Less than a week ago an Emergency Declaration was announced by the President of the United States, as well as our Governor Tate Reeves. In light of that the Mississippi State Department of Health is actively working to respond to the COVID-19 emergency.

MSDH officials have recommended that individuals practice social distancing and people do not gather in groups more than 10. Schools, businesses and even state legislature have shut down for the time being in an attempt to “flatten the curve.”

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Those succumbing to the virus are primarily the elderly (over 65), or individuals with an underlying condition.

According to the CDC reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

If you believe you might have contracted the Coronavirus it is recommended that you quarantine yourself and contact your health care provider to be tested.

June 29, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

June 28, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

361 new cases reported on Sunday with an additional 6 deaths in the state. There are currently 87 outbreaks in long term care facilities.

June 24, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were a total of 550 new cases reported in Mississippi today with 6 additional deaths. The current long term care facility outbreaks are at 87.

June 23, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were a reported 611 new cases of COVID-19 today and 11 new deaths. Outbreaks within long term care facilities have risen again to 82.

June 22, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Between June 17 and June 22 there were a total of 1,646 cases and 40 additional deaths reported in the state of Mississippi due to COVID-19. That is an average of 329 deaths per day. There are currently 76 outbreaks within longterm care facilities.

June 17, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

489 cases were reported on Wednesday with an additional 23 deaths. 16 of those deaths however were late reported death certificates. Mississippi’s total cases have reached over 20,000 with 938 deaths.

June 16, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were 353 new reported cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi with 20 more deaths. The total long term care facility outbreaks are now at 80.

June 15, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

283 more cases were reported on Monday with 4 new deaths in the state. There are currently 83 outbreaks in long term care facilities.

So far, Mississippi has seen 19,516 cases since reporting began in March with 891 deaths. Over 77 percent of individuals who were diagnosed with COVID did not require hospitalization.

June 14, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Total number of cases reported on Sunday were 168 across the state with 2 additional deaths. Outbreaks within long term care facilities have decreased to 86.

June 11 and 12, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

Due to technical difficulties the updates for Thursday and Friday were joined together for a total of 608 cases and 13 additional deaths.

June 10, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Today there were 374 new COVID-19 cases in the state with 21 additional deaths. Four of those deaths were late death certificate reports. The states total case count is now at 18,483 with 868 deaths.

June 9, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

A total of 341 deaths were reported in the state Tuesday with 10 new deaths. There are now 106 reported outbreaks within long term care facilities.

June 8, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

On Monday there was an elevated number of Coronavirus cases in the state of Mississippi at 498 with 20 additional deaths. 9 of those new deaths were late reporting from the month of May.

June 7, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Over the weekend there were an additional 236 cases reported on Sunday with 6 deaths. The total long term care facility outbreaks were at 113. The total number of cases for the state is at 17,270 with 817 deaths.

June 3, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were an additional 302 cases of COVID-19 reported in Mississippi today. There were also 15 more deaths. The current total of longterm care facility outbreaks is now at 126.

June 2, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were 268 reported cases today and 28 additional deaths. 10 of those deaths were late reported death certificates from the month of May. Outbreaks in longterm care facilities have come down to 127.

June 1, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The state saw an additional 251 cases of COVID-19 with 5 more deaths on Monday. The total longterm care facility outbreak is up to 136.

There have been 15,752 cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi with a total of 739 deaths since March reporting numbers began. Medical officials say that somewhere around 11,203 people have recovered from the virus and over 183,000 tests have been done.

May 29, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Mississippi saw higher numbers as reports of COVID-19 cases came in Friday. Today there were a reported 418 new cases and 17 additional deaths.

May 28, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were a total of 323 more cases reported today and an additional 23 deaths. That brings the state’s totals to 14,372 cases with 693 deaths. Over 9,000 people are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19 and over 163,000 people have been tested.

May 27, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

313 more cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday. There were also an additional 18 deaths. The total long term care facility outbreak has risen to 123.

