60 new cases of COVID19, 24% are hospitalized, other stats

New stats were released by the MSDH on Saturday and it goes more in depth on the Coronavirus outbreak.

According to the MSDH, there were 60 new cases in the state, brining the total to 140 in the state, a 75% increase overnight.

According to their data, 40-49 year olds are the largest group affected so far at 27. 24 18-29 year olds are affected

There have been more females to test positive thus far while nearly a quarter of all cases have required hospitalization.

From MSDH, here are the new cases:

CountyCasesDeaths
Attala10
Clay10
Coahoma20
De Soto90
Forrest10
Franklin10
George10
Grenada10
Hancock10
Harrison20
Hinds70
Itawamba30
Jackson20
Lafayette10
Leake10
Lee40
Lincoln10
Lowndes40
Madison40
Marshall10
Panola10
Pearl River20
Pike10
Rankin40
Simpson10
Tunica10
Union10
Washington10
Total600

Here are the total cases:

CountyCasesDeaths
Adams10
Attala10
Bolivar20
Clay10
Coahoma50
Copiah20
DeSoto130
Forrest50
Franklin20
George10
Grenada10
Hancock41
Harrison100
Hinds140
Holmes30
Humphreys10
Itawamba30
Jackson50
Jones10
Lafayette20
Lawrence10
Leake10
Lee50
Leflore70
Lincoln10
Lowndes40
Madison70
Marshall20
Monroe20
Panola10
Pearl River90
Perry10
Pike20
Rankin70
Simpson10
Smith10
Tippah30
Tunica10
Union10
Walthall10
Washington10
Webster10
Wilkinson10
Winston10
Yazoo10
Total1401

“The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continue to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by the novel (new) coronavirus COVID-19, and are working to limit the spread of cases nationally and in Mississippi. MSDH is actively working with doctors and hospitals on responding safely and effectively to COVID-19.

The MSDH Public Health Laboratory is testing samples submitted by Mississippi physicians and healthcare providers around the state in cases where COVID-19 is determined to be a risk. Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should call their doctor or healthcare provider for instructions on safely being examined. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.

The Mississippi State Department of Health is aggressively responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. With other state agencies, it has activated emergency operations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi.

Other steps that MSDH is taking include:

  • Surveillance: Increasing surveillance (monitoring) activities to identify cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible and to limit person-to-person transmission.
  • Testing: Making COVID-19 testing available for healthcare providers through the MSDH Public Health Laboratory.
  • Planning: Working directly with hospitals and healthcare providers across the state to plan for possible cases of COVID-19, preparing them to identify and safely treat cases.
  • Readiness: Assessing statewide hospital capacities, ensuring the capacity of the MSDH Public Health Laboratory for COVID-19 testing, and informing all Mississippi healthcare providers about procedures for identifying and testing for coronavirus cases.
  • Information: Providing guidance to business, education and other entities on how to respond to the possible spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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