Coronavirus update: Mississippi cases up by 18%, one additional death reported

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Mississippi State Health Department reported Wednesday morning the state has recorded an 18-percent increase in coronavirus cases  and one additional death from the virus since Tuesday.

The state reported 57 new cases across the state. The second death attributed to COVID-19 coronavirus was of a person from Holmes County.

Here’s a breakdown of cases across Mississippi, listed by county through Wednesday morning:

All Mississippi cases

County Cases Deaths
Adams 2 0
Amite 1 0
Attala 4 0
Bolivar 4 0
Calhoun 1 0
Chickasaw 6 0
Choctaw 3 0
Clay 1 0
Coahoma 11 0
Copiah 6 0
De Soto 36 0
Forrest 15 0
Franklin 3 0
George 1 0
Grenada 2 0
Hancock 5 1
Harrison 25 0
Hinds 38 0
Holmes 7 1
Humphreys 1 0
Itawamba 3 0
Jackson 12 0
Jones 1 0
Lafayette 8 0
Lamar 2 0
Lawrence 3 0
Leake 3 0
Lee 14 0
Leflore 13 0
Lincoln 4 0
Lowndes 6 0
Madison 17 0
Marion 1 0
Marshall 4 0
Monroe 3 0
Montgomery 4 0
Newton 1 0
Noxubee 1 0
Oktibbeha 7 0
Panola 2 0
Pearl River 13 0
Perry 1 0
Pike 10 0
Pontotoc 2 0
Prentiss 1 0
Rankin 20 0
Scott 3 0
Simpson 1 0
Smith 1 0
Sunflower 3 0
Tallahatchie 2 0
Tate 2 0
Tippah 11 0
Tunica 3 0
Union 2 0
Walthall 3 0
Washington 5 0
Webster 2 0
Wilkinson 5 0
Winston 3 0
Yazoo 3 0
Total 377 2

The number of positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continue to rise across the South as well.

Here’s a breakdown, by state, from Wednesday morning:

Alabama: 283 positive cases, 0 deaths.
Arkansas: 236 positive cases, 2 deaths.
Florida: 1,583 positive cases, 22 deaths.
Georgia: 1,247 positive cases, 40 deaths.
Louisiana: 1,388 positive cases, 46 deaths.
Mississippi: 377 positive cases, 2 deaths.
Tennessee: 667 positives cases, 2 deaths.
Texas: 974 positive cases, 12 deaths.

Total cases across the South: 6,755

The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 441,000 mark. Deaths were more than 19,750, but the number of people considered recovered reached more than 111,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The University’s tracking shows approximately 55,568 cases in the U.S., making the U.S. the country with the third highest number of cases behind China and Italy, which reported 81,661 and 69,176.

Everyone is warned to take the necessary precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe and healthy.

These precautions include:

Washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and frequently
Covering your cough or sneeze with your arm
Avoiding touching your face
Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces
Avoiding close contact with others
And staying home if you are sick