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State reports 653 new virus cases, 9 deaths Wednesday

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 653 new cases of COVID-19 and 9 virus-related deaths in Mississippi on Wednesday.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 27,900 with 1,082 deaths.

MSDH reports 98 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.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized with the disease continues to climb, MSDH data shows.

There were 579 COVID-19 patients in Mississippi hospitals as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, which is up from 560 patients on Monday.

MSDH reported 4 new virus cases in Adam’s County on Wednesday and no new deaths. Adams County has a total of 267 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 267 18 44 10
Alcorn 56 1 1 0
Amite 82 2 12 2
Attala 352 23 89 19
Benton 27 0 1 0
Bolivar 277 13 28 4
Calhoun 124 4 23 4
Carroll 160 11 45 9
Chickasaw 259 18 36 11
Choctaw 71 4 0 0
Claiborne 236 10 43 8
Clarke 201 24 19 9
Clay 242 10 0 0
Coahoma 186 6 0 0
Copiah 566 15 29 3
Covington 302 5 1 0
Desoto 1373 16 18 5
Forrest 814 42 95 29
Franklin 38 2 3 1
George 74 3 1 0
Greene 92 7 34 5
Grenada 380 5 21 2
Hancock 120 13 8 4
Harrison 744 8 54 3
Hinds 2152 39 133 14
Holmes 527 41 98 20
Humphreys 123 9 18 6
Issaquena 7 1 0 0
Itawamba 127 8 34 7
Jackson 533 16 44 5
Jasper 250 6 0 0
Jefferson 92 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 106 4 3 1
Jones 1069 49 144 32
Kemper 176 14 38 9
Lafayette 352 4 42 1
Lamar 419 7 3 2
Lauderdale 882 78 201 51
Lawrence 159 1 0 0
Leake 548 19 3 0
Lee 493 16 61 10
Leflore 472 49 168 34
Lincoln 435 34 111 26
Lowndes 453 11 21 6
Madison 1222 34 134 18
Marion 248 11 15 2
Marshall 201 3 4 0
Monroe 367 29 95 24
Montgomery 122 2 0 0
Neshoba 960 69 90 27
Newton 328 9 5 0
Noxubee 245 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 486 24 111 18
Panola 270 6 2 1
Pearl River 244 32 47 12
Perry 61 4 0 0
Pike 367 12 27 6
Pontotoc 247 6 3 1
Prentiss 98 3 24 3
Quitman 68 0 0 0
Rankin 841 12 27 0
Scott 750 15 13 2
Sharkey 24 0 0 0
Simpson 230 3 2 0
Smith 206 11 52 8
Stone 52 1 0 0
Sunflower 306 6 0 0
Tallahatchie 104 3 3 1
Tate 257 7 22 5
Tippah 123 11 0 0
Tishomingo 68 1 2 0
Tunica 89 3 12 2
Union 175 9 20 8
Walthall 172 4 0 0
Warren 443 17 39 9
Washington 496 9 8 1
Wayne 521 12 26 2
Webster 123 10 52 9
Wilkinson 91 9 5 2
Winston 243 5 28 2
Yalobusha 161 7 35 7
Yazoo 473 6 19 2
Total 27,900 1,082 2,664 527

 

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