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COVID-19 data Testing

The number of cases and the number of cases is a function testing. The more tests are completed, the more cases can be traced, identified and, hopefully, isolated. According to The COVID Tracking Project’s nationwide data, Mississippi continues to lead the nation in testing. According to daily analysis, Mississippi ranks between 12th-15th in the country for total tests per person. According to data from the health department daily tests have started to fall. The daily test count has declined slightly over the past few days, as a result of the averaged two-weeks. According to a Harvard study, states should have at least 152 daily COVID tests per 100,000 residents in order to establish a reliable barometer for statewide COVID identification. Mississippi had an average of 71 tests per 100,000 people during the April week. This is averaging 2,000 tests per days. The state health department relaxed testing guidelines for state-sponsored testing popups on April 27. This was done to expand testing coverage for people who have been exposed to the virus and are not showing fevers. All of our interactive COVID-19 charts are available here. Follow our Twitter feed for the most recent COVID-19 news. Follow our Coronavirus coverage in Mississippi here. To support this important work, you can make a regular donation to us today as a celebration of the Spring Member Drive.