Mississippi reports 145 new cases of COVID-19 as state total surpasses 3,000

(WXXV) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 145 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 3,087.

MSDH is also confirming 13 new deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus. The death toll in the Magnolia State now stands at 111.

In South Mississippi, MSDH reports 121 cases of COVID-19 in Harrison County, 157 cases in Jackson County, 93 in Pearl River County, 46 in Hancock County, 10 in George County, and 14 in Stone.

Jackson County has the third-highest reported number of confirmed cases in the state, behind Hinds (263) and DeSoto (188).

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.

County Cases Deaths Long-Term
Care Facilities
with Outbreaks
Adams 62 1 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 14 1 1
Attala 22
Benton 5
Bolivar 69 4 2
Calhoun 25 1 1
Carroll 8
Chickasaw 32 2 1
Choctaw 11 1
Claiborne 6
Clarke 15 1 2
Clay 20
Coahoma 39 1
Copiah 31
Covington 15
Desoto 188 2 1
Forrest 114 2 2
Franklin 10
George 10
Greene 2
Grenada 13
Hancock 46 5 2
Harrison 121 5 2
Hinds 263 2 4
Holmes 47 3
Humphreys 11 1 1
Itawamba 9 1
Jackson 157 5 2
Jasper 14
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 6 1
Jones 40 3
Kemper 14
Lafayette 33 2
Lamar 46 1
Lauderdale 156 11 4
Lawrence 7
Leake 32 1
Lee 46 4
Leflore 52 6 2
Lincoln 56 4 2
Lowndes 25 1
Madison 108 3 3
Marion 25 1
Marshall 34 2
Monroe 38 2 2
Montgomery 15 1
Neshoba 33 1
Newton 14 1
Noxubee 6
Oktibbeha 37 1 2
Panola 26 2
Pearl River 93 8 2
Perry 20 1
Pike 62 1 1
Pontotoc 15 2
Prentiss 14 1
Quitman 12
Rankin 105 2
Scott 62 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7 1
Smith 30 1 1
Stone 14
Sunflower 41 2
Tallahatchie 4
Tate 25
Tippah 45 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 23 1 1
Union 8 1 1
Walthall 22
Warren 14 1
Washington 57 2 2
Wayne 9
Webster 14 1
Wilkinson 49 3 1
Winston 20
Yalobusha 14
Yazoo 64 1
Total 3,087 111 60

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 13, 2020. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 9,660
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 1,063

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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