Coronavirus update: Mississippi reports highest single-day jump in cases and deaths

Published 10:15 am Sunday, April 5, 2020

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

The state reported 183 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours and additional 8 coronavirus related deaths.

The state confirmed 1,638 cases of coronavirus had been found in Mississippi since March 11.

Health department officials report 43 people have died as result of the virus.

State health officials also track 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 19 1
Alcorn 6
Amite 6 1 1
Attala 15
Benton 5
Bolivar 45 2 2
Calhoun 4 1
Carroll 5
Chickasaw 15 2 1
Choctaw 8 1
Claiborne 1
Clarke 5
Clay 7
Coahoma 28 1
Copiah 16
Covington 6
Desoto 132 1
Forrest 42 1 1
Franklin 5
George 5
Grenada 7
Hancock 31 1 2
Harrison 73 3 1
Hinds 154 2
Holmes 21 1
Humphreys 4 1
Itawamba 3
Jackson 86 3 1
Jasper 3
Jefferson 3
Jones 11
Kemper 5
Lafayette 22 1
Lamar 13
Lauderdale 65 2 3
Lawrence 4
Leake 10
Lee 30 1
Leflore 22 3 1
Lincoln 16 1
Lowndes 15
Madison 72 2
Marion 7 1
Marshall 20 1 1
Monroe 13 1 1
Montgomery 11 1
Neshoba 9
Newton 7 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 27 1
Panola 17 1
Pearl River 49 1 2
Perry 14 1
Pike 26 1
Pontotoc 12 1
Prentiss 9 1
Quitman 6
Rankin 72 1
Scott 23
Sharkey 3
Simpson 5
Smith 10 1
Stone 1 1
Sunflower 19 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 15
Tippah 35 3
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 17 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 12
Warren 5 1
Washington 36
Wayne 5
Webster 11 1
Wilkinson 30 3 1
Winston 12
Yalobusha 9
Yazoo 31 1
Total 1,638 43 35

Only 3 of Mississippi’s 82 counties have yet to report a case of the coronavirus. Those include Greene, Issaquena and Jefferson Davis counties.

For a full look at statistics about Mississippi’s coronavirus cases, please click here.