Mississippi Department of Health: 257 new cases of COVID-19 brings total to 2,260; death toll up to 76

(WXXV) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 257 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 2,260.

MSDH is also confirming 9 new deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus. The death toll in the Magnolia State now stands at 76.

In South Mississippi, MSDH reports 96 cases of COVID-19 in Harrison County, 122 cases in Jackson County, 73 in Pearl River County, 37 in Hancock County, 5 in George County, and 5 in Stone.

Jackson County has the third-highest reported number of confirmed cases in the state, behind Hinds (203) and DeSoto (150).

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 41 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 Long-Term
Care Facilities
with Outbreaks
Adams 27 1 2
Alcorn 6
Amite 10 1 1
Attala 17
Benton 5
Bolivar 57 3 2
Calhoun 13 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 20 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 12 1 1
Clay 14
Coahoma 35 1
Copiah 27
Covington 7
Desoto 150 1
Forrest 71 2 1
Franklin 8
George 5
Greene 1
Grenada 10
Hancock 37 3 2
Harrison 96 3 2
Hinds 203 2 2
Holmes 31 3
Humphreys 7 1
Itawamba 7
Jackson 122 5 1
Jasper 10
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 4
Jones 19 1
Kemper 13
Lafayette 26 1
Lamar 24 1
Lauderdale 99 5 3
Lawrence 8
Leake 22
Lee 40 2
Leflore 32 4 1
Lincoln 32 2 2
Lowndes 18
Madison 88 2 1
Marion 16 1
Marshall 26 1
Monroe 24 1 2
Montgomery 13 1
Neshoba 17
Newton 8 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 35 1 2
Panola 21 1
Kepearl River 73 4 2
Perry 14 1
Pike 35 1 1
Pontotoc 14 1
Prentiss 10 2
Quitman 12
Rankin 85 2
Scott 43 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 6
Smith 16 1
Stone 5
Sunflower 32 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 19
Tippah 41 6
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 17 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 16
Warren 10 1
Washington 46 2 2
Wayne 6
Webster 13 1
Wilkinson 37 3 1
Winston 17
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 47 1
Total 2,260 76 44

Statewide Testing Summary

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. 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 8, 2020. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 6,967
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 713

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.
Categories: Featured, Hancock County, Harrison County, Jackson County, Local News, Mississippi State News, Stone County

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *