seven-days-a-week operation at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds.
  • 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 14,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 670 deaths. Read more about COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.

Total number of tests by UMMC labs: 15,602 | Positive results: 1,684

FAQs

These FAQs will be frequently updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19. To see our full list of frequently asked questions about coronavirus globally and in Mississippi, click below.

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Mississippi Cases

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

As of May 27, 14,044 cases and 670 deaths have been reported by MSDH.

CountyTotal CasesTotal DeathsTotal LTC Facility CasesTotal LTC Facility Deaths
Adams19015408
Alcorn14100
Amite56191
Attala277157914
Benton14010
Bolivar14911174
Calhoun614234
Carroll11410468
Chickasaw12812348
Choctaw35200
Claiborne64221
Clarke13517177
Clay104300
Coahoma113300
Copiah285400
Covington141110
Desoto4936152
Forrest511378626
Franklin27221
George20100
Greene11100
Grenada823142
Hancock871193
Harrison245732
Hinds920248013
Holmes373247712
Humphreys537165
Itawamba857346
Jackson30013404
Jasper148310
Jefferson40000
Jefferson Davis75231
Jones52519589
Kemper13110286
Lafayette1254381
Lamar227552
Lauderdale6995718437
Lawrence99110
Leake3951210
Lee1175151
Leflore250308217
Lincoln250228517
Lowndes1828195
Madison687219612
Marion1129142
Marshall76320
Monroe253249221
Montgomery81100
Neshoba565346618
Newton250430
Noxubee1696143
Oktibbeha15010397
Panola64300
Pearl River207314511
Perry49200
Pike20211156
Pontotoc28331
Prentiss413223
Quitman25000
Rankin373650
Scott62310132
Sharkey7000
Simpson93040
Smith13311307
Stone30000
Sunflower78300
Tallahatchie25100
Tate69120
Tippah711100
Tishomingo26010
Tunica523122
Union785204
Walthall51000
Warren1587365
Washington163671
Wayne148020
Webster591181
Wilkinson85952
Winston105100
Yalobusha855255
Yazoo2233111
Total14,0446701,767341
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