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Mississippi Sees a Record Single-Day Increase for New Coronavirus Cases

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi is seeing a record single-day increase for new coronavirus cases reported by the state Health Department.

Numbers on Thursday jumped by more than 1,200 from the day before. It was the fourth time Mississippi has had a day-to-day increase of more than 1,000 cases, and the first time the number has topped 1,200.

The Health Department said Thursday that the state has had at least 39,797 confirmed cases and at least 1,308 deaths from the coronavirus as of Wednesday evening.

The state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, has said this week that several hospitals have no beds or very few beds available in their intensive care units.

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