Mississippi reports 229 COVID-19 cases, 10 new deaths Saturday
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Saturday reported 229 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 7,441, with 291 deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has fallen to 424.
Forty-one of the new cases reported statewide Saturday were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 100 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
Adams County now has 149 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 24 cases reported in long term care facilities and nine death, including four in long term care facilities.
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. NOTE: The Hotline has new hours, and is now available from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.
The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.
Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date
Table of all total cases and deaths, and those in long-term care (LTC) facilities, since March 11, 2020.
|County||Total Cases||Total Deaths||Total LTC Facility Cases||Total LTC Facility Deaths|
The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.
Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Deaths by Race
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. (Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and psychiatric or chemical dependency residential treatment centers.)
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