Health Department: Mississippi COVID-19 cases near 2,500 mark; 82 deaths reported

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 209 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 2,469

MSDH also reported 6 new deaths on April 9 as a result of coronavirus, bringing the death toll 82.

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In South Mississippi, MSDH reports 99 cases of COVID-19 in Harrison County, 135 cases in Jackson County and 77 in Pearl River County Hancock County remains at 37, George County remains at 7 and Stone at 5.

Jackson County has the third-highest reported number of confirmed cases in the state, behind Hinds (219) and DeSoto (158).



Long-term care facilities (like nursing homes) are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. The Health Department is tracking outbreaks at those facilities because residents are vulnerable. As of Tuesday evening, there were 47 long-term care (LTC) facilities being investigated statewide.

South Mississippi counties with outbreaks at such facilities are as follows: Hancock has 2, Harrison has 2, Jackson has 1 and Pearl River has 2.

County Cases Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 42 1 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 10 1 1
Attala 17
Benton 5
Bolivar 61 3 2
Calhoun 13 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 21 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 13 1 1
Clay 17
Coahoma 37 1
Copiah 30
Covington 8
Desoto 158 1
Forrest 76 2 1
Franklin 9
George 7
Greene 1
Grenada 10
Hancock 37 5 2
Harrison 99 4 2
Hinds 219 2 3
Holmes 39 3
Humphreys 9 1
Itawamba 8
Jackson 135 5 1
Jasper 10
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 5
Jones 25 1
Kemper 14
Lafayette 28 1
Lamar 28 1
Lauderdale 118 6 4
Lawrence 7
Leake 22
Lee 41 2
Leflore 43 4 1
Lincoln 41 3 2
Lowndes 19
Madison 95 2 1
Marion 17 1
Marshall 28 1
Monroe 25 1 2
Montgomery 14 1
Neshoba 21
Newton 10 1
Noxubee 6
Oktibbeha 36 1 2
Panola 22 1
Pearl River 77 4 2
Perry 15 1
Pike 39 1 1
Pontotoc 14 1
Prentiss 12 2
Quitman 12
Rankin 88 2
Scott 47 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7
Smith 17 1 1
Stone 5
Sunflower 34 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 22
Tippah 42 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 18 1 1
Union 7 1
Walthall 16
Warren 12 1
Washington 48 2 2
Wayne 7
Webster 13 1
Wilkinson 40 3 1
Winston 17
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 55 1
Total 2,469 82 47

Statewide Testing Summary

COVID-19 testing providers around he 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. We will update these figures as data becomes available.

Combined testing totals (MSDH, UMMC and commercial testing providers) as of April 5, 2020.

Total individuals tested by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory 6,309
Total individuals tested by other providers 14,061
Total individuals tested for COVID-19 statewide 20,370

 

MSDH Testing Summary

MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m., April 9, 2020. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 7,730
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 821

RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES:

  • Avoid social gatherings where 10 people or more would come into close contact.
  • Practice social distancing advice below when you are in a group of people.
  • Avoid unnecessary (non-urgent) air, bus or train travel.
  • Limit visitation to older relatives or friends (especially in nursing or care homes).

FOR OLDER ADULTS AND PEOPLE AT HIGH RISK:

  • People at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 are adults 65 and over and those with a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. These people should take simple precautions at all times to limit their exposure to others who may be ill:
  • Avoid all social gatherings.
  • Keep more space (6 feet if possible) between you and others as you go through the day.
  • Avoid crowds. When you do go out in public, keep away from others who are sick and limit close contact.
  • Wash your hands often, especially after being in public places.

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