Mississippi goes over 3000 COVID19 cases and 100 deaths

The MSDH released the latest date on the COVID19 disease on Tuesday morning and it shows the state now has over 3000 cases and over 100 deaths.

The state is also reporting 60 nursing home outbreaks.

From the MSDH:

Cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified in U.S. states and in Mississippi. This is a rapidly changing situation that is continually being monitored by the CDC and MSDH as new cases are identified.

Mississippians are advised to take health precautions to prevent the transmission of disease, and stay in touch for the latest information on the situation in Mississippi.

Long-term care (LTC) 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 among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. The number of LTC facilities with outbreaks are shown for each county in the table below.

CountyCasesDeathsLTCs with Outbreaks
Adams6212
Alcorn7
Amite1411
Attala22
Benton5
Bolivar6942
Calhoun2511
Carroll8
Chickasaw3221
Choctaw111
Claiborne6
Clarke1512
Clay20
Coahoma391
Copiah31
Covington15
Desoto18821
Forrest11422
Franklin10
George10
Greene2
Grenada13
Hancock4652
Harrison12152
Hinds26324
Holmes473
Humphreys1111
Itawamba91
Jackson15752
Jasper14
Jefferson41
Jefferson Davis61
Jones403
Kemper14
Lafayette332
Lamar461
Lauderdale156114
Lawrence7
Leake321
Lee464
Leflore5262
Lincoln5642
Lowndes251
Madison10833
Marion251
Marshall342
Monroe3822
Montgomery151
Neshoba331
Newton141
Noxubee6
Oktibbeha3712
Panola262
Pearl River9382
Perry201
Pike6211
Pontotoc152
Prentiss141
Quitman12
Rankin1052
Scott621
Sharkey3
Simpson71
Smith3011
Stone14
Sunflower412
Tallahatchie4
Tate25
Tippah4561
Tishomingo2
Tunica2311
Union811
Walthall22
Warren141
Washington5722
Wayne9
Webster141
Wilkinson4931
Winston20
Yalobusha14
Yazoo641
Total3,08711160

The MSDH Public Health Laboratory, its partners, and private providers are testing statewide for COVID-19.

Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.

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