May 26, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were a reported 273 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday and an additional 17 deaths. There are currently 121 long term care facility outbreaks in the state.

May 21, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Another 255 new cases of COVID-19 were reported today in Mississippi with an additional 10 deaths from the virus. Long term care facility outbreaks are back up to 98 across the state.

May 20, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

A total of 263 cases were reported today and an additional 16 deaths due to the coronavirus in Mississippi. The count of outbreaks within long term care facilities has decreased to 87.

May 19, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Today there were a reported 272 new cases of COVID-19. There were also an additional 27 deaths. Outbreaks in long term care facilities remain at 98.

The MSDH has also confirmed the first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). The case was in a child in Central Mississippi who tested positive for COVID-19 has been discharged from the hospital. MSDH is also investigating other suspected cases. 

MIS-C in an inflammatory illness found in children under 18 years of age and may be associated with previous COVID-19 infection. The illness is rare and not contagious.

“This is a reminder that while the number of COVID-19 cases in children has been relatively low, the virus can still cause severe illness in children. This syndrome presents itself post-COVID-19 infection,” said Dobbs.

May 18, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Today there were a reported 136 new cases of COVID-19 with 7 more deaths. The number of outbreaks within long term care facilities has gone down to 98.

May 17, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

There were a total of 173 new cases of COVID-19 reported with 11 more deaths. There are currently 101 long term care facility outbreaks.

That brings the state’s total case count to 11,296 with 521 deaths. An estimated 6,268 people have recovered and nearly 115,000 people have been tested for the virus.

May 15, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Reported cases today total 318. There have been an additional 13 deaths, two were from previous death certificates. A total of 1,416 long term care facility cases with 231 deaths there.

May 14, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The MSDH reported 393 cases today with an additional 15 deaths. That is up from the last few days of lower numbers. The death toll for the state is now at 480 with 204 coming from long term care facilities.

May 13, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

With today, Mississippi officially has over 10,000 reported cases of COVID-19. Today’s numbers showed an increase of 182 reported cases with 8 more deaths. There have been a total of 465 deaths.

May 12, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Cases have increased since the low numbers the past few days. Today 234 more cases were reported with 22 additional deaths. However, 7 of those deaths were from late reporting death certificates.

208 deaths have been reported from long term care facilities.

May 11, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were another 5 deaths reported today. They were located in Adams, Itawamba, Lauderdale, Leake and Neshoba Counties. That brings the state’s total to 435 deaths. Another 173 cases were reported, the total is now at 9,674 cases.

Approximately 6,268 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19 and over 95,000 people have been tested.

May 10, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Total cases reported on May 10 were 123 with an additional 9 deaths. The states totals now come to 9,501 cases and 430 deaths. 191 of those deaths have occurred in long term care facilities.

May 7, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

A record amount of cases reported today at 404. There were also another 13 deaths caused by COVID-19. That brings the state’s total number of cases to 8,868 and the death toll to 396. The MSDH has also begun reporting deaths based on race and ethnicity.

There have been over 80,000 tests done in Mississippi to screen for the Coronavirus. The majority of cases are still central to the state’s capitol and surrounding areas. There is also a high volume on the coast. There are still no deaths reported among children and the majority of deaths are between those ages 70 to 80 years old.

May 6, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

Today another 32 deaths were reported, four of with five coming from vital records reports. There were 217 more reported cases of COVID-19. The states total cases are now at 8,424 and the death toll has risen to 374.

An estimated over 80,000 tests have been done Mississippi and they believe over 4,421 people have recovered from the virus.

May 5, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Numbers were higher today than we’ve seen since the pandemic began. The MSDH reported 32 more deaths in the state and 339 new cases. The total of cases has now reached 8,207 and the deaths have come to 342. 

The majority of cases are currently coming from the Central Mississippi Area with some significance on the coast as well. Hospitalizations have also increased in the last few days.

