Breaking: Mississippi reports highest coronavirus death count today

Published 10:15 am Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Tuesday morning announced the highest single-day death count since the state began tracking COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths last month.

The state reported 14 more people died in the state over the last 24 hours due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 183.

State health officials reported 204 new confirmed cases of the virus Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 4,716 cases since March 11. It was the 13th day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

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 64% 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 90 6 2
Alcorn 7 0 0
Amite 18 0 0
Attala 49 0 1
Benton 9 0 0
Bolivar 86 6 4
Calhoun 42 2 1
Carroll 14 1 0
Chickasaw 51 4 1
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 10 0 0
Clarke 31 2 1
Clay 27 1 0
Coahoma 52 2 0
Copiah 51 1 0
Covington 37 0 1
Desoto 239 3 1
Forrest 151 4 3
Franklin 17 0 0
George 10 1 0
Greene 4 0 0
Grenada 26 0 1
Hancock 53 5 2
Harrison 151 5 3
Hinds 357 6 6
Holmes 61 5 1
Humphreys 13 3 1
Itawamba 26 1 1
Jackson 211 6 2
Jasper 23 1 0
Jefferson 5 0 1
Jefferson Davis 12 1 0
Jones 80 0 2
Kemper 23 0 1
Lafayette 68 3 1
Lamar 76 2 0
Lauderdale 232 17 9
Lawrence 20 0 0
Leake 99 1 0
Lee 64 4 0
Leflore 109 12 2
Lincoln 109 6 2
Lowndes 35 1 2
Madison 144 4 3
Marion 47 1 1
Marshall 39 2 0
Monroe 95 8 2
Montgomery 17 1 0
Neshoba 82 2 0
Newton 32 0 1
Noxubee 24 0 0
Oktibbeha 44 3 2
Panola 37 2 0
Pearl River 134 10 2
Perry 22 1 0
Pike 118 3 2
Pontotoc 18 2 2
Prentiss 27 0 2
Quitman 13 0 0
Rankin 146 4 1
Scott 158 0 1
Sharkey 3 0 0
Simpson 32 0 1
Smith 50 2 1
Stone 19 0 0
Sunflower 48 2 0
Tallahatchie 8 1 0
Tate 34 0 0
Tippah 49 7 1
Tishomingo 4 0 0
Tunica 33 1 1
Union 12 1 1
Walthall 24 0 0
Warren 25 2 0
Washington 71 3 1
Wayne 12 0 0
Webster 16 1 0
Wilkinson 64 6 1
Winston 34 0 0
Yalobusha 17 0 0
Yazoo 103 1 1
Total 4,716 183 79

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

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