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Third COVID-19 death in Warren County and three new cases; big spikes in statewide cases and deaths

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COVID-19 Update

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the third COVID-19 death in Warren County Thursday. The person who died was a resident in a long-term care facility as are the three new cases reported. The total number of cases in the county now stands at 127. The county has 15 cases in one long-term care facility under investigation.

Statewide, MSDH reports another huge spike in new COVID-19 cases Thursday. The 393 new cases brings the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 10,483.

MSDH also reports 15 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19, another record high, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 480.

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 13. MSDH reports new statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each morning based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

MSDH is also reporting the number of estimated COVID-19 cases presumed recovered in Mississippi. That number is 6,268 through May 3, the agency reported Monday, May 11. This figure will be updated weekly.

Long-term care facilities

Many of the new cases and deaths in Mississippi are reflected in cases and deaths in the state’s long-term care facilities. The number of individual COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities total 1,345 Thursday, and deaths among residents total 224. About 12.8% of the state’s cases and 46.7% of the state’s virus deaths are people from long-term care facilities. The number of active outbreaks under investigation is 115.

Lauderdale County in East Central Mississippi has the highest number of cases and deaths in long-term care facilities in the state, with 135 cases and 27 deaths. It also has among the highest total COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in the state with 557 cases and the 45 deaths as of Thursday.

Mississippi is paying special attention to any outbreaks in these facilities. Even one case is a long-term care facility is considered an outbreak because of the ages and poor health of many residents. Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and psychiatric or chemical dependency residential treatment centers.

COVID-19 in Mississippi counties

Neighboring Hinds County, still the state’s virus epicenter, is reporting 717 cases Thursday, an increase of 30 since Tuesday, and 18 deaths, an increase of one. Eleven of the deaths in Hinds were residents in long-term care facilities, and 62 cases in long-term care facilities are under investigation in Hinds County.

In other neighboring counties, Yazoo County reports 176 cases, an increase of seven, and two deaths, unchanged. Yazoo is reporting four cases under investigation in long-term care facilities. Claiborne County reports 48 cases, an increase of seven, and Sharkey County reports five cases, unchanged since Tuesday. Neither Claiborne or Sharkey counties have reported outbreaks in long-term care facilities, and neither has any reported deaths from the virus. Issaquena County remains the only county in the state without any reported cases.

In all, 35 Mississippi counties are now reporting more than 100 cases each, and 15 counties report 200 or more. Hinds, Lauderdale, Madison, and Scott counties report more than 400 cases. Only Greene and Sharkey counties report 10 or fewer cases.

Deaths reported in most Mississippi counties are in the single digits, and 15 counties report no deaths from the virus. The following 18 counties report 10 or more deaths: Adams (15, unchanged since Tuesday), Bolivar (10), Chickasaw (10, unchanged), Clarke (11), Forrest (24, up one), Hancock (10, unchanged), Hinds (18, up one), Holmes (19, unchanged), Jackson (13, unchanged), Lauderdale (45, unchanged), Leflore (22, unchanged), Lincoln (16, up two), Madison (15, up two), Monroe (22, up one), Neshoba (16, unchanged), Pearl River (26, up one), Pike (10, unchanged) and Tippah (11, unchanged) counties. Bolivar and Clarke counties were added to that list Thursday.

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

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 164 15 40 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 39 0 5 0
Attala 212 5 60 5
Benton 14 0 1 0
Bolivar 120 10 16 4
Calhoun 58 4 23 4
Carroll 106 4 45 3
Chickasaw 110 10 25 6
Choctaw 18 2 0 0
Claiborne 48 0 0 0
Clarke 97 11 14 5
Clay 75 3 0 0
Coahoma 73 3 0 0
Copiah 191 1 1 0
Covington 101 1 2 1
Desoto 355 5 6 1
Forrest 357 24 69 13
Franklin 19 1 1 0
George 16 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 56 2 14 2
Hancock 79 10 6 3
Harrison 223 6 1 1
Hinds 717 18 62 11
Holmes 262 19 43 9
Humphreys 39 5 10 3
Itawamba 73 7 33 6
Jackson 280 13 39 4
Jasper 104 3 1 0
Jefferson 33 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 63 1 2 0
Jones 287 7 40 2
Kemper 100 7 23 4
Lafayette 106 3 37 0
Lamar 164 4 3 2
Lauderdale 557 45 135 27
Lawrence 74 0 1 0
Leake 332 5 1 0
Lee 83 4 5 0
Leflore 197 22 50 11
Lincoln 194 16 66 12
Lowndes 100 4 7 2
Madison 502 15 61 10
Marion 86 7 14 2
Marshall 63 2 2 0
Monroe 209 22 92 19
Montgomery 70 1 0 0
Neshoba 354 18 36 9
Newton 161 2 2 0
Noxubee 118 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 97 6 27 4
Panola 46 2 0 0
Pearl River 193 26 42 8
Perry 35 1 0 0
Pike 173 10 14 5
Pontotoc 25 2 3 0
Prentiss 36 2 22 2
Quitman 19 0 0 0
Rankin 271 6 6 0
Scott 487 6 10 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 72 0 4 0
Smith 107 7 27 4
Stone 26 0 0 0
Sunflower 65 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 15 1 0 0
Tate 55 0 2 0
Tippah 66 11 0 0
Tishomingo 11 0 1 0
Tunica 40 2 12 2
Union 57 4 17 3
Walthall 42 0 0 0
Warren 127 3 15 1
Washington 92 4 4 1
Wayne 32 0 3 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 78 9 5 2
Winston 70 0 0 0
Yalobusha 65 0 24 0
Yazoo 176 2 4 0
Total 10,483 480 1,345 224

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