The Latest: Mississippi coronavirus cases, deaths continue to climb

Published 2:29 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Wednesday afternoon the latest COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths within the state. Both cases and deaths continue to climb.

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 193.

State health officials reported 178 new confirmed cases of the virus Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 4,894 cases since March 11. It was the 14th 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 53% of all positive coronavirus cases. But blacks make up 62% 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 Total LTC Facility Cases
Adams 96 7 10
Alcorn 7 0 0
Amite 20 1 2
Attala 51 0 4
Benton 8 0 0
Bolivar 87 6 12
Calhoun 43 2 19
Carroll 15 1 0
Chickasaw 51 4 16
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 12 0 0
Clarke 36 3 6
Clay 27 2 0
Coahoma 53 2 1
Copiah 52 1 1
Covington 38 0 0
Desoto 244 3 1
Forrest 158 4 13
Franklin 16 0 0
George 10 1 0
Greene 4 0 0
Grenada 27 0 14
Hancock 54 5 6
Harrison 150 6 2
Hinds 377 6 6
Holmes 78 5 3
Humphreys 14 3 1
Itawamba 27 1 11
Jackson 221 6 27
Jasper 24 1 0
Jefferson 5 0 0
Jefferson Davis 12 1 0
Jones 88 0 4
Kemper 25 0 1
Lafayette 70 3 10
Lamar 79 2 0
Lauderdale 235 18 63
Lawrence 22 0 0
Leake 108 1 0
Lee 64 4 4
Leflore 113 12 24
Lincoln 121 7 41
Lowndes 36 1 2
Madison 151 4 10
Marion 48 2 12
Marshall 39 2 0
Monroe 99 9 34
Montgomery 16 1 0
Neshoba 91 2 0
Newton 33 0 1
Noxubee 24 0 1
Oktibbeha 44 3 6
Panola 37 2 0
Pearl River 136 10 25
Perry 22 1 0
Pike 118 3 8
Pontotoc 18 2 1
Prentiss 28 0 17
Quitman 13 0 0
Rankin 148 4 4
Scott 163 0 7
Sharkey 3 0 0
Simpson 32 0 2
Smith 51 3 17
Stone 21 0 0
Sunflower 50 2 0
Tallahatchie 9 1 0
Tate 35 0 1
Tippah 49 7 0
Tishomingo 5 0 0
Tunica 34 1 12
Union 12 1 0
Walthall 25 0 0
Warren 29 2 0
Washington 71 3 4
Wayne 11 0 0
Webster 16 1 0
Wilkinson 66 6 4
Winston 36 0 0
Yalobusha 17 0 0
Yazoo 103 1 0
Total 4,894 193 470

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

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