May 4, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

On Monday there were a reported 327 more cases in the state with 7 more deaths in the state due to COVID-19. The state’s total cases have now increased to 7,877 with 310 deaths.

The Mississippi State Health Department estimates that 4,421 people have recovered from the virus in the state since March 11.

May 3, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

On Sunday there were a reported 109 new cases of COVID-19 with 12 more deaths. New totals come to 7,550 confirmed cases and 303 deaths. 123 of those deaths have taken place in long term care facilities.

May 1, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

A report of 397 cases were confirmed today, the highest number in Mississippi during the COVID-19 pandemic. There were also 20 deaths reported, with the disclaimer that 11 of those deaths were between March 29 and April 16 as a result of investigations into death certificates. The total number of cases in Mississippi have now reached 7,212 with a total of 281 deaths.

There have also been a reported 110 individuals die within long term care facilities.

April 30, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Today’s report showed 11 more deaths, bringing the total to 261 and 246 reported cases bringing total confirmed cases to 6,815. The updated numbers for cases in long term care facilities were not available today.

Roughly 77 percent of individuals diagnosed with the virus have not required hospitalization. 3,413 are presumed recovered.

April 29, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

227 more cases of COVID-19 were reported on Wednesday, there were also 11 more deaths. That brings the state’s total cases since March to 6,596 individuals and 250 deaths.

The MSDH is also now providing the numbers of those who have recovered from the Coronavirus. So far 3,413 Mississippians have recovered from the virus. Just over 66,000 individuals have been tested in the state for the virus.

 

April 28, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Today there were reports of 248 people testing positive for COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 6,342 cases. There were also 10 more deaths which now come to 239 people.

April 27, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There has been a report of 2 more deaths related to COVID-19 in Mississippi with 183 more reported cases. That’s three days of lower numbers reported than we saw last week during the “peak” week. Total deaths are now to 229 with 6,094 cases reported.

There are currently 679 reported cases within long term care facilities across the state.

Most deaths are occurring in individuals ages 70 to 80. There have been no reports of children dying of COVID-19 in Mississippi thus far. Over 76% of those who are diagnosed with the virus do not require hospitalization.

Monday also marked the end of the statewide shelter-in-place order and the beginning of a safer-at-home order. This will allow retailers to reopen, some non-emergency surgeries to resume again but will not allow restaurants to open to dine in services or salons to resume business.

April 26, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

There were 6 new deaths reported today in Mississippi bringing the state’s total to 227. The total amount of reported cases has now reached 5,911 and increased by 193 on Sunday.

April 24, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Today there were a reported 281 increase in reported cases, bringing the total now to 5,434. The death toll rose to 209, increasing by 8.

April 23, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Deaths due to Coronavirus are up to 201 an increase of 8 since Wednesday. There were also 259 new reported cases bringing the states total to 5,153. In total 515 of these cases come from long term care facilities.

Currently there are 945 individualized receiving hospitalized care for the virus.

April 22, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

Today’s numbers are lower than previous days in regards to confirmed cases and deaths. The total number of confirmed cases in Mississippi are now up to 4,894, thats 178 more than yesterday. The death toll has risen by 10 to 193. 

April 21, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

The death toll in Mississippi from the Coronavirus has reached 183 people. That is an increase of 14 from Monday. 204 new cases have been reported which brings the number now to 4,716 cases of COVID-19 in the state.

The number of outbreaks in long term care facilities is now at 79.

April 20, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The death toll from COVID-19 has risen by 10 to 169 in Mississippi. There were also another 238 reported cases by Monday the 20th. That brings the total reported cases to 4,512 in the state out of over 51,000 people that have been tested for the virus. There are currently 77 reports of outbreaks in longterm care facilities.

The breakdown of deaths is: 107 African Americans, 61 Caucasians, and 1 listed as other.

