As of Friday, August 14, Mississippi has 70,930 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 2,043 deaths.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on August 14 reported 70,930 cases of COVID-19 with the death toll rising to 2,043.
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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Monday, August 10, 2020
In the Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department, care for a growing number of COVID patients has a domino effect. Between those patients, the traumatically injured and desperately ill, and many COVID and non-COVID patients who need hospitalization but must wait for an open room, the ED’s 52 beds can’t keep up. That calls for a flexible, creative, mission-oriented front line. Read More
Friday, August 7, 2020
Dr. Lisa Didion, associate chief medical officer for Children’s of Mississippi and a pediatric hospitalist, shares what the state’s only children’s hospital and its clinics are doing to keep patients and families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Most women who give birth at Wiser Hospital for Women and Infants have pressing health problems: HIV, obesity, hypertension, heart or kidney failure. But when a pregnant woman contracts COVID-19 on top of other potentially dangerous comorbidities, a delivery already fraught with complications becomes even more complex. Wiser’s Labor and Delivery team has persevered in saving all of its COVID-positive mothers and their babies since the pandemic began, but it hasn’t been easy, and will only get harder.
Published on Monday, July 20, 2020
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in Mississippi, a sustained surge doesn't pose the worst-case scenario: Another resource-draining strike by an overlapping emergency does. Keenly aware of this danger are UMMC officials and their colleagues in public health and emergency response, who recently gathered to contemplate the pandemic, hurricanes and the flu.
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.
Published on Thursday, July 9, 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.
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