The Latest: Mississippi coronavirus cases rise triple digits for fifth day in row

Published 10:12 am Monday, April 13, 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 161 new confirmed cases of the virus Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 2,942 cases since March 11. It was the fifth day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

The state also reported an additional two deaths in the state due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 98.

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 57 1 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 14 1 1
Attala 20
Benton 5
Bolivar 68 3 2
Calhoun 24 1
Carroll 8
Chickasaw 30 2 1
Choctaw 11 1
Claiborne 7
Clarke 15 1 2
Clay 20
Coahoma 38 1
Copiah 31
Covington 15
Desoto 178 2 1
Forrest 105 2 2
Franklin 10
George 8
Greene 2
Grenada 11
Hancock 40 5 2
Harrison 112 5 2
Hinds 259 2 4
Holmes 46 3
Humphreys 11 1 1
Itawamba 9
Jackson 147 5 1
Jasper 14
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 5 1
Jones 37 3
Kemper 14
Lafayette 30 1
Lamar 38 1
Lauderdale 150 8 4
Lawrence 6
Leake 29
Lee 46 4
Leflore 48 4 2
Lincoln 49 4 2
Lowndes 25 1
Madison 106 2 3
Marion 21 1
Marshall 34 2
Monroe 37 2 2
Montgomery 15 1
Neshoba 34
Newton 10 1
Noxubee 6
Oktibbeha 37 1 2
Panola 23 2
Pearl River 88 8 2
Perry 19 1
Pike 59 1 1
Pontotoc 15 1
Prentiss 14 1
Quitman 12
Rankin 100 2
Scott 58 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7 1
Smith 28 1 1
Stone 11
Sunflower 38 1
Tallahatchie 4
Tate 24
Tippah 44 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 21 1 1
Union 7 1 1
Walthall 21
Warren 14 1
Washington 57 2 2
Wayne 9
Webster 14 1
Wilkinson 49 3 1
Winston 20
Yalobusha 14
Yazoo 64 1
Total 2,942 98 58