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Mississippi investigating COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, including facilities in Southwest Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating outbreaks in long-term care facilities in seven Mississippi counties, including Amite and Warren counties in Southwest Mississippi.

Long-term care facilities like nursing homes are considered high-risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities is considered an outbreak, MSDH officials said Wednesday.

In its daily update, MSDH reported that outbreaks in long-term care facilities are currently under investigation in the following counties. Investigation includes identifying close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure.

  • Amite
  • Bolivar
  • Jackson
  • Lauderdale
  • Smith
  • Tunica
  • Warren