Coronavirus update: Cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi approach 2,000

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi approached 2,000 as Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Tuesday morning an additional 177 confirmed cases of the virus.

The state also reported an additional 8 deaths in the state due to the virus.

The state confirmed 1,915 cases of coronavirus had been found in Mississippi since March 11.

Health department officials report 59 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 24 1
Alcorn 6
Amite 7 1 1
Attala 15
Benton 5
Bolivar 54 2 2
Calhoun 10 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 15 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 10
Clay 10
Coahoma 30 1
Copiah 17
Covington 7
Desoto 140 1
Forrest 59 1 1
Franklin 5
George 5
Greene 1
Grenada 8
Hancock 31 2 2
Harrison 89 3 1
Hinds 169 2
Holmes 25 3
Humphreys 5 1
Itawamba 5
Jackson 108 5 1
Jasper 4
Jefferson 3
Jones 14 1
Kemper 10
Lafayette 25 1
Lamar 18 1
Lauderdale 78 3 3
Lawrence 5
Leake 15
Lee 38 2
Leflore 26 4 1
Lincoln 21 1 1
Lowndes 16
Madison 82 2 1
Marion 13 1
Marshall 24 1
Monroe 18 1 2
Montgomery 12 1
Neshoba 12
Newton 7 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 29 1 2
Panola 19 1
Pearl River 56 3 2
Perry 14 1
Pike 31 1
Pontotoc 12 1
Prentiss 10 2
Quitman 9
Rankin 78 1
Scott 32 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7
Smith 11 1
Stone 3
Sunflower 25 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 18
Tippah 36 3
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 17 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 14
Warren 7 1
Washington 40 1 1
Wayne 5
Webster 12 1
Wilkinson 32 3 1
Winston 17
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 32 1
Total 1,915 59 38

Only 2 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.