COVID July 2

The Mississippi Department of Health reported three new coronavirus deaths and 357 new cases Monday, bringing the state to a total of 31,257 cases and 1,114 deaths.

The state also reported a record number of COVID-related hospitalizations, with 647 across the state according to MSDH data. 

On Saturday, the state reported 990 new cases of coronavirus and four new deaths, which marked the second-highest daily total of new infections so far. A major surge in cases happened on June 25 as the Health Department recorded 1,092, the highest one-day total during the pandemic.

DeSoto County also has the second-highest number of cases in the state at 1,620, adding 26 new cases since the previous day's numbers report. DeSoto only trails behind Hinds County's 2536. 

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