The Mississippi State Department of Health has reported 177 new cases of COVID-19 and eight addition deaths in the state Tuesday morning.
COVID-19 cases total 1,915 with 59 deaths as of Monday, April 6. MSDH reports new statistics on the virus every morning based on data from the previous day.
Cases in Warren County have increased by two to a total of seven confirmed, reported cases.
Neighboring Issaquena County is one of two counties with no reported cases, along with Jefferson Davis County.
Hinds County continues to report the most cases, now at 169, but has not reported any deaths. Jackson County reports the highest death toll at five.
Statewide, 51 cases have been reported in children from 1 to 17 years old, two of which have required hospitalization. The majority of juvenile cases, 29, are in the 11 to 17 age group.
Thirty-eight long-term care facilities, including one in Warren County, are being investigated for outbreaks. Long-term care facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak.
COVID-19 testing providers around the state include commercial laboratories and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Combined with testing done by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory, the figures provide a complete picture of all Mississippi testing.
Combined testing totals (MSDH, UMMC and commercial testing providers) as of April 5, 2020.
|Total individuals tested by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory||6,568|
|Total individuals tested by other providers||14,061|
|Total individuals tested for COVID-19 statewide||20,370|
Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.
To find a testing site, click here.
For more information, please visit the MSDH website.
Mississippi COVID-19 cases, deaths and LTC outbreaks to date
|County||Cases||Deaths||LTCs with Outbreaks|