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Panola positive cases remain at 8; long-term care facilities added to report

Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date

Panola County is reporting the same number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the third straight day. Dozens of testing samples for coronavirus are still at labs with hospital and county officials awaiting their return.

The Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,358 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state, which brings the total number of Coast residents diagnosed with the virus to 217.

Statewide, 181 new cases and three new deaths were reported Friday.

In all, 29 Mississippi residents have died as a result of the virus as of April 2, 2020, according to MSDH. In addition to the Jackson County death reported Thursday, one person has also died in Harrison County and another in Hancock County.

Total tested to date:    107

Total resulted to date:  35 (3 Positive/32 Negative)

Total pending to date:  72

Total tested 4-2-20:        3

Total triaged 4-2-20:      4

 

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. Counties with active LTC outbreaks are shown in the table below.

Those numbers break down for each county as follows:

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

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.