The majority of people infected are reporting an underlying condition. The most prevalent throughout the reports were those who had something with a cardiovascular disease, hypertension, or diabetes. Most deaths are occurring among people 70 to 80 years of age.

Over 70% of people in Mississippi that contract the virus do not require hospitalization.

April 19, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

An increase of 300 cases were reported on Sunday. There were also seven more deaths in Mississippi due to the Coronavirus bringing the weekends total to 159 during what was expected to be the state’s peak weekend.

April 16, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The death count has increased by seven today, bringing Mississippi’s total to 129. There have also been 264 new reported cases of COVID-19 with the total now at 3,624 cases of the virus.

There are currently 87 children, or people under the age of 18, who have been diagnosed with the virus. There are 682 people who are being treated for the virus in the hospital, 19 of those are children.

April 15, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

11 more people have died in Mississippi due to the Coronavirus. That has now brought the total to 122 deaths in the state. The amount of confirmed cases has increased by 273 up to 3,360. There are now 66 reported long term care facility outbreaks.

The virus is impacting people of all ages, but mostly those between the ages of 40 to 70. The majority of deaths however have occurred between those ages 70-80.

April 14, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The death toll from COVID-19 has increased by 13 bringing Mississippi’s total to 111 deaths across the state. A total of 3,087 people have been reported infected by the virus, which is 145 more since Monday.

There are also now a reported 60 long term care facility outbreaks. Currently 70 percent of cases doe not require hospitalization for treatment and nearly 38,000 people have been tested for the virus in Mississippi.

April 13, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Two more deaths reported in Mississippi as a result of COVID-19, now 98 people dead and 2,942 reported sick from the virus. The state’s peak days are set to come by April 18.

The majority of ethnicities still succumbing to the virus and dying are African Americans at 67% with Caucasian individuals at 33%. Based on the charts it looks that then 10 to 15 people have died from the virus with no known underlying illness. The rest, have all reported some type of ailment from liver disease to hypertension, to obesity.

The majority of individuals impacted by the virus are above 40, with those aged 50-60 with the highest amount of reported cases at this time.

There have been roughly 70 reported cases of juveniles having been diagnosed with the virus. Of these, three have been hospitalized.

Just under 550 people in the state have been hospitalized for the illness.

April 12, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

Deaths rose to 96 by the end of the weekend with a total of 2,781 cases of COVID-19. The total number of reported long term care facility outbreaks is now at 53.

April 10, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

COVID-19 cases have increased by 209 in Mississippi. The total now for the state is 2,469 cases. Deaths have also risen by 6 to 82 as of Friday.

There are now 47 reported outbreaks in long term care facilities across the state.

April 9, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

As the state gets closer to April 18, what is anticipated to be the peak day of COVID-19 in Mississippi numbers are starting to raise more and more. Today a total of 2,260 cases of coronavirus were reported, thats a 257 increase from yesterday. Deaths have also risen by 9 to 76. 

These reports include public and private testing facilities. Over 20,000 individuals in the state have been tested and the majority who are contracting the virus have an underlying condition and are African American. Women also seem to be at a higher rate of infection.

At this time just under 450 people are being hospitalized for the virus across the state.

April 8, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Total cases of COVID-19 have surpassed the 2,000 mark with 2,003 cases reported in the state as of Wednesday morning. The total death count is now up to 67, that is 8 more than yesterday. Today’s numbers also showed an increase in outbreaks at long term care facilities to 41. 

So far the numbers show that no one under the age of 18 has died from the illness but two children have required hospitalization. The majority of cases are being found in African American individuals at 56% of all Mississippi’s infected and 72% of the deaths have been that of African Americans.

April 7, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers have increased by 177 today. The total number of cases is now at 1,915 with an increase of eight deaths, now totaling 59. 

The majority of cases range between those 40 to 50 years old and 60 to 70 years old. Most deaths occur with those over 70, however there has been one death reported of an individual 30 to 40 years old. The majority of children who have contracted the virus have been between 11 and 17 years old and so far no deaths have been reported among children.

