Mississippi reports deadliest day since coronavirus crisis started one month ago

Published 10:13 am Saturday, April 11, 2020

Mississippi recorded its deadliest day from COVID-19 coronavirus Saturday as the Mississippi State Department of Health released the latest on the deadly outbreak.

State health officials reported 173 new confirmed cases of the virus Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 2,642 cases since March 11.

The state also reported an additional 11 deaths in the state due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 93.

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 49 1 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 11 1 1
Attala 18
Benton 5
Bolivar 65 3 2
Calhoun 14 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 22 2 1
Choctaw 10 1
Claiborne 5
Clarke 13 1 2
Clay 17
Coahoma 38 1
Copiah 28
Covington 12
Desoto 163 2 1
Forrest 86 2 2
Franklin 10
George 7
Greene 2
Grenada 10
Hancock 38 5 2
Harrison 107 5 2
Hinds 234 2 3
Holmes 42 3
Humphreys 9 1
Itawamba 9
Jackson 139 5 1
Jasper 12
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 5
Jones 30 2
Kemper 14
Lafayette 29 1
Lamar 31 1
Lauderdale 133 8 4
Lawrence 6
Leake 27
Lee 42 3
Leflore 44 4 1
Lincoln 41 3 2
Lowndes 22
Madison 99 2 2
Marion 17 1
Marshall 30 2
Monroe 31 2 2
Montgomery 14 1
Neshoba 26
Newton 12 1
Noxubee 6
Oktibbeha 36 1 2
Panola 22 2
Pearl River 82 6 2
Perry 16 1
Pike 47 1 1
Pontotoc 14 1
Prentiss 12 2
Quitman 12
Rankin 94 2
Scott 52 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7
Smith 23 1 1
Stone 9
Sunflower 35 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 23
Tippah 43 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 19 1 1
Union 7 1 1
Walthall 16
Warren 11 1
Washington 49 2 2
Wayne 8
Webster 14 1
Wilkinson 42 3 1
Winston 18
Yalobusha 13
Yazoo 58 1
Total 2,642 93 52