The Latest: Mississippi just had largest single day jump in coronavirus cases; see county by county details

Published 11:01 am Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Wednesday morning the latest number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the state and the number of cases (and the death toll) continue to rise. The change was the largest single day increase in positive cases.

The state confirmed 1,073 cases of coronavirus had been found in Mississippi, that’s an increase of 136 cases since yesterday.

The state reported 22 people have died as result of the virus, the state confirmed. The death toll increased by 2 deaths since yesterday.

Here are the county by county numbers:

Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date

County Cases Deaths
Adams 11
Alcorn 3
Amite 4 1
Attala 11
Benton 4
Bolivar 25 1
Calhoun 3
Carroll 2
Chickasaw 15
Choctaw 7
Claiborne 1
Clarke 5
Clay 5
Coahoma 22
Copiah 9
Covington 3
Desoto 94 1
Forrest 27
Franklin 3
George 4
Grenada 3
Hancock 20 1
Harrison 49 1
Hinds 109
Holmes 16 2
Humphreys 4 1
Itawamba 4
Jackson 52
Jasper 1
Jefferson 1
Jones 6
Kemper 1
Lafayette 15 1
Lamar 6
Lauderdale 39
Lawrence 5
Leake 5
Lee 25 1
Leflore 20 1
Lincoln 13
Lowndes 11
Madison 53
Marion 6
Marshall 15
Monroe 7
Montgomery 8 1
Neshoba 5
Newton 2
Noxubee 3
Oktibbeha 18
Panola 8 1
Pearl River 32
Perry 5 1
Pike 20
Pontotoc 6
Prentiss 4
Quitman 4
Rankin 48 1
Scott 12
Sharkey 2
Simpson 3
Smith 1
Sunflower 12 1
Tallahatchie 2
Tate 11
Tippah 28 2
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 13 1
Union 3
Walthall 7
Warren 2
Washington 22
Webster 7 1
Wilkinson 16 2
Winston 9
Yalobusha 6
Yazoo 9
Total 1,073 22

Only 5 of Mississippi’s 82 counties have yet to report a case of the coronavirus. Those include Greene, Issaquena, Jefferson Davis, Stone and Wayne counties.

Coronavirus cases are on the rise all across states in the Deep South. For details on state by state results from across the South, click here.