MSDH confirms 701 new COVID-19 cases, 24 additional deaths

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 701 new cases of COVID-19.

Todays report the second straight day over 700 new cases brings the states total up to 91,935. With the confirmation of *24 additional deaths, 2,780 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus.

MSDH Note: 10 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between August 19 and September 6, identified from death certificate reports.

Earlier this week, Governor Tate Reeves extended the statewide mask mandate through the end of the month and commended Mississippians for their role in driving overall hospitalizations down.

As of Monday, the MSDH is able to estimate that 78,971 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19.

To date, 696,801 Mississippians have been tested for the virus.

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