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

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Last updated Friday, May 29, at 11:15 a.m.

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 14,790 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 710 deaths. Read more about COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.

Total number of tests by UMMC labs: 18,885 | Positive results: 1,854

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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 29, 14,790 cases and 710 deaths have been reported by MSDH.

CountyTotal CasesTotal DeathsTotal LTC Facility CasesTotal LTC Facility Deaths
Adams19215438
Alcorn16100
Amite59191
Attala287157914
Benton15010
Bolivar15611174
Calhoun634234
Carroll11811469
Chickasaw13212348
Choctaw39200
Claiborne72281
Clarke13918177
Clay111400
Coahoma120400
Copiah298400
Covington159210
Desoto5207192
Forrest534388727
Franklin28221
George21100
Greene11100
Grenada883142
Hancock871193
Harrison251732
Hinds971258013
Holmes389248012
Humphreys597165
Itawamba857336
Jackson30213404
Jasper152410
Jefferson41100
Jefferson Davis77241
Jones576258113
Kemper14411327
Lafayette1304381
Lamar235552
Lauderdale7305919038
Lawrence102110
Leake4091210
Lee1396181
Leflore255308417
Lincoln250278621
Lowndes2009195
Madison7092310112
Marion1149142
Marshall81320
Monroe254259222
Montgomery81100
Neshoba606386721
Newton263440
Noxubee1796143
Oktibbeha23311427
Panola66300
Pearl River207314511
Perry50300
Pike20211156
Pontotoc29331
Prentiss513223
Quitman25000
Rankin399760
Scott64011132
Sharkey7000
Simpson95050
Smith14811307
Stone30000
Sunflower79300
Tallahatchie26100
Tate81120
Tippah711100
Tishomingo30010
Tunica533122
Union815204
Walthall54000
Warren1638376
Washington165781
Wayne171020
Webster641180
Wilkinson86952
Winston109100
Yalobusha875275
Yazoo2394112
Total14,7907101,839358
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