Currently there are 373 hospitalized cases of Coronavirus in the state.

A total of over 20,000 individuals have been tested across the state be either MSDH or private healthcare facilities.

April 6, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The Mississippi State Department of Health has now reported 1,738 total confirmed cases of COVID-19. That number is up 100 from Sunday and still on track for what they anticipated to be some of the most severe weeks of the spread of the virus.

Total deaths have also increased by eight, to 51. There have been 38 reported outbreaks in Long Term Living Facilities across the state.

 

April 5, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The total number of deaths associated with the Coronavirus in Mississippi has jumped up eight more to 43 on Sunday. Total cases reported are also up 183 to 1, 638.

35 outbreaks in long term care facilities like nursing homes has come to 35. The majority of hospitalized cases are for individuals between 60 and 65 years old. Currently, 302 people have been hospitalized and are being treated for COVID-19.

April 4, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The confirmed number of coronavirus cases increased by 97 on Saturday. That brings the state’s total to 1,455 with 35 deaths, 6 up from Friday.

The shelter in place order officially began Friday evening, but health officials say they do anticipate this to get worse before it gets better. There are now 30 reported outbreaks of the virus in Long Term Care facilities.

April 3, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Today, Mississippi has a reported 1,358 cases of Coronavirus, that is 181 more than yesterday. There are also now 29 deaths related to the virus. That is 3 up from Thursday.

Friday at 5:00 the shelter-in-place order takes effect across the entire state. This decision was made in an attempt to help flatten the curve of the spread of the virus.

April 2, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

On Thursday the Mississippi State Department of Health updated the number of individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The total now across the state is 1,177, up 104 from Wednesday. There have also been four more deaths bringing the total to 26. 

The MSDH is now also keeping a record of outbreaks in long term care facilities like nursing homes. So far, 22 have been reported across the state in: Amite, Bolivar, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Forest, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson, Lauderdale, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Oktibbeha, Pearl River, Prentiss, Smith, Tunica, Union and Warren Counties.

Roughly 30% of those diagnosed with COVID-19 are requiring hospitalization. That age range is still majority between 60 and 70 years old.

Wednesday, Gov. Tate Reeves ordered a shelter-in-place for the entire state in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. The order will allow for essential businesses to remain open, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, hospitals and restaurants. Law enforcement will be enforcing this order as people are asked to stay home unless absolutely necessary to get out.

April 1, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Moving into April, there are a total of 1,073 cases of Coronavirus conformed in Mississippi. Thats 136 more than yesterday. Two more deaths have also been reported, bringing the total to 22.

Since yesterday, Gov. Reeves has ordered a shelter-at-home order for Lauderdale County. He insinuated that it would be the first of many of these types of orders.

Several longterm care facilities are like nursing homes are considered high risk. There have been outbreaks reported which are currently being investigated in the following counties:

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

March 31, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

On the last day of March, the total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases have reached just under 1,000 at 937. There have also been a total of 20 deaths reported.

There have been 4 new deaths in the last 24 hours, one in each of the following: Bolivar, Lafayette, Montgomery and Panola Counties.

March 30, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

After a report of 89 new cases, Mississippi has recorded 847 individuals have contracted COVID-19 and the death toll is now at 16. Deaths so far have occurred in Amite, DeSoto, Hancock, Harrison, Holmes, Lee, Leflore, Perry, Rankin, Sunflower, Tippah, Tunica, Webster, and Wilkinson counties.

The majority of Mississippians infected are between 60 and 70 years old. The 40 through 50 age group is close behind as well as 70 and above.

The majority of cases still have not required hospitalization and most people testing positive are women.

 

 

March 29, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

As of Sunday evening, 14 people in Mississippi had died of Coronavirus and 758 tested positive. 95 new cases were reported on the 29th. State Health Director, Dr. Dobbs warned the public last week that the next two weeks would prove to show a dramatic increase in cases of the virus.

