A new record of one-day COVID-19 infections has been set in Mississippi.
As of 6 p.m., June 24, 1,092 cases were reported, including five deaths. The number shatters the previous one-day total of 611 set earlier this week.
Total number of cases in Hinds County has surpassed 1,772, while the total in Madison County sits at 1,082.
The increase represents nearly 130 new cases in Hinds County, the state’s most populous county. Three of yesterday’s deaths also occurred in Hinds County, health department records show.
Two days ago, the state set a the record for highest number of new cases with 611.
In all, 24,516 cases have been reported, including 1,016 deaths. The African American community continues to be hit hardest by the virus, with 11,231 infections, compared to 5,864 among white Mississippians. Total deaths in the black community total 500, compared to 393 among whites.
More than 17,000 people are presumed to have recovered, according to health department records.