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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
Adams 242 18 43 10
Alcorn 47 1 1 0
Amite 81 2 12 2
Attala 341 23 89 19
Benton 25 0 1 0
Bolivar 233 13 24 4
Calhoun 108 4 23 4
Carroll 141 11 45 9
Chickasaw 217 18 36 11
Choctaw 68 3 0 0
Claiborne 200 10 43 8
Clarke 193 22 19 9
Clay 229 7 0 0
Coahoma 175 6 0 0
Copiah 528 12 29 3
Covington 253 5 1 0
Desoto 1091 15 18 4
Forrest 759 42 95 29
Franklin 32 2 3 1
George 60 3 1 0
Greene 75 5 30 3
Grenada 252 4 17 2
Hancock 112 13 8 4
Harrison 562 7 15 2
Hinds 1772 34 92 13
Holmes 501 39 98 19
Humphreys 107 9 18 6
Issaquena 2 0 0 0
Itawamba 112 8 34 7
Jackson 458 16 44 5
Jasper 221 6 0 0
Jefferson 69 3 1 0
Jefferson Davis 94 3 3 1
Jones 994 48 144 31
Kemper 170 13 37 9
Lafayette 303 4 42 1
Lamar 369 7 3 2
Lauderdale 864 78 193 49
Lawrence 140 1 0 0
Leake 520 17 3 0
Lee 429 15 61 9
Leflore 439 48 168 33
Lincoln 411 32 110 25
Lowndes 412 10 19 6
Madison 1082 31 120 16
Marion 215 10 15 2
Marshall 160 3 4 0
Monroe 328 28 94 24
Montgomery 110 2 0 0
Neshoba 922 63 77 25
Newton 325 8 4 0
Noxubee 234 7 15 3
Oktibbeha 448 21 110 16
Panola 221 5 2 1
Pearl River 232 32 47 12
Perry 56 4 0 0
Pike 321 11 21 6
Pontotoc 175 3 3 1
Prentiss 85 3 24 3
Quitman 56 0 0 0
Rankin 682 12 22 0
Scott 721 14 13 2
Sharkey 20 0 0 0
Simpson 187 2 2 0
Smith 199 11 52 8
Stone 48 1 0 0
Sunflower 209 6 0 0
Tallahatchie 85 1 2 0
Tate 221 5 17 3
Tippah 115 11 0 0
Tishomingo 58 1 2 0
Tunica 81 3 12 2
Union 150 8 20 7
Walthall 163 3 0 0
Warren 371 16 39 9
Washington 369 9 7 1
Wayne 461 9 17 1
Webster 124 10 52 9
Wilkinson 87 9 5 2
Winston 217 4 12 1
Yalobusha 141 7 35 7
Yazoo 426 6 19 2
Total 24,516 1,016 2,487 503

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

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 24,358 158 24,516
Deaths 999 17 1,016

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

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 24

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.