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Tuesday update: Mississippi’s virus cases, hospitalizations continue to rise

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 680 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 virus-related deaths in Mississippi on Tuesday.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 27,247 with 1,073 deaths.

MSDH reports 95 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 560 COVID-19 patients in Mississippi hospitals as of 6 p.m. Monday, which is up from 513 patients on Sunday.

MSDH reported 10 new virus cases in Adam’s County on Wednesday and no new deaths. Adams County has a total of 263 confirmed virus cases and 18 virus-related deaths reported since March 11. Of those cases, 44 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 263 18 44 10
Alcorn 55 1 1 0
Amite 81 2 12 2
Attala 350 23 89 19
Benton 27 0 1 0
Bolivar 261 13 28 4
Calhoun 119 4 23 4
Carroll 157 11 45 9
Chickasaw 254 18 36 11
Choctaw 71 4 0 0
Claiborne 228 10 43 8
Clarke 198 24 19 9
Clay 240 10 0 0
Coahoma 183 6 0 0
Copiah 562 14 29 3
Covington 290 5 1 0
Desoto 1311 15 18 4
Forrest 798 42 95 29
Franklin 38 2 3 1
George 73 3 1 0
Greene 91 7 34 5
Grenada 367 5 21 2
Hancock 120 13 8 4
Harrison 719 8 22 2
Hinds 2111 39 130 14
Holmes 520 40 98 20
Humphreys 120 9 18 6
Issaquena 6 1 0 0
Itawamba 122 8 34 7
Jackson 505 16 43 5
Jasper 245 6 0 0
Jefferson 84 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 103 4 3 1
Jones 1061 49 144 32
Kemper 174 13 38 9
Lafayette 339 4 42 1
Lamar 407 7 3 2
Lauderdale 879 78 201 51
Lawrence 154 1 0 0
Leake 547 19 3 0
Lee 477 16 61 10
Leflore 469 48 168 33
Lincoln 434 34 111 26
Lowndes 444 11 21 6
Madison 1206 34 133 18
Marion 240 11 15 2
Marshall 196 3 4 0
Monroe 355 29 94 24
Montgomery 116 2 0 0
Neshoba 952 68 86 26
Newton 328 9 4 0
Noxubee 245 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 483 24 111 18
Panola 254 6 2 1
Pearl River 239 32 47 12
Perry 59 4 0 0
Pike 356 12 27 6
Pontotoc 231 4 3 1
Prentiss 97 3 24 3
Quitman 67 0 0 0
Rankin 816 12 27 0
Scott 742 15 13 2
Sharkey 24 0 0 0
Simpson 218 3 2 0
Smith 204 11 52 8
Stone 51 1 0 0
Sunflower 280 6 0 0
Tallahatchie 94 3 2 1
Tate 245 7 18 5
Tippah 121 11 0 0
Tishomingo 65 1 2 0
Tunica 89 3 12 2
Union 172 9 20 8
Walthall 169 4 0 0
Warren 425 17 39 9
Washington 465 9 8 1
Wayne 515 11 23 2
Webster 123 10 52 9
Wilkinson 89 9 5 2
Winston 240 5 25 2
Yalobusha 152 7 35 7
Yazoo 467 6 19 2
Total 27,247 1,073 2,610 523