As of 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, the state total of COVID-19 cases was 110,592. 353 new cases were reported in the last 24-hour reporting period.
Reported for Friday, Oct. 16 – 751 cases and 10 deaths. Saturday, Oct. 17 – 233 cases and 0 deaths.
3,171 total deaths have been reported in Mississippi; 0 new deaths were reported.
The counties with the highest number of cases in the state are: Hinds (7,751), Madison (3,717) and Rankin (3,808) in central Mississippi, DeSoto (6,636) in north Mississippi and Harrison (4,811) and Jackson (4,319) in southern Mississippi.
Link to MDH page with county by county stats related to COVID-19
Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453
Executive Order 1525, issued September 30, replaces the Safe Return Order and its amendments, combining all social distancing measures into one order. The new executive order will be in effect until Nov. 11 and, while a statewide mask mandate is no longer in effect, Ex. Order 1525 still requires teachers and students to wear masks at school as well as fans at sporting events. Restrictions on bars and restaurants remain the same.
Executive Order 1527 places a ten percent capacity requirement on health care facilities across the state. If hospitals cannot maintain ten percent of their capacity for COVID-19 patients, they must delay elective procedures. Nine counties will be placed under additional COVID-19 safety measures: Chickasaw, Claiborne, DeSoto, Forrest, Itawamba, Jackson, Lamar, Lee and Neshoba. These counties will be under a mask mandate when indoors and social gatherings will be limited to 10 people indoors and 50 people outdoors.
CDC Guidelines on Wearing Face Coverings in public with sew and no sew patterns for face masks
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We were extremely pleased with the virtual Medical/Pharmacy Directors Forum in August. All of our presenters provided extremely thoughtful and informative reports. MAHP appreciates very much their efforts to make this such an excellent Forum. Provided below is a link to the Forum video.
MAHP Virtual Medical and Pharmacy Directors Forum
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