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Mississippi COVID-19 numbers continue sharp climb with Wednesday report

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 674 new cases of COVID-19 and 30 virus-related deaths in Mississippi on Tuesday.

MSDH reports 21 of the latest recorded deaths occurred between July 5 and July 7 and were only recently confirmed to have been COVID-19 related with death certificate reports.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 32,888 with 1,188 deaths.

Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers are surging each day in recent weeks.

“Please wear a mask,” said Gov. Tate Reeves during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. “Please protect your loved ones and stay at home as much as possible.”

Adams County’s numbers increased by 17 cases to 332 confirmed COVID-19 cases since Tuesday’s reported number of 315 in the county. Adams County’s death toll remains at 18 on Wednesday and local officials are reporting larger numbers of positive cases in the county in recent days.

On Monday, Adams County Emergency Management Agency Director Robert Bradford said Adams County had 69 active cases which is a sharp increase in active cases compared to earlier months of the pandemic when active cases averaged 20-25 at any given time.

Natchez Mayor and Board of Aldermen and Adams County Board of Supervisor members unanimously enacted mask resolutions for the city and county during a special joint meeting on Friday, requiring most people to wear a mask in public places where social distancing of 6 feet or more is not possible.

Statewide, MSDH reports 108 long-term care facilities such as nursing homes in the state now have active outbreaks and 41 new COVID-19 cases where an outbreak is defined as one or more cases among residents or staff.

There were 648 COVID-19 patients in Mississippi hospitals as of 6 p.m. Monday, which is up from 609 patients on Sunday.

Adams County has had a total of 332 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.

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 332 18 44 10
Alcorn 76 2 1 1
Amite 104 3 13 2
Attala 365 23 89 19
Benton 42 0 1 0
Bolivar 370 18 32 6
Calhoun 142 5 23 4
Carroll 171 11 45 9
Chickasaw 291 19 36 11
Choctaw 75 4 0 0
Claiborne 289 10 43 8
Clarke 211 25 19 9
Clay 251 11 1 1
Coahoma 213 6 0 0
Copiah 627 15 29 3
Covington 396 5 2 0
Desoto 1767 18 20 5
Forrest 927 43 95 29
Franklin 47 2 3 1
George 94 3 1 0
Greene 108 9 34 6
Grenada 522 7 42 4
Hancock 134 13 9 4
Harrison 1003 12 91 5
Hinds 2642 46 138 16
Holmes 570 41 98 20
Humphreys 156 9 18 6
Issaquena 10 1 0 0
Itawamba 140 8 34 7
Jackson 704 17 46 5
Jasper 266 6 1 0
Jefferson 114 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 114 4 3 1
Jones 1159 49 155 33
Kemper 179 14 38 9
Lafayette 419 4 42 1
Lamar 500 7 3 2
Lauderdale 937 81 202 52
Lawrence 189 2 0 0
Leake 598 20 3 0
Lee 575 21 64 14
Leflore 507 56 171 41
Lincoln 492 34 111 26
Lowndes 515 13 22 6
Madison 1355 36 135 18
Marion 308 12 15 2
Marshall 264 3 6 0
Monroe 431 35 99 29
Montgomery 143 2 0 0
Neshoba 1016 73 97 27
Newton 352 10 7 1
Noxubee 273 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 557 28 128 18
Panola 392 6 2 1
Pearl River 269 32 48 12
Perry 76 4 0 0
Pike 466 17 41 8
Pontotoc 316 6 3 1
Prentiss 111 3 24 3
Quitman 89 1 0 0
Rankin 999 15 33 0
Scott 785 15 14 2
Sharkey 40 0 1 0
Simpson 360 3 2 0
Smith 234 12 52 8
Stone 72 2 2 1
Sunflower 436 8 1 0
Tallahatchie 156 4 3 1
Tate 319 12 28 8
Tippah 142 11 0 0
Tishomingo 91 1 2 0
Tunica 115 3 12 2
Union 233 11 20 8
Walthall 208 7 2 1
Warren 540 20 39 9
Washington 626 10 9 1
Wayne 551 16 27 2
Webster 128 11 52 10
Wilkinson 94 9 5 2
Winston 282 10 32 7
Yalobusha 183 8 35 7
Yazoo 533 6 20 2
Total 32,888 1,188 2,833 570

 

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