Mississippi State Department of Health reports 204 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,716

(WXXV) — The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 204 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 4,716.

MSDH is also confirming 14 new deaths as a result of the novel coronavirus. The death toll in the Magnolia State now stands at 183.

In South Mississippi, MSDH reports 151 cases of COVID-19 in Harrison County, 211 cases in Jackson County, 134 in Pearl River County, 53 in Hancock County, 10 in George County, and 19 in Stone.

Jackson County has the fourth-highest reported number of confirmed cases in the state, behind Hinds (357) and DeSoto (239), and Lauderdale (232).

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 Thursday evening, there were 67 long-term care (LTC) facilities being investigated statewide.

South Mississippi counties with outbreaks at such facilities are as follows: Hancock has 2, Harrison has 3, Jackson has 2 and Pearl River has 2.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Long-Term
Care Facilities
with Outbreaks
Adams 90 6 2
Alcorn 7 0 0
Amite 18 0 0
Attala 49 0 1
Benton 9 0 0
Bolivar 86 6 4
Calhoun 42 2 1
Carroll 14 1 0
Chickasaw 51 4 1
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 10 0 0
Clarke 31 2 1
Clay 27 1 0
Coahoma 52 2 0
Copiah 51 1 0
Covington 37 0 1
Desoto 239 3 1
Forrest 151 4 3
Franklin 17 0 0
George 10 1 0
Greene 4 0 0
Grenada 26 0 1
Hancock 53 5 2
Harrison 151 5 3
Hinds 357 6 6
Holmes 61 5 1
Humphreys 13 3 1
Itawamba 26 1 1
Jackson 211 6 2
Jasper 23 1 0
Jefferson 5 0 1
Jefferson Davis 12 1 0
Jones 80 0 2
Kemper 23 0 1
Lafayette 68 3 1
Lamar 76 2 0
Lauderdale 232 17 9
Lawrence 20 0 0
Leake 99 1 0
Lee 64 4 0
Leflore 109 12 2
Lincoln 109 6 2
Lowndes 35 1 2
Madison 144 4 3
Marion 47 1 1
Marshall 39 2 0
Monroe 95 8 2
Montgomery 17 1 0
Neshoba 82 2 0
Newton 32 0 1
Noxubee 24 0 0
Oktibbeha 44 3 2
Panola 37 2 0
Pearl River 134 10 2
Perry 22 1 0
Pike 118 3 2
Pontotoc 18 2 2
Prentiss 27 0 2
Quitman 13 0 0
Rankin 146 4 1
Scott 158 0 1
Sharkey 3 0 0
Simpson 32 0 1
Smith 50 2 1
Stone 19 0 0
Sunflower 48 2 0
Tallahatchie 8 1 0
Tate 34 0 0
Tippah 49 7 1
Tishomingo 4 0 0
Tunica 33 1 1
Union 12 1 1
Walthall 24 0 0
Warren 25 2 0
Washington 71 3 1
Wayne 12 0 0
Webster 16 1 0
Wilkinson 64 6 1
Winston 34 0 0
Yalobusha 17 0 0
Yazoo 103 1 1
Total 4,716 183 79

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 19, 2020.

Total individuals tested by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory 10,825
Total individuals tested by other providers 41,539
Total individuals tested for COVID-19 statewide 52,364

 

MSDH Testing Summary

MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m., April 20, 2020. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 10,825
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 1,231

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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