Wednesday update: Mississippi reports fewest number of new COVID-19 cases in more than 10 days

Published 10:49 am Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi topped 2,000 as Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Tuesday morning an additional 88 confirmed cases of the virus. Not since March 28 — when the state reported 84 cases — has the state reported fewer new cases of the virus. Since then the state has consistently reported between 90 and 177 new cases each day.

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

The state confirmed 2,003 cases of coronavirus had been found in Mississippi since March 11.

Health department officials report 67 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 25 1
Alcorn 6
Amite 7 1 1
Attala 15
Benton 5
Bolivar 54 2 2
Calhoun 13 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 17 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 10 1
Clay 11
Coahoma 32 1
Copiah 19
Covington 7
Desoto 144 1
Forrest 59 1 1
Franklin 5
George 5
Greene 1
Grenada 8
Hancock 32 2 2
Harrison 88 3 2
Hinds 178 1 2
Holmes 27 3
Humphreys 6 1
Itawamba 5
Jackson 111 5 1
Jasper 4
Jefferson 4
Jones 15 1
Kemper 11
Lafayette 26 1
Lamar 19 1
Lauderdale 84 5 3
Lawrence 6
Leake 15
Lee 40 2
Leflore 28 4 1
Lincoln 26 1 2
Lowndes 17
Madison 83 2 1
Marion 14 1
Marshall 24 1
Monroe 19 1 2
Montgomery 12 1
Neshoba 13
Newton 7 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 30 1 2
Panola 19 1
Pearl River 60 3 2
Perry 14 1
Pike 33 1 1
Pontotoc 13 1
Prentiss 10 2
Quitman 12
Rankin 79 2
Scott 34 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 6
Smith 15 1
Stone 4
Sunflower 27 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 18
Tippah 37 4
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 17 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 15
Warren 9 1
Washington 41 2 2
Wayne 5
Webster 13 1
Wilkinson 33 3 1
Winston 16
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 38 1
Total 2,003 67 41