Mississippi just recorded its deadliest day in coronavirus crisis

Published 10:16 am Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Saturday morning the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 coronavirus related deaths as overall case numbers continue to rise as well.

The state reported 97 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours and additional six coronavirus related deaths.

Saturday’s update broke a three-day streak in which triple-digit increases in cases were reported each day.

The state confirmed 1,455 cases of coronavirus had been found in Mississippi since March 11.

The state reported 35 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 LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 16 1
Alcorn 6
Amite 6 1 1
Attala 14
Benton 5
Bolivar 34 1 1
Calhoun 4 1
Carroll 5
Chickasaw 15 2 1
Choctaw 8
Claiborne 1
Clarke 5
Clay 7
Coahoma 27 1
Copiah 12
Covington 4
Desoto 118 1
Forrest 34 1
Franklin 4
George 4
Grenada 4
Hancock 30 1 2
Harrison 70 3 1
Hinds 140 2
Holmes 17 1
Humphreys 4 1
Itawamba 3
Jackson 79 1 1
Jasper 3
Jefferson 2
Jones 9
Kemper 4
Lafayette 21 1
Lamar 13
Lauderdale 61 1 3
Lawrence 4
Leake 8
Lee 28 1
Leflore 22 1 1
Lincoln 14 1
Lowndes 13
Madison 67 2
Marion 6 1
Marshall 20 1
Monroe 12 1 1
Montgomery 10 1
Neshoba 6
Newton 6 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 24 1
Panola 10 1
Pearl River 43 1 1
Perry 13 1
Pike 23
Pontotoc 12 1
Prentiss 9 1
Quitman 5
Rankin 66 1
Scott 17
Sharkey 2
Simpson 5
Smith 6 1
Sunflower 18 1
Tallahatchie 2
Tate 14
Tippah 31 3
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 15 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 12
Warren 3 1
Washington 31
Wayne 2
Webster 11 1
Wilkinson 25 3 1
Winston 11
Yalobusha 9
Yazoo 19 1
Total 1,455 35 30

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.