State health officials report 273 new cases of COVID-19; statewide total is 3,360

(WXXV) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 273 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 3,360.

MSDH is also confirming 11 new deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus. The death toll in the Magnolia State now stands at 122.

In South Mississippi, MSDH reports 129 cases of COVID-19 in Harrison County, 182 cases in Jackson County, 102 in Pearl River County, 49 in Hancock County, 8 in George County, and 15 in Stone.

Jackson County has the third-highest reported number of confirmed cases in the state, behind Hinds (280) and DeSoto (199).

County Cases Deaths Long-Term
Care Facilities
with Outbreaks
Adams 64 3 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 15 1 1
Attala 25
Benton 5
Bolivar 70 5 4
Calhoun 27 2 1
Carroll 9
Chickasaw 33 2 1
Choctaw 11 1
Claiborne 8
Clarke 19 1 2
Clay 21
Coahoma 43 1
Copiah 35
Covington 19
Desoto 199 3 1
Forrest 122 2 2
Franklin 10
George 8
Greene 3
Grenada 14
Hancock 49 5 2
Harrison 129 5 2
Hinds 280 4 6
Holmes 52 3
Humphreys 12 2 1
Itawamba 11 1
Jackson 182 5 2
Jasper 15
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 7 1
Jones 42 3
Kemper 15
Lafayette 36 2
Lamar 48 1
Lauderdale 165 12 5
Lawrence 7
Leake 40 1
Lee 46 4
Leflore 55 6 3
Lincoln 81 4 2
Lowndes 27 1
Madison 112 3 3
Marion 34 1
Marshall 35 2
Monroe 46 2 2
Montgomery 15 1
Neshoba 35 1
Newton 14 1
Noxubee 10
Oktibbeha 41 1 2
Panola 26 2
Pearl River 102 8 2
Perry 20 1
Pike 72 2 2
Pontotoc 15 2
Prentiss 15 1
Quitman 13
Rankin 113 2
Scott 79 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 12 1
Smith 36 1 1
Stone 15
Sunflower 42 2
Tallahatchie 6
Tate 26
Tippah 45 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 23 1 1
Union 9 1 1
Walthall 22
Warren 15 1
Washington 62 2 2
Wayne 9
Webster 14 1
Wilkinson 51 3 1
Winston 22
Yalobusha 14
Yazoo 65 1
Total 3,360 122 66

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 Monday evening, there were 60 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 2 and Pearl River has 2.

 

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 12, 2020.

Total individuals tested by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory 9,412
Total individuals tested by other providers 28,321
Total individuals tested for COVID-19 statewide 37,733

MSDH Testing Summary

MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m., April 14, 2020. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 9,825
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 1,090

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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