The Latest: Mississippi marks second-highest single day increase in coronavirus cases

Published 11:08 am Friday, April 24, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Friday morning the second-highest single day increase in COVID-19 coronavirus cases within the state.

State health officials reported 281 new confirmed cases of the virus Friday, bringing the state’s total to 5,434 cases since March 11. It was the 16th day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

The state reported 8 more people died in the state over the last 24 hours due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 209.

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

Black Mississippians make up 52.6% of all positive coronavirus cases. But blacks make up 61% 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 Cases in LTC Facilities
Adams 104 7 14
Alcorn 9 0 0
Amite 23 0 1
Attala 68 0 8
Benton 9 0 0
Bolivar 90 7 13
Calhoun 46 3 22
Carroll 15 1 0
Chickasaw 53 4 16
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 13 0 0
Clarke 43 3 9
Clay 29 2 0
Coahoma 54 2 1
Copiah 65 1 1
Covington 43 0 0
Desoto 256 4 2
Forrest 174 7 16
Franklin 16 0 0
George 11 1 0
Greene 4 1 0
Grenada 27 0 14
Hancock 56 5 7
Harrison 157 6 1
Hinds 401 6 10
Holmes 92 5 16
Humphreys 14 3 1
Itawamba 32 1 13
Jackson 235 6 35
Jasper 29 1 0
Jefferson 5 0 0
Jefferson Davis 19 1 0
Jones 104 0 6
Kemper 31 0 1
Lafayette 83 3 16
Lamar 82 2 0
Lauderdale 268 18 65
Lawrence 26 0 1
Leake 136 1 0
Lee 70 4 4
Leflore 124 14 26
Lincoln 132 7 44
Lowndes 38 2 2
Madison 178 4 10
Marion 55 4 12
Marshall 40 2 0
Monroe 117 9 49
Montgomery 17 1 0
Neshoba 116 2 1
Newton 51 0 1
Noxubee 35 0 0
Oktibbeha 46 3 6
Panola 38 2 0
Pearl River 144 13 28
Perry 23 1 0
Pike 127 4 8
Pontotoc 18 2 1
Prentiss 29 0 17
Quitman 14 0 0
Rankin 154 4 4
Scott 200 0 7
Sharkey 4 0 0
Simpson 36 0 2
Smith 55 3 17
Stone 22 0 0
Sunflower 51 2 0
Tallahatchie 11 1 0
Tate 38 0 1
Tippah 50 7 0
Tishomingo 7 0 0
Tunica 34 1 12
Union 14 1 1
Walthall 27 0 1
Warren 39 2 0
Washington 74 3 4
Wayne 16 0 0
Webster 17 1 0
Wilkinson 66 7 5
Winston 38 0 0
Yalobusha 17 0 0
Yazoo 117 1 0
Total 5,434 209 552

Table above now lists the number of cases in long-term care facilities, and not the number of facilities with outbreaks.

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

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