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Wednesday update: State reports 526 new virus cases, 22 deaths

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 526 new cases of COVID-19 and 22 virus-related deaths in Mississippi on Wednesday.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 23,424 with 1,011 deaths.

MSDH reports 84 long-term care facilities such as nursing homes in the state now have active outbreaks where an outbreak is defined as one or more cases among residents or staff.

There were 523 COVID-19 patients in Mississippi hospitals as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, which is up from 489 patients on Monday.

MSDH reported one new virus case in Adam’s County on Wednesday and no new deaths. Adams County has a total of 234 confirmed virus cases and 18 virus-related deaths reported since March 11. Of those cases, 43 were residents of long-term care facilities in Adams County and 10 residents of long-term care facilities died with the disease.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus and statewide testing locations, 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 234 18 43 10
Alcorn 41 1 1 0
Amite 79 2 12 2
Attala 338 23 89 19
Benton 22 0 1 0
Bolivar 230 13 24 4
Calhoun 100 4 23 4
Carroll 138 11 45 9
Chickasaw 203 18 36 11
Choctaw 67 3 0 0
Claiborne 180 9 43 8
Clarke 190 22 20 9
Clay 222 7 0 0
Coahoma 167 6 0 0
Copiah 503 12 15 3
Covington 248 5 1 0
Desoto 990 15 18 4
Forrest 742 42 95 29
Franklin 32 2 3 1
George 58 3 1 0
Greene 71 5 30 3
Grenada 226 4 17 2
Hancock 106 13 8 4
Harrison 514 7 15 2
Hinds 1646 34 91 13
Holmes 496 39 98 19
Humphreys 101 9 18 6
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 112 8 34 7
Jackson 439 16 38 5
Jasper 218 6 0 0
Jefferson 65 3 1 0
Jefferson Davis 93 3 3 1
Jones 965 48 143 31
Kemper 169 13 37 9
Lafayette 289 4 42 1
Lamar 355 7 3 2
Lauderdale 856 78 190 49
Lawrence 135 1 0 0
Leake 510 17 3 0
Lee 403 15 60 9
Leflore 434 48 168 33
Lincoln 396 32 110 25
Lowndes 399 10 19 6
Madison 1034 31 110 16
Marion 203 10 15 2
Marshall 148 3 4 0
Monroe 318 28 94 24
Montgomery 107 2 0 0
Neshoba 916 62 75 24
Newton 326 8 4 0
Noxubee 227 7 15 3
Oktibbeha 431 20 109 16
Panola 204 5 1 1
Pearl River 228 32 47 12
Perry 56 4 0 0
Pike 298 11 20 6
Pontotoc 156 3 3 1
Prentiss 81 3 24 3
Quitman 49 0 0 0
Rankin 636 12 20 0
Scott 709 14 13 2
Sharkey 18 0 0 0
Simpson 177 2 2 0
Smith 192 11 52 8
Stone 44 1 0 0
Sunflower 189 6 0 0
Tallahatchie 72 1 2 0
Tate 211 5 14 3
Tippah 109 11 0 0
Tishomingo 55 1 2 0
Tunica 78 3 12 2
Union 138 8 19 7
Walthall 147 3 0 0
Warren 358 15 39 9
Washington 329 9 7 1
Wayne 446 8 17 0
Webster 124 10 52 9
Wilkinson 86 9 5 2
Winston 194 4 8 1
Yalobusha 136 7 35 7
Yazoo 412 6 19 2
Total 23,424 1,011 2,437 501

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

Case Classifications

Mississippi investigates and reports both probable and confirmed cases and deaths according to the CSTE case definition.

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 23,268 156 23,424
Deaths 994 17 1,011

Confirmed cases and deaths are generally determined by positive PCR tests, which detect the presence of ongoing coronavirus infection.

Probable cases are those who test positive by other testing methods such as antibody or antigen, and have recent symptoms consistent with COVID-19, indicating recent infection.

Probable deaths are those individuals with a designation of COVID-19 as a cause of death on the death certificate, but where no confirmatory testing was performed.

Mississippi Cases and Deaths Tables

Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Outbreaks

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. Residential care facilities also represent group living facilities where COVID-19 can be easily spread.

Active Outbreaks

The table of active outbreaks lists all facilities that have reported a current COVID-19 outbreak. Resident and employee totals are for those cases associated with the current outbreak only. The reported deaths are those which have occurred only among the cases in the current outbreak.

Mississippi COVID-19 Map and Charts

Data Summaries as of June 23

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.