Updated Coronavirus, COVID-19 Information
Tuesday, August 11.
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:
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 68,293 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,944 deaths. Read more about COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.
Total number of COVID-19 tests by UMMC labs: 61,019 | Positive results: 7,617
Total number of antibody tests by UMMC labs: 1,247 | Positive results: 61