As of Thursday, October 29, Mississippi has 118,587 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 3,310 deaths.
The Mississippi State Department of Health on October 29 reported 118,587 cases of COVID-19 with the death toll rising to 3,310.
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, October 26, 2020
Timothy Hudson, a 34-year-old Raleigh resident, on Oct. 26 became the Medical Center's 1,000th hospitalized patient with COVID-19 to be safely discharged. Another 619 patients with COVID-19 have been treated in UMMC's adult and pediatric emergency rooms. And sadly, 200 others cared for here died from the virus. Read More
Monday, August 10, 2020
In the Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department, care for a growing number of patients with COVID has a domino effect. Between those patients, the traumatically injured and desperately ill, and many patients, with and without COVID, 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
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.
Published on Friday, August 7, 2020
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.
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