79 Nursing Home Outbreaks in state have led to 435 cases and 56 deaths

The MSDH released more in depth numbers on COVID19 cases in Mississippi on Tuesday, showing a breakdown on cases in LTC facilities in Mississippi. This comes as the state has 4716 cases total and 183 deaths

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.

CountyTotal CasesTotal DeathsLTCs with Outbreaks
Adams9062
Alcorn700
Amite1800
Attala4901
Benton900
Bolivar8664
Calhoun4221
Carroll1410
Chickasaw5141
Choctaw1310
Claiborne1000
Clarke3121
Clay2710
Coahoma5220
Copiah5110
Covington3701
Desoto23931
Forrest15143
Franklin1700
George1010
Greene400
Grenada2601
Hancock5352
Harrison15153
Hinds35766
Holmes6151
Humphreys1331
Itawamba2611
Jackson21162
Jasper2310
Jefferson501
Jefferson Davis1210
Jones8002
Kemper2301
Lafayette6831
Lamar7620
Lauderdale232179
Lawrence2000
Leake9910
Lee6440
Leflore109122
Lincoln10962
Lowndes3512
Madison14443
Marion4711
Marshall3920
Monroe9582
Montgomery1710
Neshoba8220
Newton3201
Noxubee2400
Oktibbeha4432
Panola3720
Pearl River134102
Perry2210
Pike11832
Pontotoc1822
Prentiss2702
Quitman1300
Rankin14641
Scott15801
Sharkey300
Simpson3201
Smith5021
Stone1900
Sunflower4820
Tallahatchie810
Tate3400
Tippah4971
Tishomingo400
Tunica3311
Union1211
Walthall2400
Warren2520
Washington7131
Wayne1200
Webster1610
Wilkinson6461
Winston3400
Yalobusha1700
Yazoo10311
Total4,71618379

https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/resources/8578.pdfYou can see the breakdown of LTC cases at this link.

The MSDH Public Health Laboratory, its partners, and private providers are testing statewide for COVID-19.

Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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