Today, the state is reporting 1,342 new cases of coronavirus and 42 new deaths.
Of those, more than a quarter of those deaths occurred in Hinds County, with 11 being reported.
Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the state has grown to 53,588, with another 711 individuals considered probable for having it, state health department records show.
Cases were as of 6 p.m. July 27.
Statewide, a grim milestone also was reached, with 1,502 people who are confirmed to have died of the virus, with another 39 that likely died from it.
Broken down, 19,097 blacks, 12,850 whites and 1,907 have been infected; 720 blacks, 596 whites and 23 Hispanics have succumbed.
Hinds County is nearing ever closer to the 5,000-infection mark, with 4,737 cases reported, along with 93 deaths.