No new cases in Panola County reported in Monday update
Published 10:44 am Monday, April 6, 2020
Panola County has no new cases reported in the morning release of positive coronavirus infections in Mississippi. The county more than doubled from 8 to 17 Saturday to Sunday but had no change from Sunday to Monday.
Cases in counties surrounding Panola continue to grow.
Emergency Operations Director Daniel Cole reminded the Board of Supervisors in their regular Monday meeting that reported cases in the county will never go down because of the way the Mississippi State Department of Health keeps the records.
Even as coronavirus patients become well again, or in the worst cases die, their positive tests will always be part of the state’s numbers. With that in mind, observers will realize that several days of Panola County cases remaining the same or barely going up will mean the infection curve is flattening. A drop in reported cases is not needed to translate into fewer cases going forward.
|This morning MSDH is reporting 100 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and eight new deaths. Coronavirus cases have also been identified in three more long-term care facilities across the state. The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 1,738, with 51 deaths.
Total statewide COVID-19 testing figures as of April 5 are now also available. MSDH, the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and commercial laboratories have performed 20,370 tests of Mississippians since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak.
More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.
The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.
Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date
Outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCs)
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.
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