Mississippi coronavirus cases rise 28 percent overnight, five deaths so far

Published 10:22 am Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Mississippi State Health Department reported Thursday morning the state has recorded an 28-percent increase overnight in coronavirus cases and now report five total deaths from the virus.

The state reported 108 new cases across the state since yesterday afternoon’s update.

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

All Mississippi cases

County Cases Deaths
Adams 3
Attala 7
Benton 1
Bolivar 6
Calhoun 3
Chickasaw 7
Choctaw 4
Clay 1
Coahoma 17
Copiah 8
Desoto 49
Forrest 16
Franklin 2
George 1
Grenada 2
Hancock 6 1
Harrison 31
Hinds 43
Holmes 7 1
Humphreys 1
Itawamba 3
Jackson 16
Jones 1
Lafayette 10
Lamar 4
Lauderdale 3
Lawrence 5
Leake 4
Lee 15
Leflore 13
Lincoln 6
Lowndes 8
Madison 21
Marion 1
Marshall 7
Monroe 3
Montgomery 4
Newton 1
Noxubee 1
Oktibbeha 10
Panola 4
Pearl River 16
Perry 1
Pike 12
Pontotoc 3
Prentiss 1
Quitman 2
Rankin 23
Scott 4
Simpson 1
Smith 1
Sunflower 4
Tallahatchie 2
Tate 6
Tippah 14
Tunica 5 1
Union 2
Walthall 4
Washington 9
Webster 2 1
Wilkinson 8 1
Winston 3
Yalobusha 3
Yazoo 4
Total 485 5

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 Thursday morning:

Alabama: 449 positive cases, 1 death.
Arkansas: 310 positive cases, 2 deaths.
Florida: 1,867 positive cases, 23 deaths.
Georgia: 1,387 positive cases, 47 deaths.
Louisiana: 1,795 positive cases, 65 deaths.
Mississippi: 485 positive cases, 5 deaths.
Tennessee: 784 positives cases, 3 deaths.
Texas: 974 positive cases, 12 deaths.

Total cases across the Deep South: 8,051

The number of people infected worldwide surpassed the 487,000 mark. Deaths were more than 22,000, but the number of people considered recovered reached more than 116,000, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The University’s tracking shows approximately 69,197 cases in the U.S., making the U.S. the country with the third highest number of cases behind China and Italy, which reported 81,782 and 74,386.

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