The Latest: Mississippi reports highest daily jump in coronavirus cases as numbers, deaths climb

Published 10:09 am Friday, April 3, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Friday morning the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 coronavirus cases and three additional deaths.

The state reported 181 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours and additional three coronavirus related deaths.

Friday was the third day in a row on which triple-digit increases in cases were reported.

The state confirmed 1,358 cases of coronavirus had been found in Mississippi, that’s an increase of 181 cases since yesterday.

The state reported 29 people have died as result of the virus, the state confirmed.

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 6
Amite 5 1 1
Attala 14
Benton 5
Bolivar 32 1 1
Calhoun 4 1
Carroll 5
Chickasaw 15 2 1
Choctaw 7
Claiborne 1
Clarke 4
Clay 7
Coahoma 26
Copiah 11
Covington 4
Desoto 111 1
Forrest 30 1
Franklin 3
George 4
Grenada 4
Hancock 28 1 2
Harrison 69 1 1
Hinds 139 2
Holmes 16 1
Humphreys 4 1
Itawamba 3
Jackson 75 1 1
Jasper 3
Jefferson 1
Jones 8
Kemper 4
Lafayette 21 1
Lamar 9
Lauderdale 50 3
Lawrence 5
Leake 7
Lee 26 1
Leflore 21 1 1
Lincoln 14 1
Lowndes 12
Madison 65 1
Marion 5 1
Marshall 19 1
Monroe 12 1 1
Montgomery 10 1
Neshoba 5
Newton 4 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 23 1
Panola 8 1
Pearl River 41 1
Perry 11 1
Pike 21
Pontotoc 11 1
Prentiss 9 1
Quitman 4
Rankin 64 1
Scott 17
Sharkey 2
Simpson 5
Smith 6 1
Sunflower 13 1
Tallahatchie 2
Tate 13
Tippah 30 3
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 14 1 1
Union 5 1
Walthall 11
Warren 2 1
Washington 31
Wayne 1
Webster 8 1
Wilkinson 22 2
Winston 11
Yalobusha 7
Yazoo 13 1 1
Total 1,358 29 28

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.