Update: Mississippi coronavirus cases, deaths still at near record daily highs

Published 10:44 am Saturday, April 25, 2020

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

State health officials reported 284 new confirmed cases of the virus Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 5,718 cases since March 11. It was the 17th day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

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 221.

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

Black Mississippians make up 52% of all positive coronavirus cases. But blacks make up 60% 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 109 7 17
Alcorn 9 0 0
Amite 23 0 1
Attala 80 0 14
Benton 9 0 0
Bolivar 94 7 13
Calhoun 48 3 22
Carroll 15 1 0
Chickasaw 56 4 16
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 18 0 0
Clarke 44 3 9
Clay 32 2 0
Coahoma 54 2 1
Copiah 68 1 1
Covington 45 0 0
Desoto 263 4 1
Forrest 181 7 16
Franklin 16 1 0
George 11 1 0
Greene 4 1 0
Grenada 27 0 14
Hancock 59 5 7
Harrison 158 6 1
Hinds 412 7 11
Holmes 100 5 24
Humphreys 14 3 1
Itawamba 33 1 13
Jackson 237 6 38
Jasper 32 1 0
Jefferson 8 0 0
Jefferson Davis 22 1 0
Jones 116 0 9
Kemper 40 0 1
Lafayette 87 3 31
Lamar 85 2 0
Lauderdale 284 19 67
Lawrence 30 0 1
Leake 149 1 0
Lee 72 5 4
Leflore 131 15 27
Lincoln 136 8 45
Lowndes 41 2 2
Madison 186 5 10
Marion 57 5 13
Marshall 41 2 0
Monroe 123 9 49
Montgomery 18 1 0
Neshoba 119 2 1
Newton 58 0 1
Noxubee 45 0 1
Oktibbeha 46 3 6
Panola 36 2 0
Pearl River 148 14 28
Perry 25 1 0
Pike 133 5 8
Pontotoc 18 2 1
Prentiss 29 1 18
Quitman 14 0 0
Rankin 162 5 5
Scott 240 0 8
Sharkey 4 0 0
Simpson 38 0 2
Smith 58 3 18
Stone 22 0 0
Sunflower 51 2 0
Tallahatchie 11 1 0
Tate 38 0 1
Tippah 51 7 0
Tishomingo 7 0 0
Tunica 34 1 12
Union 14 1 1
Walthall 27 0 0
Warren 45 2 0
Washington 77 3 4
Wayne 19 0 0
Webster 16 1 0
Wilkinson 68 7 5
Winston 38 0 0
Yalobusha 17 0 0
Yazoo 120 1 0
Total 5,718 221 599

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/