Coronavirus Outbreak in Mississippi | Daily Summary

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--- Last updated at 11:59 pm May 05, 2020 ---
The Overall Updates in Mississippi:

Mississippi – the total number of infected individuals is 8207, as yesterday had 330 more confirmed cases based on media reports and official stats. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 342 people statewide, after 32 patients passed away yesterday; while 4421 patients are recovered (1008 new). The current count of cases in the United States is 1,236,500, citing different sources; with 1,235,957 cases officially confirmed.

--- Last updated at 11:59 pm May 05, 2020 ---
New Cases Breakdown:
*Based on Media Reports*
  • Hinds County: 23 new cases, 565 in total 
  • Lauderdale County: 4 new cases, 436 in total, 6 new deaths
  • Scott County: 35 new cases, 404 in total, 1 new death
  • DeSoto County: 4 new cases, 308 in total
  • Madison County: 12 new cases, 298 in total, 1 new death
  • Jackson County: 3 new cases, 270 in total, 2 new deaths
  • Forrest County: 11 new cases, 259 in total
  • Leake County: 10 new cases, 257 in total
  • Neshoba County: 21 new cases, 243 in total, 6 new deaths
  • Rankin County: 14 new cases, 221 in total
  • Jones County: 8 new cases, 193 in total
  • Harrison County: 2 new cases, 186 in total
  • Pearl River County: 2 new cases, 183 in total
  • Monroe County: 2 new cases, 177 in total
  • Leflore County: 1 new case, 175 in total, 1 new death
  • Pike County: 5 new cases, 160 in total, 2 new deaths
  • Lincoln County: 1 new case, 155 in total, 1 new death
  • Yazoo County: 3 new cases, 154 in total
  • Adams County: 2 new cases, 151 in total, 1 new death
  • Attala County: 9 new cases, 137 in total
  • Copiah County: 2 new cases, 126 in total
  • Lamar County: 4 new cases, 125 in total
  • Bolivar County: 2 new cases, 112 in total, 1 new death
  • Carroll County: 34 new cases, 111 in total, 1 new death
  • Newton County: 13 new cases, 106 in total
  • Lafayette County: 3 new cases, 96 in total
  • Noxubee County: 4 new cases, 92 in total, 1 new death
  • Warren County: 5 new cases, 88 in total
  • Smith County: 5 new cases, 86 in total
  • Covington County: 10 new cases, 84 in total
  • Chickasaw County: 2 new cases, 80 in total, 1 new death
  • Washington County: 1 new case, 78 in total
  • Marion County: 1 new case, 76 in total
  • Lee County: 3 new cases, 75 in total
  • Wilkinson County: 1 new case, 71 in total
  • Clarke County: 5 new cases, 67 in total, 3 new deaths
  • Lowndes County: 4 new cases, 65 in total
  • Jasper County: 2 new cases, 64 in total, 1 new death
  • Itawamba County: 2 new deaths, 64 confirmed cases in total
  • Sunflower County: 3 new cases, 60 in total
  • Calhoun County: 2 new cases, 58 in total
  • Clay County: 5 new cases, 57 in total
  • Lawrence County: 4 new cases, 57 in total
  • Oktibbeha County: 3 new cases, 57 in total, 1 new death
  • Simpson County: 4 new cases, 53 in total
  • Winston County: 3 new cases, 52 in total
  • Montgomery County: 12 new cases, 47 in total
  • Jefferson Davis County: 2 new cases, 45 in total
  • Union County: 6 new cases, 36 in total
  • Grenada County: 1 new case, 36 in total
  • Walthall County: 2 new cases, 35 in total
  • Claiborne County: 3 new cases, 33 in total
  • Prentiss County: 1 new case, 33 in total
  • Amite County: 2 new cases, 32 in total
  • Humphreys County: 1 new case, 26 in total
  • Wayne County: 1 new case, 25 in total
  • Jefferson County: 1 new case, 24 in total
  • Webster County: 1 new case, 21 in total
  • Yalobusha County: 1 new case, 21 in total
News Worth Following:
  • 2 inmates die after falling ill at Mississippi prisons: JACKSON, Miss. (WXXV) – An inmate housed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman died at the Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville early Monday morning. Darryl J. Swanier, 58, was serving life sentences for two separate capital murder convictions in different counties. 
  • Governor takes different tone concerning coronavirus money: JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA/AP) – Governor Tate Reeves seems resigned to the likelihood that the Legislature will take control over how more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus money will be spent.
  • Two employees test positive for COVID-19 at Armed Forces Retirement Home campuses: Two employees at the Armed Forces Retirement Home have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said – one at each of the two campuses, in Gulfport, Miss., and in Washington. To date, no residents of either of the campuses have tested positive for the coronavirus. The average age of the residents is 83, and most residents would be considered vulnerable to the coronavirus because of their age.
Official Hotlines:
From News Break Editors:
  • From CDC: steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.
  • To all the people working in the “essential businesses and services”, including doctors, nurses, truckers and couriers, we thank you for keeping our local community rolling!
  • During this time of uncertainty, do you have encouraging, lighthearted news or anecdotes that would be valuable for your community to hear? Tell us what the coronavirus outbreak looks like for you. Submit your story to News Break today: start here!

