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Mississippi reports 1,915 COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths

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COVID-19 Update

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
Adams 24 1
Alcorn 6
Amite 7 1 1
Attala 15
Benton 5
Bolivar 54 2 2
Calhoun 10 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 15 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 10
Clay 10
Coahoma 30 1
Copiah 17
Covington 7
Desoto 140 1
Forrest 59 1 1
Franklin 5
George 5
Greene 1
Grenada 8
Hancock 31 2 2
Harrison 89 3 1
Hinds 169 2
Holmes 25 3
Humphreys 5 1
Itawamba 5
Jackson 108 5 1
Jasper 4
Jefferson 3
Jones 14 1
Kemper 10
Lafayette 25 1
Lamar 18 1
Lauderdale 78 3 3
Lawrence 5
Leake 15
Lee 38 2
Leflore 26 4 1
Lincoln 21 1 1
Lowndes 16
Madison 82 2 1
Marion 13 1
Marshall 24 1
Monroe 18 1 2
Montgomery 12 1
Neshoba 12
Newton 7 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 29 1 2
Panola 19 1
Pearl River 56 3 2
Perry 14 1
Pike 31 1
Pontotoc 12 1
Prentiss 10 2
Quitman 9
Rankin 78 1
Scott 32 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7
Smith 11 1
Stone 3
Sunflower 25 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 18
Tippah 36 3
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 17 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 14
Warren 7 1
Washington 40 1 1
Wayne 5
Webster 12 1
Wilkinson 32 3 1
Winston 17
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 32 1
Total 1,915 59 38

 

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