The Latest: Mississippi reports coronavirus cases, deaths continue to climb

Published 11:13 am Monday, April 20, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Monday morning increases in COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths.

State health officials reported 238 new confirmed cases of the virus Monday, bringing the state’s total to 4,512 cases since March 11. It was the 12th day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

The state reported 10 more people died in the state over the last 24 hours due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 169.

State health officials are also now reporting racial breakdowns of both cases and deaths.

Black Mississippians make up 51% of all positive coronavirus cases. But blacks make up 63% of the deaths related to the virus.

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 83 6 2
Alcorn 7 0 0
Amite 17 0 0
Attala 44 0 1
Benton 8 0 0
Bolivar 85 6 4
Calhoun 42 2 1
Carroll 14 1 0
Chickasaw 45 4 1
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 10 0 0
Clarke 29 2 1
Clay 26 1 0
Coahoma 49 2 0
Copiah 46 1 0
Covington 33 0 1
Desoto 238 3 1
Forrest 147 4 3
Franklin 16 0 0
George 10 1 0
Greene 3 0 0
Grenada 26 0 1
Hancock 53 5 2
Harrison 145 5 3
Hinds 347 5 5
Holmes 60 4 1
Humphreys 12 3 1
Itawamba 26 1 1
Jackson 209 6 2
Jasper 23 1 0
Jefferson 6 0 1
Jefferson Davis 10 1 0
Jones 74 0 2
Kemper 21 0 1
Lafayette 67 3 1
Lamar 71 2 0
Lauderdale 220 15 9
Lawrence 17 0 0
Leake 86 1 0
Lee 63 4 0
Leflore 105 10 2
Lincoln 107 6 2
Lowndes 34 1 2
Madison 140 4 3
Marion 47 1 1
Marshall 38 2 0
Monroe 75 5 2
Montgomery 15 1 0
Neshoba 73 2 0
Newton 30 0 1
Noxubee 22 0 0
Oktibbeha 43 2 2
Panola 36 2 0
Pearl River 132 10 2
Perry 22 1 0
Pike 115 2 2
Pontotoc 18 2 1
Prentiss 25 0 2
Quitman 13 0 0
Rankin 141 2 1
Scott 148 0 1
Sharkey 3 0 0
Simpson 28 0 1
Smith 47 2 1
Stone 19 0 0
Sunflower 47 2 0
Tallahatchie 8 1 0
Tate 34 0 0
Tippah 47 7 1
Tishomingo 4 0 0
Tunica 32 1 1
Union 11 1 1
Walthall 24 0 0
Warren 22 2 0
Washington 71 3 1
Wayne 12 0 0
Webster 15 1 0
Wilkinson 61 5 1
Winston 36 0 0
Yalobusha 16 0 0
Yazoo 95 1 1
Total 4,512 169 77

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

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