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Wednesday update: State reports highest jump in COVID-19 cases; Cases up slightly Adams County

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 273 new confirmed cases of the virus, which raises the total number of cases in the state to 3,360 cases. The increase in cases reported Wednesday is the highest jump in COVID-19 cases in the state since the state started reporting cases on March 11.

The state also reported 11 new deaths from the virus, raising the number of deaths in the state to 122 deaths. Wednesday was the second consecutive day the state reported more than 10 deaths in the state.

In southwest Mississippi, cases slightly increased in Adams County and Wilkinson County. The number of cases in Adams County increased 2 cases from 62 cases reported on Tuesday to 64 cases reported on Wednesday. The number of cases in Wilkinson County also increased 2 cases from 49 cases reported on Tuesday to 51 cases reported on Wednesday.

The state also reports outbreaks of the virus in long-term care facilities. In southwest Mississippi, MSDH is investigating outbreaks in 2 long-term care facilities in Adams County, 1 long-term care facility in Amite County, 1 long-term care facility in Jefferson County and 1 long-term care facility in Wilkinson County.

Here are county-by-county numbers in the state:

County Cases Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 64 3 2
Alcorn 7
Amite 15 1 1
Attala 25
Benton 5
Bolivar 70 5 4
Calhoun 27 2 1
Carroll 9
Chickasaw 33 2 1
Choctaw 11 1
Claiborne 8
Clarke 19 1 2
Clay 21
Coahoma 43 1
Copiah 35
Covington 19
Desoto 199 3 1
Forrest 122 2 2
Franklin 10
George 8
Greene 3
Grenada 14
Hancock 49 5 2
Harrison 129 5 2
Hinds 280 4 6
Holmes 52 3
Humphreys 12 2 1
Itawamba 11 1
Jackson 182 5 2
Jasper 15
Jefferson 4 1
Jefferson Davis 7 1
Jones 42 3
Kemper 15
Lafayette 36 2
Lamar 48 1
Lauderdale 165 12 5
Lawrence 7
Leake 40 1
Lee 46 4
Leflore 55 6 3
Lincoln 81 4 2
Lowndes 27 1
Madison 112 3 3
Marion 34 1
Marshall 35 2
Monroe 46 2 2
Montgomery 15 1
Neshoba 35 1
Newton 14 1
Noxubee 10
Oktibbeha 41 1 2
Panola 26 2
Pearl River 102 8 2
Perry 20 1
Pike 72 2 2
Pontotoc 15 2
Prentiss 15 1
Quitman 13
Rankin 113 2
Scott 79 1
Sharkey 3
Simpson 12 1
Smith 36 1 1
Stone 15
Sunflower 42 2
Tallahatchie 6
Tate 26
Tippah 45 6 1
Tishomingo 2
Tunica 23 1 1
Union 9 1 1
Walthall 22
Warren 15 1
Washington 62 2 2
Wayne 9
Webster 14 1
Wilkinson 51 3 1
Winston 22
Yalobusha 14
Yazoo 65 1
Total 3,360 122 66