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Fayette man dies in Adams County of COVID-19 Tuesday; state reports more cases, deaths

FAYETTE — A Fayette man died in Natchez of COVID-19 on Tuesday afternoon, Adams County Coroner James Lee said.

Lee said Claude Carter, 69, was brought to Merit Health Natchez hospital where he succumbed to the disease at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

“This disease is still affecting Americans worldwide,” Lee said. “I really feel we must make personal choices as well as follow CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines until there is a vaccine available. COVID-19 is not gone.”

Also on Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 273 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new COVID-19 deaths.

Adams County now has 189 cases and 15 deaths due to COVID-19, with 40 of Adams County’s COVID-19 cases and eight deaths from long term care facilities.

Statewide 121 long term care facilities have active outbreaks.

The state now has 13,731 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 652 deaths.

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 189 15 40 8
Alcorn 14 1 0 0
Amite 53 1 8 1
Attala 277 14 79 13
Benton 15 0 1 0
Bolivar 142 11 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 114 10 45 8
Chickasaw 127 12 34 8
Choctaw 33 2 0 0
Claiborne 58 2 2 1
Clarke 135 17 17 7
Clay 101 3 0 0
Coahoma 108 3 0 0
Copiah 284 4 0 0
Covington 140 1 1 0
Desoto 485 6 15 2
Forrest 503 37 86 26
Franklin 27 2 2 1
George 20 1 0 0
Greene 8 1 0 0
Grenada 78 2 14 2
Hancock 88 11 9 3
Harrison 237 6 3 1
Hinds 904 24 78 13
Holmes 370 24 77 12
Humphreys 52 7 16 5
Itawamba 86 7 35 6
Jackson 296 13 40 4
Jasper 146 3 1 0
Jefferson 41 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 74 2 3 1
Jones 506 18 56 9
Kemper 132 10 28 6
Lafayette 126 4 38 1
Lamar 222 5 5 2
Lauderdale 689 56 181 37
Lawrence 97 1 1 0
Leake 389 10 1 0
Lee 113 5 14 1
Leflore 246 27 80 15
Lincoln 248 21 81 16
Lowndes 166 7 18 4
Madison 675 21 95 12
Marion 110 9 14 2
Marshall 71 3 2 0
Monroe 249 24 92 21
Montgomery 80 1 0 0
Neshoba 539 33 66 18
Newton 231 4 3 0
Noxubee 166 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 144 10 36 7
Panola 64 2 0 0
Pearl River 205 30 45 10
Perry 49 2 0 0
Pike 201 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 3 3 1
Prentiss 40 3 22 3
Quitman 24 0 0 0
Rankin 358 6 5 0
Scott 597 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 91 0 4 0
Smith 131 10 30 7
Stone 30 0 0 0
Sunflower 78 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 24 1 0 0
Tate 66 1 2 0
Tippah 71 11 0 0
Tishomingo 26 0 1 0
Tunica 50 3 12 2
Union 74 5 20 4
Walthall 50 0 0 0
Warren 158 7 36 5
Washington 159 5 7 1
Wayne 133 0 2 0
Webster 63 1 0 0
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 102 1 0 0
Yalobusha 84 5 25 5
Yazoo 221 2 10 0
Total 13,731 652 1,727 332