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--- Last updated at 11:59 pm May 04, 2020 ---
The Overall Updates in Mississippi:
Mississippi – based on media reports, total cases have risen to 7877 (all officially confirmed), after 327 new patients were identified yesterday. The total number of deaths has reached 310, after 7 patients passed away yesterday; while 3413 patients are recovered. The number of known coronavirus cases in the United States continues to rise. As of Monday evening, 1,210,742 people have tested positive for coronavirus (1,210,257 of them being officially confirmed).
New Cases Breakdown: ----
*Based on Media Reports*
  • Hinds County: 35 new cases, 542 in total, 1 new death 
  • Lauderdale County: 52 new cases, 432 in total, 1 new death
  • Scott County: 11 new cases, 369 in total
  • DeSoto County: 6 new cases, 304 in total
  • Madison County: 14 new cases, 286 in total, 1 new death
  • Forrest County: 16 new cases, 248 in total
  • Leake County: 14 new cases, 247 in total
  • Neshoba County: 8 new cases, 222 in total
  • Rankin County: 7 new cases, 207 in total
  • Jones County: 13 new cases, 185 in total
  • Harrison County: 3 new cases, 184 in total
  • Pearl River County: 4 new cases, 181 in total
  • Leflore County: 6 new cases, 174 in total
  • Holmes County: 7 new cases, 168 in total, 1 new death
  • Lincoln County: 3 new cases, 154 in total
  • Yazoo County: 4 new cases, 151 in total
  • Adams County: 1 new case, 149 in total
  • Attala County: 11 new cases, 128 in total
  • Copiah County: 8 new cases, 124 in total
  • Lamar County: 4 new cases, 121 in total, 1 new death
  • Bolivar County: 3 new cases, 110 in total
  • Lafayette County: 2 new cases, 93 in total
  • Noxubee County: 9 new cases, 88 in total
  • Warren County: 2 new cases, 83 in total
  • Smith County: 2 new cases, 81 in total
  • Kemper County: 3 new cases, 79 in total
  • Chickasaw County: 2 new cases, 78 in total
  • Carroll County: 15 new cases, 77 in total
  • Covington County: 7 new cases, 74 in total
  • Lee County: 1 new case, 72 in total
  • Wilkinson County: 1 new case, 70 in total
  • Coahoma County: 1 new case, 70 in total
  • Itawamba County: 1 new case, 64 in total
  • Jasper County: 7 new cases, 62 in total
  • Clarke County: 1 new case, 62 in total
  • Lowndes County: 1 new case, 61 in total
  • Tippah County: 1 new case, 58 in total
  • Sunflower County: 1 new case, 57 in total, 1 new death
  • Calhoun County: 1 new case, 56 in total
  • Oktibbeha County: 2 new cases, 54 in total
  • Lawrence County: 3 new cases, 53 in total
  • Clay County: 4 new cases, 52 in total
  • Winston County: 2 new cases, 49 in total
  • Simpson County: 1 new case, 49 in total
  • Marshall County: 1 new case, 48 in total
  • Tate County: 2 new cases, 45 in total
  • Jefferson Davis County: 3 new cases, 43 in total
  • Montgomery County: 3 new cases, 35 in total
  • Grenada County: 1 new case, 35 in total, 1 new death
  • Perry County: 2 new cases, 31 in total
  • Union County: 3 new cases, 30 in total
  • Claiborne County: 2 new cases, 30 in total
  • Amite County: 2 new cases, 30 in total
  • Humphreys County: 1 new case, 25 in total
  • Jefferson County: 1 new case, 23 in total
  • Webster County: 1 new case, 20 in total
  • Franklin County: 1 new case, 18 in total
  • Quitman County: 1 new case, 16 in total
  • Choctaw County: 1 new case, 14 in total
  • Greene County: 1 new case, 6 in total
News Worth Following:
--- Last updated at 11:59 pm May 03, 2020 ---
The Overall Updates in Mississippi:

Mississippi – the total number of infected individuals is 7550, as yesterday had 109 more confirmed cases based on media reports and official stats. The pandemic has claimed the lives of 303 people statewide, after 12 patients passed away yesterday; while 3413 patients are recovered. The current count of cases in the United States is 1,185,982, citing different sources; with 1,185,529 cases officially confirmed.

