Breaking: Mississippi just saw largest single-day spike in coronavirus cases, 11 more people died yesterday

Published 10:20 am Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Wednesday morning the largest single-day spike in COVID-19 coronavirus cases since the state began tracking the outbreak last month

State health officials reported 273 new confirmed cases of the virus Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 3,360 cases since March 11. It was the seventh day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

The state reported 11 more people died in the state over the last 24 hours due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 122.

The state also tracks 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 64 3 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 15 1 1
Attala 25
Benton 5
Bolivar 70 5 4
Calhoun 27 2 1
Carroll 9
Chickasaw 33 2 1
Choctaw 11 1
Claiborne 8
Clarke 19 1 2
Clay 21
Coahoma 43 1
Copiah 35
Covington 19
Desoto 199 3 1
Forrest 122 2 2
Franklin 10
George 8
Greene 3
Grenada 14
Hancock 49 5 2
Harrison 129 5 2
Hinds 280 4 6
Holmes 52 3
Humphreys 12 2 1
Itawamba 11 1
Jackson 182 5 2
Jasper 15
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 7 1
Jones 42 3
Kemper 15
Lafayette 36 2
Lamar 48 1
Lauderdale 165 12 5
Lawrence 7
Leake 40 1
Lee 46 4
Leflore 55 6 3
Lincoln 81 4 2
Lowndes 27 1
Madison 112 3 3
Marion 34 1
Marshall 35 2
Monroe 46 2 2
Montgomery 15 1
Neshoba 35 1
Newton 14 1
Noxubee 10
Oktibbeha 41 1 2
Panola 26 2
Pearl River 102 8 2
Perry 20 1
Pike 72 2 2
Pontotoc 15 2
Prentiss 15 1
Quitman 13
Rankin 113 2
Scott 79 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 12 1
Smith 36 1 1
Stone 15
Sunflower 42 2
Tallahatchie 6
Tate 26
Tippah 45 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 23 1 1
Union 9 1 1
Walthall 22
Warren 15 1
Washington 62 2 2
Wayne 9
Webster 14 1
Wilkinson 51 3 1
Winston 22
Yalobusha 14
Yazoo 65 1
Total 3,360 122 66

For more detailed graphics on Mississippi’s coronavirus statistics, please visit:
https://www.magnoliastatelive.com/video-mississippis-coronavirus-case-by-the-numbers/