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Mississippi adds 181 COVID-19 cases and three deaths overnight

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COVID-19 Update

Mississippi COVID-19 cases jumped by 181 overnight with three more deaths reported.

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 1,358 cases of COVID-19 coronavirus and a total of 29 deaths as of 6 p.m. on April 2. Cases are reported each morning based on data submitted the previous day.

No new cases are reported in Warren County where the count stands at two. Neighboring Hinds County reported 139 cases, the highest number in the state. Neither county has reported any deaths.

Outbreaks in long-term care facilities, including rehabilitation and nursing homes, has increased to 28 across the state. One facility in Warren County is under investigation.

Long-term care facilities are considered high-risk environments due to the health and ages of the residents. Even one COVID-19 case in such a facility is reason for an MSDH investigation.

To date, no additional patients in the Warren County facility, which remains unnamed due to privacy concerns, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Of the 29 deaths reported to date in Mississippi, 25 have been people aged 60 and over, with 20 deaths in people over 70.

Thirty-one percent of all cases reported have been serious enough to require hospitalization, the highest rate of hospitalization in the nation, according to Mississippi Today.

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 health-care provider for instructions on safely being examined. Health-care providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.

At this time, only people with symptoms will be tested, and you must call ahead for pre-screening.

For a list of providers offering testing in Mississippi, click here.

For more information, visit the MSDH website or call the Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (available 24/7) at 877-978-6453.

Mississippi COVID-19 cases to date

County Cases Deaths LTC Outbreaks
Adams 14
Alcorn 6
Amite 5 1 1
Attala 14
Benton 5
Bolivar 32 1 1
Calhoun 4 1
Carroll 5
Chickasaw 15 2 1
Choctaw 7
Claiborne 1
Clarke 4
Clay 7
Coahoma 26
Copiah 11
Covington 4
Desoto 111 1
Forrest 30 1
Franklin 3
George 4
Grenada 4
Hancock 28 1 2
Harrison 69 1 1
Hinds 139 2
Holmes 16 1
Humphreys 4 1
Itawamba 3
Jackson 75 1 1
Jasper 3
Jefferson 1
Jones 8
Kemper 4
Lafayette 21 1
Lamar 9
Lauderdale 50 3
Lawrence 5
Leake 7
Lee 26 1
Leflore 21 1 1
Lincoln 14 1
Lowndes 12
Madison 65 1
Marion 5 1
Marshall 19 1
Monroe 12 1 1
Montgomery 10 1
Neshoba 5
Newton 4 1
Noxubee 5
Oktibbeha 23 1
Panola 8 1
Pearl River 41 1
Perry 11 1
Pike 21
Pontotoc 11 1
Prentiss 9 1
Quitman 4
Rankin 64 1
Scott 17
Sharkey 2
Simpson 5
Smith 6 1
Sunflower 13 1
Tallahatchie 2
Tate 13
Tippah 30 3
Tishomingo 1
Tunica 14 1 1
Union 5 1
Walthall 11
Warren 2 1
Washington 31
Wayne 1
Webster 8 1
Wilkinson 22 2
Winston 11
Yalobusha 7
Yazoo 13 1 1
Total 1,358 29 28

 

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