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Monday update: Mississippi reports 238 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths

On Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 238 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths.

Adams County has two new cases with a total of 83 confirmed COVID-19 cases and no new deaths, which remain at six and two outbreaks in long term care facilities.

The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 4,512, with 169 deaths. Eight new outbreaks have been identified in long-term care facilities.

We are now charting daily hospitalizations for COVID-19 on our website. This is an important measure of the severity of the outbreak and the impact it has on Mississippians and our medical care system. Currently, there are 359 patients in hospital care for COVID-19, with 189 of these in intensive care.

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.

Outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCs)

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 Total Cases Total Deaths LTCs with Outbreaks
Adams 83 6 2
Alcorn 7 0 0
Amite 17 0 0
Attala 44 0 1
Benton 8 0 0
Bolivar 85 6 4
Calhoun 42 2 1
Carroll 14 1 0
Chickasaw 45 4 1
Choctaw 13 1 0
Claiborne 10 0 0
Clarke 29 2 1
Clay 26 1 0
Coahoma 49 2 0
Copiah 46 1 0
Covington 33 0 1
Desoto 238 3 1
Forrest 147 4 3
Franklin 16 0 0
George 10 1 0
Greene 3 0 0
Grenada 26 0 1
Hancock 53 5 2
Harrison 145 5 3
Hinds 347 5 5
Holmes 60 4 1
Humphreys 12 3 1
Itawamba 26 1 1
Jackson 209 6 2
Jasper 23 1 0
Jefferson 6 0 1
Jefferson Davis 10 1 0
Jones 74 0 2
Kemper 21 0 1
Lafayette 67 3 1
Lamar 71 2 0
Lauderdale 220 15 9
Lawrence 17 0 0
Leake 86 1 0
Lee 63 4 0
Leflore 105 10 2
Lincoln 107 6 2
Lowndes 34 1 2
Madison 140 4 3
Marion 47 1 1
Marshall 38 2 0
Monroe 75 5 2
Montgomery 15 1 0
Neshoba 73 2 0
Newton 30 0 1
Noxubee 22 0 0
Oktibbeha 43 2 2
Panola 36 2 0
Pearl River 132 10 2
Perry 22 1 0
Pike 115 2 2
Pontotoc 18 2 1
Prentiss 25 0 2
Quitman 13 0 0
Rankin 141 2 1
Scott 148 0 1
Sharkey 3 0 0
Simpson 28 0 1
Smith 47 2 1
Stone 19 0 0
Sunflower 47 2 0
Tallahatchie 8 1 0
Tate 34 0 0
Tippah 47 7 1
Tishomingo 4 0 0
Tunica 32 1 1
Union 11 1 1
Walthall 24 0 0
Warren 22 2 0
Washington 71 3 1
Wayne 12 0 0
Webster 15 1 0
Wilkinson 61 5 1
Winston 36 0 0
Yalobusha 16 0 0
Yazoo 95 1 1
Total 4,512 169 77