A total of 53 individuals have been tested at Neshoba General for the coronavirus and so far 23 are negative, Neshoba General announced Wednesday evening. The other 30 tests are pending. One person tested positive at the Choctaw Health Center on Tuesday.

The hospital said 131 had been screened as of 5 p.m. Wednesday.


Local screenings will continue weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for those who believe they have symptoms. Do not go to the ER or your doctor, officials said.

Call (601) 663-1213 for a screening and if medical personnel believe you have the symptoms of COVID-19, you will be given a code and further instructions.

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Wednesday morning there are 57 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 377 cases. No cases are reported in Neshoba County.

The Choctaw Health Center serves many surrounding counties and Tribal officials were unavailable to confirm the county, but Leake County reported another case today.

The death toll in the state climbed to two on Wednesday. A Hancock County resident was the state’s first COVID-19 related death reported on Friday. Health officials have said the person had additional underlying health issues. The second death was a Holmes County man between 60-65 who officials said had underlying conditions.

Hinds County and DeSoto County lead the state with 38 and 36 cases respectively. Winston, Scott and Leake counties each have three confirmed cases. Newton County has one confirmed case. There are no confirmed cases in Kemper County. Here's a link to all of the Mississippi cases.

MSDH is reporting a total of 1,943 have been tested in the state.