The Latest: Mississippi coronavirus deaths, cases bounce back up after two-day dip

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, April 28, 2020

After a day when stats seemed to indicate Mississippi’s coronavirus cases and deaths may be waning yesterday, the Mississippi State Health Department announced Tuesday a bounce in cases and deaths related to the virus pandemic.

State health officials reported 248 new cases. It was the 20th day in a row the number of new cases rose by more than 100.

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 239. That was the lowest single-day death count in approximately two weeks.

On Monday the state had reported only 2 new deaths and 183 new cases.

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 59% 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 123 8 21
Alcorn 10 0 0
Amite 26 0 1
Attala 89 0 22
Benton 9 0 0
Bolivar 101 7 13
Calhoun 50 3 22
Carroll 22 1 2
Chickasaw 67 6 22
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 19 0 0
Clarke 49 3 10
Clay 33 2 0
Coahoma 60 3 1
Copiah 83 1 1
Covington 54 0 0
Desoto 272 4 2
Forrest 196 8 19
Franklin 16 1 0
George 12 1 0
Greene 5 1 0
Grenada 28 0 14
Hancock 61 5 7
Harrison 166 6 1
Hinds 435 7 13
Holmes 121 5 26
Humphreys 18 3 1
Itawamba 51 2 28
Jackson 252 6 39
Jasper 33 1 0
Jefferson 16 0 0
Jefferson Davis 29 1 1
Jones 132 1 10
Kemper 50 1 5
Lafayette 88 3 35
Lamar 94 2 0
Lauderdale 318 19 75
Lawrence 38 0 1
Leake 179 1 0
Lee 71 4 5
Leflore 141 15 27
Lincoln 136 9 46
Lowndes 49 2 3
Madison 212 7 22
Marion 66 5 13
Marshall 42 2 0
Monroe 153 12 76
Montgomery 19 1 0
Neshoba 169 3 2
Newton 73 0 1
Noxubee 55 0 8
Oktibbeha 48 3 6
Panola 38 2 0
Pearl River 154 15 30
Perry 26 1 0
Pike 142 7 12
Pontotoc 18 2 1
Prentiss 31 1 19
Quitman 14 0 0
Rankin 179 5 6
Scott 281 0 8
Sharkey 5 0 0
Simpson 43 0 2
Smith 66 4 18
Stone 22 0 0
Sunflower 52 2 0
Tallahatchie 11 1 0
Tate 39 0 1
Tippah 53 7 0
Tishomingo 7 0 1
Tunica 35 1 12
Union 16 1 1
Walthall 30 0 0
Warren 58 2 0
Washington 77 3 4
Wayne 19 0 0
Webster 17 1 0
Wilkinson 68 7 5
Winston 41 0 0
Yalobusha 19 0 0
Yazoo 129 1 0
Total 6,342 239 721

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/