State reports more COVID-19 cases, deaths on Friday
The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported 318 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 13 new deaths (two of which were identified through death certificate reports from May 4-5). Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 10,801, with 493 deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has risen to 422.
Adams County now has 166 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 39 of which were reported in long term care facilities and 15 COVID-19 deaths, eight of which were in long term care facilities.
Seventy one of the new statewide cases reported Friday were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 111 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
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.
The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.
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|
|Jefferson Davis||67||2 *||3||1|
* Note: One death that was previously reported from Covington County has been corrected to Jefferson Davis County.
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.)