Coronavirus latest: Mississippi cases, deaths continue to climb; see county by county numbers

Published 10:27 am Sunday, April 12, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Sunday the number COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths in the state continue to climb.

State health officials reported 139 new confirmed cases of the virus Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,781 cases since March 11.

The state also reported an additional 3 deaths in the state due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 96.

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 51 1 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 12 1 1
Attala 20
Benton 5
Bolivar 68 3 2
Calhoun 18 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 24 2 1
Choctaw 10 1
Claiborne 6
Clarke 13 1 2
Clay 18
Coahoma 38 1
Copiah 31
Covington 14
Desoto 171 2 1
Forrest 95 2 2
Franklin 10
George 7
Greene 2
Grenada 10
Hancock 40 5 2
Harrison 110 5 2
Hinds 247 2 4
Holmes 44 3
Humphreys 9 1
Itawamba 9
Jackson 140 5 1
Jasper 14
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 5
Jones 33 2
Kemper 14
Lafayette 29 1
Lamar 32 1
Lauderdale 135 8 4
Lawrence 6
Leake 27
Lee 43 4
Leflore 45 4 2
Lincoln 46 4 2
Lowndes 24
Madison 103 2 2
Marion 21 1
Marshall 33 2
Monroe 36 2 2
Montgomery 14 1
Neshoba 31
Newton 10 1
Noxubee 6
Oktibbeha 37 1 2
Panola 22 2
Pearl River 83 7 2
Perry 18 1
Pike 54 1 1
Pontotoc 15 1
Prentiss 13 1
Quitman 12
Rankin 99 2
Scott 54 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7
Smith 24 1 1
Stone 10
Sunflower 35 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 24
Tippah 43 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 21 1 1
Union 7 1 1
Walthall 18
Warren 14 1
Washington 53 2 2
Wayne 8
Webster 14 1
Wilkinson 45 3 1
Winston 19
Yalobusha 14
Yazoo 63 1
Total 2,781 96 53