State reports 1,092 new virus cases Thursday
NATCHEZ — On Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported the state’s greatest spike in newly recorded COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period with 1,092 new cases statewide and five new virus-related deaths.
The state’s total number presumptive and confirmed of COVID-19 cases since March now stands at 24,516 with a total of 1,016 COVID-19 related deaths.
MSDH reported 50 new cases and 86 active outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the state. One or more cases among residents or staff of a long-term care facility count as an outbreak.
MSDH data also shows the number of Mississippians hospitalized with the virus has steadily risen since June 20.
MSDH reported 536 Mississippians with confirmed COVID-19 infection were hospitalized with the disease as well as 219 Mississippians with suspected COVID-19 infection as of 6 p.m. Wednesday.
In Adams County, eight new virus cases and no new deaths were reported Thursday.
Adams County has reported a total of 242 cases and 18 deaths since March 11 along with 43 long-term care facility cases, 10 of which resulted in death.
Neifa Hardy of Adams County Emergency Management said there were a total 12 active virus cases in the county as of Wednesday, which doesn’t include new cases reported on Thursday or individuals who have recovered as of Thursday.
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|
The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.
Mississippi investigates and reports both probable and confirmed cases and deaths according to the CSTE case definition.
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 a 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
- Mississippi COVID-19 cases by county, race and ethnicity PDF
- Mississippi COVID-19 deaths by county, race and ethnicity PDF
- Mississippi counties ranked by weekly cases and incidence
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.
- Mississippi COVID-19 cases and deaths in long-term care facilities PDF
Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living homes, and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disability (ICF-IID)
- Mississippi COVID-19 cases and deaths in residential care facilities PDF
Residential care facilities include psychiatric or chemical dependency residential treatment centers and long-term acute care facilities.
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 long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 outbreaks PDF
June 19, 2020
Mississippi COVID-19 Map and Charts
Data Summaries as of June 24
Our state case map and other data charts are also available in interactive form.
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- View interactive epidemiological trend and syndromic surveillance
- View interactive hospitalization chart
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.