Mississippi goes over 1000 confirmed cases and 22 deaths, 7 nursing homes under investigation

The state of Mississippi Department of Health released the latest confirmed cases of COVID19 on Wednesday and the numbers went up.

Mississippi now has 1073 cases of the novel Coronavirus to go along with 22 deaths.

From MSDH:

CountyCasesDeaths
Adams11
Alcorn3
Amite41
Attala11
Benton4
Bolivar251
Calhoun3
Carroll2
Chickasaw15
Choctaw7
Claiborne1
Clarke5
Clay5
Coahoma22
Copiah9
Covington3
Desoto941
Forrest27
Franklin3
George4
Grenada3
Hancock201
Harrison491
Hinds109
Holmes162
Humphreys41
Itawamba4
Jackson52
Jasper1
Jefferson1
Jones6
Kemper1
Lafayette151
Lamar6
Lauderdale39
Lawrence5
Leake5
Lee251
Leflore201
Lincoln13
Lowndes11
Madison53
Marion6
Marshall15
Monroe7
Montgomery81
Neshoba5
Newton2
Noxubee3
Oktibbeha18
Panola81
Pearl River32
Perry51
Pike20
Pontotoc6
Prentiss4
Quitman4
Rankin481
Scott12
Sharkey2
Simpson3
Smith1
Sunflower121
Tallahatchie2
Tate11
Tippah282
Tishomingo1
Tunica131
Union3
Walthall7
Warren2
Washington22
Webster71
Wilkinson162
Winston9
Yalobusha6
Yazoo9
Total1,07322

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health 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 to quickly identify cases and respond effectively to limit this outbreak.

Long-Term Care Facilities

Long-term care 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 is considered an outbreak.

Outbreaks in long-term care facilities are currently under investigation in the following counties. Investigation includes identifying close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure.

  • Amite
  • Bolivar
  • Jackson
  • Lauderdale
  • Smith
  • Tunica
  • Warren

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