The Mississippi Department of Health reported at 11 a.m. on May 29, 418 new cases and 17 deaths.
The totals are now 14,790 COVID-19 positive persons in the state with 710 deaths. Cases reported to the MSDH after 6 p.m. will be reported later.
Choctaw County has 39 cases with 2 deaths, Webster County has 64 cases and 1 death and Winston County has 109 cases with 1 death recorded by MDHS. MDHS recording deaths may lag behind death certificates due to many factors.
Wear a mask in public places
All Mississippi residents should wear non-medical grade masks or homemade cloth masks when shopping, running errands, or otherwise away from home. Face covering is especially important when a distance of at least 6 feet cannot easily be maintained between persons. This recommendation does not include manufactured (surgical) or N95 masks, which should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.