Tippah leads state in per capita cases after two new COVID confirmations

Tippah County now leads the state in per capita COVID-19 cases after 2 new positives as of 6 pm on Sunday.

That brings the total to 9 cases, the 7th highest overall case total in Mississippi.

Overall, 42 new cases were identified, bringing the totals as follows:

CountyCasesDeaths
Adams20
Attala10
Bolivar40
Chickasaw30
Clay10
Coahoma80
Copiah40
De Soto230
Forrest110
Franklin30
George10
Grenada20
Hancock41
Harrison210
Hinds240
Holmes60
Humphreys10
Itawamba30
Jackson70
Jones10
Lafayette50
Lamar10
Lawrence20
Leake10
Lee80
Leflore90
Lincoln40
Lowndes60
Madison110
Marion10
Marshall30
Monroe20
Montgomery10
Oktibbeha50
Panola20
Pearl River120
Perry10
Pike40
Pontotoc10
Rankin80
Scott10
Simpson10
Smith10
Sunflower20
Tallahatchie10
Tate10
Tippah90
Tunica20
Union10
Walthall20
Washington40
Webster10
Wilkinson30
Winston20
Yazoo10
Total2491

From MSDH:

Cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified in U.S. states and in Mississippi. This is a rapidly changing situation that is continually being monitored by the CDC and MSDH as more cases in the U.S. are expected.

Mississippians are advised to take health precautions to prevent the possible transmission of disease, and stay in touch for the latest information on the situation in Mississippi.

Local COVID-19 testing: We now have a list of local COVID-19 testing providers for you to contact if you have symptoms: View local testing providers »

This week MSDH will be setting up six drive-up testing sites across the state with assistance from the National Guard and the Mississippi Highway Patrol. The sites are aimed at those with COVID-19 symptoms such as fever of 100.4 or greater and severe cough or chest pain. We’ll be checking temperatures and getting samples to the state Public Health Lab for testing as part of a larger effort to get wide-scale

Mississippi COVID-19 Case Map

About our case count: We currently update our map and statistics each morning with test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included our totals.

  • Total individuals tested for COVID-19: 1,392As of March 22, 2020. Includes testing by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory only.

The MSDH Public Health Laboratory is testing samples submitted by Mississippi physicians and healthcare providers around the state in cases where COVID-19 is determined to be a risk. Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should call their doctor or healthcare provider for instructions on safely being examined. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.

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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