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