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Mississippi reports an additional 11 COVID-19 deaths and 173 new cases

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COVID-19 Update

The Mississippi State Department of Health announced Saturday that COVID-19 cases had increased by 173 to a total of 2,642 cases.

The numbers of deaths from the virus now stands at 93 after an additional 11 Mississippians died yesterday, the highest one-day death toll since the crisis began.

Warren County now has 11 confirmed cases of the virus, a unexplained discrepancy from yesterday’s count of 12. One long-term care facility is under investigation in the county.

Neighboring Issaquena County is still the only county in the state without any reported cases. Hinds County, which has more cases than any other county in Mississippi, is reporting 234 cases and two deaths. Additionally, three long-term care facilities are under investigation in Hinds County.

In other neighboring counties, Claiborne now reports five cases, an increase of two since yesterday, and Sharkey is reporting three cases. Neither Claiborne or Sharkey has any reported deaths from the virus. Yazoo County reports 58 cases, up three from yesterday, and one death.

MSDH reports new statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each morning based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

As previously reported, cases and deaths from the virus are heavily skewed toward African Americans. Much of the racial distribution of the virus and deaths can be attributed to underlying health conditions that make people more vulnerable to the virus. Those conditions include cardiovascular disease and diabetes, among others.

All age groups have been affected by the disease, including children under 18 (66 cases). No deaths among juveniles have been reported in Mississippi. Deaths and hospitalizations from the virus occur most frequently among those 60 and older.

The rate of hospitalizations ticked up slightly, from 29% to 30%, still one of the highest rates in the nation.

Outbreaks in long-term care facilities now number 52 across the state, an increase of five since yesterday.

Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should arrange for testing with their doctor or one of the many health-care 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.

Some 22,000 tests have been completed in Mississippi to date. The exact number is unclear as MSDH has not updated the number of tests from outside labs since April 5.

Find a COVID-19 testing provider near you

For more information, visit the MSDH website.

Mississippi COVID-19 cases, deaths and long-term care facility outbreaks to date:

County Cases Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 49 1 2
Alcorn 7    
Amite 11 1 1
Attala 18    
Benton 5    
Bolivar 65 3 2
Calhoun 14   1
Carroll 7    
Chickasaw 22 2 1
Choctaw 10 1  
Claiborne 5    
Clarke 13 1 2
Clay 17    
Coahoma 38 1  
Copiah 28    
Covington 12    
Desoto 163 2 1
Forrest 86 2 2
Franklin 10    
George 7    
Greene 2    
Grenada 10    
Hancock 38 5 2
Harrison 107 5 2
Hinds 234 2 3
Holmes 42 3  
Humphreys 9 1  
Itawamba 9    
Jackson 139 5 1
Jasper 12    
Jefferson 4   1
Jefferson Davis 5    
Jones 30   2
Kemper 14    
Lafayette 29 1  
Lamar 31 1  
Lauderdale 133 8 4
Lawrence 6    
Leake 27    
Lee 42 3  
Leflore 44 4 1
Lincoln 41 3 2
Lowndes 22    
Madison 99 2 2
Marion 17   1
Marshall 30 2  
Monroe 31 2 2
Montgomery 14 1  
Neshoba 26    
Newton 12   1
Noxubee 6    
Oktibbeha 36 1 2
Panola 22 2  
Pearl River 82 6 2
Perry 16 1  
Pike 47 1 1
Pontotoc 14 1  
Prentiss 12   2
Quitman 12    
Rankin 94 2  
Scott 52   1
Sharkey 3    
Simpson 7    
Smith 23 1 1
Stone 9    
Sunflower 35 1  
Tallahatchie 3    
Tate 23    
Tippah 43 6 1
Tishomingo 2    
Tunica 19 1 1
Union 7 1 1
Walthall 16    
Warren 11   1
Washington 49 2 2
Wayne 8    
Webster 14 1  
Wilkinson 42 3 1
Winston 18    
Yalobusha 13    
Yazoo 58 1  
Total 2,642 93 52

 

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