New Cases Breakdown:
*Based on Media Reports*
  • Hinds County: 2 new cases, 507 in total 
  • Lauderdale County: 2 new cases, 380 in total, 1 new death
  • Scott County: 4 new cases, 358 in total, 1 new death
  • DeSoto County: 4 new cases, 298 in total
  • Madison County: 4 new cases, 272 in total, 1 new death
  • Leake County: 4 new cases, 233 in total, 1 new death
  • Forrest County: 6 new cases, 232 in total, 1 new death
  • Neshoba County: 2 new cases, 214 in total
  • Rankin County: 3 new cases, 200 in total, 1 new death
  • Pearl River County: 1 new case, 177 in total
  • Monroe County: 2 new cases, 175 in total
  • Jones County: 4 new cases, 172 in total
  • Leflore County: 3 new cases, 168 in total
  • Holmes County: 2 new cases, 161 in total
  • Pike County: 2 new cases, 155 in total
  • Lincoln County: 1 new case, 151 in total
  • Yazoo County: 3 new cases, 147 in total, 1 new death
  • Lamar County: 3 new cases, 117 in total
  • Attala County: 1 new death, 117 confirmed cases in total
  • Copiah County: 2 new cases, 116 in total
  • Bolivar County: 2 new cases, 107 in total
  • Newton County: 5 new cases, 93 in total
  • Lafayette County: 2 new cases, 91 in total
  • Warren County: 3 new cases, 81 in total
  • Smith County: 1 new case, 79 in total
  • Kemper County: 9 new cases, 76 in total
  • Coahoma County: 3 new cases, 69 in total
  • Hancock County: 1 new case, 68 in total
  • Itawamba County: 1 new case, 63 in total
  • Carroll County: 2 new cases, 62 in total, 1 new death
  • Clarke County: 3 new cases, 61 in total
  • Lowndes County: 2 new cases, 60 in total, 1 new death
  • Tippah County: 1 new case, 57 in total
  • Sunflower County: 1 new case, 56 in total
  • Calhoun County: 1 new case, 55 in total, 1 new death
  • Jasper County: 1 new case, 55 in total
  • Simpson County: 1 new case, 48 in total
  • Clay County: 1 new case, 48 in total
  • Marshall County: 2 new cases, 47 in total
  • Tate County: 2 new cases, 43 in total
  • Jefferson Davis County: 2 new cases, 40 in total
  • Panola County: 1 new case, 40 in total
  • Tunica County: 1 new case, 36 in total
  • Grenada County: 1 new death, 34 confirmed cases in total
  • Walthall County: 1 new case, 33 in total
  • Perry County: 2 new cases, 29 in total
  • Claiborne County: 1 new case, 28 in total
  • Union County: 2 new cases, 27 in total
  • Pontotoc County: 2 new cases, 22 in total
  • Jefferson County: 1 new case, 22 in total
  • Franklin County: 1 new case, 17 in total
News Worth Following:
  • Mississippi Hospital Coder lays out key threats COVID-19 poses to everyone: JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Debates continue across the country and Mississippi about how deadly the Coronavirus is to the average person and if the latest data fits the precautionary measures we’re taking to flatten the curve. One Mississippi Hospital Coder says yes. 
  • Mobile COVID-19 testing set for Desoto, Neshoba, Monroe and Clarke counties: JACKSON, Miss. – Residents of Desoto, Neshoba, Monroe and Clarke counties and surrounding communities can be tested for COVID-19 this week as the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State Department of Health continue efforts to stem virus transmission by setting up one-day, drive-through collection sites.
  • Gulfport AFRH employee tests positive for COVID-19: GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) – The Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport has reported that a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The employee works in a healthcare administration role hat does not provide services to residents and was last on campus April 24. The employee is recovering at home. The employee will be required to have two negative tests prior to returning to the campus.

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