Mississippi coronavirus cases rise triple-digits again, 22 long-term care facilities have outbreaks

Published 10:32 am Thursday, April 2, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Thursday 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 second day on which triple-digit increases in cases were reported.

The state confirmed 1,177 cases of coronavirus had been found in Mississippi, that’s an increase of 104 cases since yesterday.

The state reported 26 people have died as result of the virus, the state confirmed. The death toll increased by 4 deaths since yesterday.

State health officials also have begun tracking the number cases found in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes that are considered high risk due to their residents being in close confines, often being older and often having underlying health issues.

For the sake of reporting, the state considers even a single case of coronavirus among staff or residents of these facilities as an “outbreak” and are tracked by county below.

Here are the county by county numbers:

County Cases Deaths LTC Outbreaks
Adams 14
Alcorn 3
Amite 4 1 1
Attala 12
Benton 5
Bolivar 27 1 1
Calhoun 4 1
Carroll 3
Chickasaw 14 1 1
Choctaw 7
Claiborne 1
Clarke 4
Clay 7
Coahoma 23
Copiah 10
Covington 3
Desoto 103 1
Forrest 26 1
Franklin 3
George 4
Grenada 4
Hancock 22 1 2
Harrison 53 1 1
Hinds 118 1
Holmes 16 1
Humphreys 4 1
Itawamba 3
Jackson 57 1 1
Jasper 2
Jefferson 1
Jones 6
Kemper 4
Lafayette 16 1
Lamar 8
Lauderdale 46 2
Lawrence 5
Leake 6
Lee 24 1
Leflore 20 1
Lincoln 14
Lowndes 10
Madison 55 1
Marion 5 1
Marshall 18 1
Monroe 11 1
Montgomery 8 1
Neshoba 4 1
Newton 4
Noxubee 4
Oktibbeha 20 1
Panola 8 1
Pearl River 36 1
Perry 6 1
Pike 21
Pontotoc 10
Prentiss 4 1
Quitman 4
Rankin 50 1
Scott 13
Sharkey 2
Simpson 4
Smith 6 1
Sunflower 12 1
Tallahatchie 2
Tate 12
Tippah 29 2
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 14 1 1
Union 4 1
Walthall 10
Warren 2 1
Washington 29
Wayne 1
Webster 8 1
Wilkinson 17 2
Winston 9
Yalobusha 7
Yazoo 11 1
Total 1,177 26 22

Trends and Summary Data

Only 4 of Mississippi’s 82 counties have yet to report a case of the coronavirus. Those include Greene, Issaquena, Jefferson Davis and Stone 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.