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MSDH on Wednesday reports 88 new cases of COVID-19 and 8 new deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 88 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and eight new deaths.

The latest report shows one new reported case in Adams County which now has 25 cases and no deaths with still one case reported in a long-term care facility.

The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 2,003, with 67 deaths. Three new outbreaks have been identified in long-term care facilities.

The MSDH website is now carrying more information on cases by race and by underlying health condition such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.

Long-term care (LTC) 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 among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. The number of LTC facilities with outbreaks are shown for each county in the table below.

 

 

County Cases Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 25 1
Alcorn 6
Amite 7 1 1
Attala 15
Benton 5
Bolivar 54 2 2
Calhoun 13 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 17 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 10 1
Clay 11
Coahoma 32 1
Copiah 19
Covington 7
Desoto 144 1
Forrest 59 1 1
Franklin 5
George 5
Greene 1
Grenada 8
Hancock 32 2 2
Harrison 88 3 2
Hinds 178 1 2
Holmes 27 3
Humphreys 6 1
Itawamba 5
Jackson 111 5 1
Jasper 4
Jefferson 4
Jones 15 1
Kemper 11
Lafayette 26 1
Lamar 19 1
Lauderdale 84 5 3
Lawrence 6
Leake 15
Lee 40 2
Leflore 28 4 1
Lincoln 26 1 2
Lowndes 17
Madison 83 2 1
Marion 14 1
Marshall 24 1
Monroe 19 1 2
Montgomery 12 1
Neshoba 13
Newton 7 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 30 1 2
Panola 19 1
Pearl River 60 3 2
Perry 14 1
Pike 33 1 1
Pontotoc 13 1
Prentiss 10 2
Quitman 12
Rankin 79 2
Scott 34 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 6
Smith 15 1
Stone 4
Sunflower 27 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 18
Tippah 37 4
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 17 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 15
Warren 9 1
Washington 41 2 2
Wayne 5
Webster 13 1
Wilkinson 33 3 1
Winston 16
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 38 1
Total 2,003 67 41