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Thursday update: State sees highest jump in COVID-19 cases; Adams County, Wilkinson County also see increase

Mississippi State Health Department officials announced Thursday morning the highest single-day jump in confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi increased by 257 to a total of 2,260 cases since March 11. The state also reported an additional 9 deaths in the state due to the virus.

Health department officials report 76 people have died as result of the virus.

The number of Adams County case also increased by two cases to a total of 27 cases. One death was also reported in Adams County.

In Wilkinson County the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by four cases to a total of 37 cases in the county.

State health officials also track the number of long-term care facilities in each county that are considered high risk due to their residents being in close confines, often being older and often having underlying health issues.

In Adams County, MSDH reports that two long-term care facilities in the county have had outbreaks of COVID-19.

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 Cases Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 27 1 2
Alcorn 6
Amite 10 1 1
Attala 17
Benton 5
Bolivar 57 3 2
Calhoun 13 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 20 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 12 1 1
Clay 14
Coahoma 35 1
Copiah 27
Covington 7
Desoto 150 1
Forrest 71 2 1
Franklin 8
George 5
Greene 1
Grenada 10
Hancock 37 3 2
Harrison 96 3 2
Hinds 203 2 2
Holmes 31 3
Humphreys 7 1
Itawamba 7
Jackson 122 5 1
Jasper 10
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 4
Jones 19 1
Kemper 13
Lafayette 26 1
Lamar 24 1
Lauderdale 99 5 3
Lawrence 8
Leake 22
Lee 40 2
Leflore 32 4 1
Lincoln 32 2 2
Lowndes 18
Madison 88 2 1
Marion 16 1
Marshall 26 1
Monroe 24 1 2
Montgomery 13 1
Neshoba 17
Newton 8 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 35 1 2
Panola 21 1
Kepearl River 73 4 2
Perry 14 1
Pike 35 1 1
Pontotoc 14 1
Prentiss 10 2
Quitman 12
Rankin 85 2
Scott 43 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 6
Smith 16 1
Stone 5
Sunflower 32 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 19
Tippah 41 6
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 17 1 1
Union 6 1
Walthall 16
Warren 10 1
Washington 46 2 2
Wayne 6
Webster 13 1
Wilkinson 37 3 1
Winston 17
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 47 1
Total 2,260 76 44