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Adams County reports another COVID-19 death, state’s death toll increases by 12

NATCHEZ — Adams County officials reported another COVID-19-related death early Saturday morning.

Adams County Coroner James Lee said an 87-year-old white man who was in a rehabilitation facility died with the disease just after midnight Saturday.

“This virus continues to contribute to the death of our vulnerable adults because they cannot fight off the virus with underlying health problems and advanced age,” Lee said. “My deepest condolences to this family. I think we all should re-think our positions when it comes to COVID-19. It’s not over by a long shot.”

A 71-year-old female resident of a nursing home in Adams County also succumbed to the disease Friday morning, Lee said.

On Saturday, Mississippi State Department of Health’s reported death toll in Adams County remains unchanged since the two deaths reported by local officials and will be updated once the state confirms recent reports from the Adams County coroner.

MSDH reports the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Adams County stands at 158 with 11 COVID-19-related deaths. Five deaths and 39 cases were patients in long-term care facilities in the county.

On Saturday MSDH reported 228 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 12 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 9,328 with 421 deaths.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized with the virus as of 6 p.m. Friday has increased by one since Thursday to 436 patients.

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 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

 

Cases and Deaths by County

Totals of all reported cases since March 11, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 158 11 39 5
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 34 0 1 0
Attala 191 4 60 4
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 119 8 16 2
Calhoun 57 4 23 4
Carroll 101 4 44 3
Chickasaw 92 10 25 6
Choctaw 15 2 0 0
Claiborne 41 0 0 0
Clarke 79 7 12 3
Clay 65 3 0 0
Coahoma 71 3 * 0 0
Copiah 157 1 1 0
Covington 89 1 1 1
Desoto 333 5 1 1
Forrest 309 21 39 10
Franklin 17 1 0 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 47 2 14 2
Hancock 73 10 6 3
Harrison 198 6 1 1
Hinds 663 15 51 9
Holmes 206 18 29 7
Humphreys 30 4 7 2
Itawamba 68 6 33 5
Jackson 275 11 39 2
Jasper 86 2 0 0
Jefferson 30 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 53 1 2 0
Jones 243 5 21 1
Kemper 91 6 23 4
Lafayette 98 3 36 0
Lamar 145 4 3 2
Lauderdale 471 42 115 26
Lawrence 64 0 1 0
Leake 299 2 0 0
Lee 78 4 5 0
Leflore 185 18 44 8
Lincoln 184 13 * 64 9
Lowndes 79 3 7 2
Madison 422 12 45 9
Marion 83 7 14 2
Marshall 55 2 0 0
Monroe 200 20 92 18
Montgomery 67 1 0 0
Neshoba 307 13 31 5
Newton 137 1 1 0
Noxubee 102 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 86 4 22 3
Panola 43 2 0 0
Pearl River 190 24 42 6
Perry 34 1 0 0
Pike 168 10 14 5
Pontotoc 24 2 4 0
Prentiss 35 2 21 2
Quitman 16 0 0 0
Rankin 248 6 6 0
Scott 454 6 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 61 0 2 0
Smith 100 6 26 3
Stone 24 0 0 0
Sunflower 63 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 50 0 1 0
Tippah 65 11 0 0
Tishomingo 10 0 1 0
Tunica 38 2 12 2
Union 48 3 13 2
Walthall 37 0 0 0
Warren 98 2 11 0
Washington 82 3 4 1
Wayne 27 0 2 0
Webster 21 1 0 0
Wilkinson 75 9 5 2
Winston 61 0 0 0
Yalobusha 30 0 0 0
Yazoo 162 2 1 0
Total 9,378 421 1,152 185

* One death that was previously reported in Copiah County has been corrected to Lincoln County.

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about a 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.)

Mississippi Cases and Deaths Tables

Mississippi COVID-19 Map and Charts

Data Overviews as of May 8

Our state case map and other data charts are also available in interactive form.

The charts below are based on available data at the time of publication. Charts do not include cases where insufficient details of the case are known.