The Latest: Mississippi marks second highest, single-day coronavirus death toll

Published 12:17 pm Saturday, April 18, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Saturday morning the second highest, single-day spike in COVID-19 coronavirus deaths since the state began tracking the outbreak last month

The state reported 12 more people died in the state over the last 24 hours due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 152.

State health officials reported 181 new confirmed cases of the virus Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 3,974 cases since March 11. It was the 10th day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

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 Total Cases Total Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 73 6 2
Alcorn 7 0 0
Amite 16 1 0
Attala 34 0 1
Benton 5 0 0
Bolivar 79 5 4
Calhoun 36 2 1
Carroll 10 1 0
Chickasaw 40 2 1
Choctaw 11 1 0
Claiborne 8 0 0
Clarke 22 2 1
Clay 24 1 0
Coahoma 46 1 0
Copiah 41 1 0
Covington 28 0 1
Desoto 220 3 1
Forrest 137 3 2
Franklin 15 0 0
George 10 1 0
Greene 3 0 0
Grenada 19 0 1
Hancock 50 5 2
Harrison 144 5 3
Hinds 325 5 5
Holmes 58 4 0
Humphreys 12 3 1
Itawamba 21 1 1
Jackson 201 6 2
Jasper 22 1 0
Jefferson 4 0 1
Jefferson Davis 8 1 0
Jones 63 0 2
Kemper 17 0 0
Lafayette 40 3 1
Lamar 59 1 0
Lauderdale 190 14 7
Lawrence 14 0 0
Leake 64 1 0
Lee 54 4 0
Leflore 75 6 1
Lincoln 102 6 2
Lowndes 32 1 2
Madison 127 3 2
Marion 39 0 1
Marshall 39 2 0
Monroe 62 4 2
Montgomery 15 1 0
Neshoba 55 1 0
Newton 21 0 1
Noxubee 20 0 0
Oktibbeha 43 2 2
Panola 30 2 0
Pearl River 119 10 2
Perry 22 1 0
Pike 97 2 2
Pontotoc 17 2 1
Prentiss 16 0 2
Quitman 13 0 0
Rankin 130 2 1
Scott 106 0 1
Sharkey 3 0 0
Simpson 14 0 1
Smith 39 1 1
Stone 17 0 0
Sunflower 46 2 0
Tallahatchie 8 1 0
Tate 29 0 0
Tippah 46 7 1
Tishomingo 3 0 0
Tunica 30 1 1
Union 9 1 1
Walthall 23 0 0
Warren 18 1 0
Washington 70 3 1
Wayne 10 0 0
Webster 15 1 0
Wilkinson 55 4 1
Winston 29 0 0
Yalobusha 15 0 0
Yazoo 85 1 0
Total 3,974 152 69

 

For more detailed graphics on Mississippi’s coronavirus statistics, please visit:

https://www.magnoliastatelive.com/video-mississippis-coronavirus-case-by-the-numbers/