The Latest: Mississippi coronavirus cases, deaths still climbing

Published 10:32 am Sunday, April 26, 2020

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Sunday morning the latest COVID-19 coronavirus cases and death statistics within the state.

State health officials reported 193 new confirmed cases of the virus Sunday, bringing the state’s total to 5,911 cases since March 11. It was the 18th day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

The state reported 6 more people died in the state over the last 24 hours due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 227.

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 113 7 17
Alcorn 9 0 0
Amite 23 0 1
Attala 82 0 16
Benton 9 0 0
Bolivar 96 7 13
Calhoun 50 3 22
Carroll 18 1 1
Chickasaw 63 5 19
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 19 0 0
Clarke 46 3 9
Clay 31 2 0
Coahoma 56 2 1
Copiah 71 1 1
Covington 50 0 0
Desoto 261 4 2
Forrest 190 7 16
Franklin 16 1 0
George 11 1 0
Greene 4 1 0
Grenada 27 0 14
Hancock 60 5 7
Harrison 158 6 1
Hinds 415 7 12
Holmes 105 5 26
Humphreys 14 3 1
Itawamba 37 1 18
Jackson 238 6 38
Jasper 31 1 0
Jefferson 9 0 0
Jefferson Davis 25 1 0
Jones 118 1 9
Kemper 43 1 3
Lafayette 88 3 35
Lamar 89 2 0
Lauderdale 295 19 68
Lawrence 35 0 1
Leake 158 1 0
Lee 72 5 8
Leflore 136 15 27
Lincoln 136 9 46
Lowndes 41 2 2
Madison 194 5 10
Marion 58 5 13
Marshall 41 2 0
Monroe 134 9 51
Montgomery 19 1 0
Neshoba 153 3 2
Newton 61 0 1
Noxubee 46 0 3
Oktibbeha 46 3 6
Panola 37 2 0
Pearl River 152 14 30
Perry 26 1 0
Pike 136 5 8
Pontotoc 18 2 1
Prentiss 30 1 19
Quitman 14 0 0
Rankin 167 5 6
Scott 249 0 8
Sharkey 4 0 0
Simpson 40 0 2
Smith 60 4 18
Stone 22 0 0
Sunflower 51 2 0
Tallahatchie 11 1 0
Tate 38 0 1
Tippah 52 7 0
Tishomingo 7 0 1
Tunica 35 1 12
Union 15 1 1
Walthall 28 0 0
Warren 47 2 0
Washington 78 3 4
Wayne 19 0 0
Webster 16 1 0
Wilkinson 68 7 5
Winston 38 0 1
Yalobusha 18 0 0
Yazoo 122 1 0
Total 5,911 227 637

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/