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Social distancing recommendations remain in effect. Schools are still closed and restaurants are only open on a take-out basis. Gov. Reeves has not ordered for businesses to close their doors but has asked that they all comply with a less than 10 person capacity.

March 27, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Mississippi’s total case count for today totals at 579. There have now been eight deaths reported in the state.

March 26, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The Department of Health has announced three more deaths in the state, bringing the total to 6. There were two more reported late Wednesday night and the sixth on Thursday.

The number of confirmed cases also shot up to 485, over 100 more than reported yesterday. A total of 2,776 people have been tested for the virus in throughout the state.

March 25, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the second COVID-19 death in the state of Mississippi. The individual was a male between 60-65 years old and suffered from an underlying illness. He died while hospitalized in Holmes County.

MSDH also reported that the current count for confirmed cases in the state has reached 377. In total 1,943 individuals have been tested for the virus. 71 percent of confirmed cases have still not required hospitalization and are recovering through home quarantine.

March 24, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The state has broken 300, with 320 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. There has still been only one death in the state from Hancock County.

The primary age group that has been impacted here has been individuals 70 years or older. However, there have been 57 cases confirmed for people 40 to 49 and 46 cases for those 18 to 29. Currently there have been less than five cases reported from anyone under the age of 18.

March 23, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

The Mississippi Department of Health reported 249 cases in the state as of Monday. that is an increase of 42.

There is still only one death recorded for the state. The virus is primarily in Hinds, DeSoto and Harrison County. There are currently 35,225 cases in the United States.

March 22, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

The State Department of Health has announced an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases in Mississippi. As of Sunday, there were a reported 207 cases, still only one death.

A total of 1,321 individuals have been tested for COVID-19.

Right now the MSDH are taking the following steps to combat the virus:

  • Surveillance: Increasing surveillance (monitoring) activities to identify cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible and to limit person-to-person transmission.
  • Testing: Making COVID-19 testing available for healthcare providers through the MSDH Public Health Laboratory.
  • Planning: Working directly with hospitals and healthcare providers across the state to plan for possible cases of COVID-19, preparing them to identify and safely treat cases.
  • Readiness: Assessing statewide hospital capacities, ensuring the capacity of the MSDH Public Health Laboratory for COVID-19 testing, and informing all Mississippi healthcare providers about procedures for identifying and testing for coronavirus cases.
  • Information: Providing guidance to business, education and other entities on how to respond to the possible spread of COVID-19 in the community.

March 21, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

The number of Mississippi Coronavirus cases has nearly doubled overnight. The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 140 cases across the state, with still only one death.

At this time the most heavily impacted counties are DeSoto and Hinds, with Rankin, Madison and Leflore close behind.

According to MSDH the majority of individuals diagnosed with Coronavirus are not being hospitalized. Only about 24% of cases have required hospitalization. 66% of those who have contracted the virus in the state are female.

March 20, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE: 

Mississippi is now up to 80 cases of the Coronavirus in the state with one death reported. The death was that of a man over 65 in Hancock County. He died in a Louisiana hopsital.

New cases were reported in Adams, Coahoma, Desoto, Franklin, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Jackson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lee, Leflore, Madison, Marshall, Monroe, Pike, Rankin, Tippah, Webter.

The amount of people tested has reached 775 individuals and includes testing done by private and public laboratories.

March 18, 2020 Mississippi Cases UPDATE:

The Mississippi State Department of Health has announced that the total count of Coronavirus cases in Mississippi has reached 34. 

The newest cases were discovered in Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Hancock, Harrison, Madison, Pearl River and Perry. On March 17, the state had only confirmed 21 cases. The number jumped 13 more overnight. A total of 513 individuals have been tested for Coronavirus.

**This article will be continually updated as information is provided by the Mississippi State Department of Health**