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Friday update: The number of COVID-19 cases jumps 55% in Adams County

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased across Southwest Mississippi on Friday, including a 55% increase in confirmed virus cases in Adams County.

The Mississippi Department of Health reported 15 new cases of the virus in Adams County, bringing the total number of cases to 42.

The state also reported a rise in cases in Wilkinson and Franklin counties in Southwest Mississippi.

In Wilkinson County, 3 new cases were reported, bringing the county’s total to 37.

One new case was reported in Franklin County, bringing the county’s total to 9.

For the second day in a row, more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

State health officials reported 209 new confirmed cases of the virus Friday, bringing the state’s total to 2,469 cases since March 11.

The state also reported an additional 6 deaths in the state due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 82.

State health officials also track 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 Cases Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 42 1 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 10 1 1
Attala 17
Benton 5
Bolivar 61 3 2
Calhoun 13 1
Carroll 7
Chickasaw 21 2 1
Choctaw 9 1
Claiborne 3
Clarke 13 1 1
Clay 17
Coahoma 37 1
Copiah 30
Covington 8
Desoto 158 1
Forrest 76 2 1
Franklin 9
George 7
Greene 1
Grenada 10
Hancock 37 5 2
Harrison 99 4 2
Hinds 219 2 3
Holmes 39 3
Humphreys 9 1
Itawamba 8
Jackson 135 5 1
Jasper 10
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 5
Jones 25 1
Kemper 14
Lafayette 28 1
Lamar 28 1
Lauderdale 118 6 4
Lawrence 7
Leake 22
Lee 41 2
Leflore 43 4 1
Lincoln 41 3 2
Lowndes 19
Madison 95 2 1
Marion 17 1
Marshall 28 1
Monroe 25 1 2
Montgomery 14 1
Neshoba 21
Newton 10 1
Noxubee 6
Oktibbeha 36 1 2
Panola 22 1
Pearl River 77 4 2
Perry 15 1
Pike 39 1 1
Pontotoc 14 1
Prentiss 12 2
Quitman 12
Rankin 88 2
Scott 47 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 7
Smith 17 1 1
Stone 5
Sunflower 34 1
Tallahatchie 3
Tate 22
Tippah 42 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 18 1 1
Union 7 1
Walthall 16
Warren 12 1
Washington 48 2 2
Wayne 7
Webster 13 1
Wilkinson 40 3 1
Winston 17
Yalobusha 11
Yazoo 55 1
Total 2,469 82 47

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