Tippah County leads state in COVID19 deaths as case count moves to 30

Tippah County leads the state the state in COVID19 deaths as the virus continues to hit our local community hard.

According to MSDH, there are a state leading 3 deaths. At least 2 additional deaths not listed by the state have been attributed to the virus by family members but not confirmed by the CDC.

Here are the latest total numbers:

CountyCasesDeathsLTC Outbreaks
Adams14
Alcorn6
Amite511
Attala14
Benton5
Bolivar3211
Calhoun41
Carroll5
Chickasaw1521
Choctaw7
Claiborne1
Clarke4
Clay7
Coahoma26
Copiah11
Covington4
Desoto1111
Forrest301
Franklin3
George4
Grenada4
Hancock2812
Harrison6911
Hinds1392
Holmes161
Humphreys41
Itawamba3
Jackson7511
Jasper3
Jefferson1
Jones8
Kemper4
Lafayette211
Lamar9
Lauderdale503
Lawrence5
Leake7
Lee261
Leflore2111
Lincoln141
Lowndes12
Madison651
Marion51
Marshall191
Monroe1211
Montgomery101
Neshoba5
Newton41
Noxubee5
Oktibbeha231
Panola81
Pearl River411
Perry111
Pike21
Pontotoc111
Prentiss91
Quitman4
Rankin641
Scott17
Sharkey2
Simpson5
Smith61
Sunflower131
Tallahatchie2
Tate13
Tippah303
Tishomingo1
Tunica1411
Union51
Walthall11
Warren21
Washington31
Wayne1
Webster81
Wilkinson222
Winston11
Yalobusha7
Yazoo1311
Total1,3582928

From the State:

The Mississippi State Department of Health is aggressively responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. With other state agencies, it has activated emergency operations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi.

Other steps that MSDH is taking include:

  • 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.

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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