1,073 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 22 deaths

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 1,073.

The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 136 new cases and two new deaths Tuesday. So far, 22 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi.

The amount of people tested at MSDH Public Health Laboratory is 4,785 as of Monday evening.

MSDH stated they will no longer be reporting the total number of people tested for the coronavirus. The number now only includes people tested at MPHL.

MSDH stated, “Since many COVID-19 tests are now being done by private providers, we’re no longer reporting the number tested only in the MSDH Public Health Laboratory. State laboratory numbers alone do not provide an accurate picture of testing statewide.”

The number of cases per county are:

Adams – 10
Alcorn - 3
Amite - 4; 1 death
Attala – 10
Benton - 4
Bolivar – 22; 1 death
Calhoun - 3
Carroll - 1
Chickasaw – 13
Choctaw - 6
Claiborne - 1
Clarke - 4
Clay – 4
Coahoma – 21
Copiah – 9
Covington - 2
DeSoto – 84; 1 death
Forrest – 21
Franklin – 3
George – 3
Grenada – 3
Hancock – 16; 1 death
Harrison – 45; 1 death
Hinds – 90
Holmes – 15; 1 death
Humphreys – 3
Itawamba – 3
Jefferson - 1
Jackson – 40
Jones – 6
Kemper -1
Lafayette – 15; 1 death
Lamar – 5
Lauderdale - 35
Lawrence – 5
Leake – 5
Lee – 24; 1 death
Leflore – 19; 1 death
Lincoln – 11
Lowndes – 11
Madison – 42
Marion – 5
Marshall – 14
Monroe – 6
Montgomery – 7; 1 death
Neshoba - 4
Newton - 2
Noxubee - 3
Oktibbeha – 17
Panola – 7; 1 death
Pearl River – 30
Perry – 3; 1 death
Pike – 17
Pontotoc – 5
Prentiss - 4
Quitman - 3
Rankin – 40; 1 death
Scott – 10
Sharkey - 1
Simpson – 2
Smith – 1
Sunflower – 11; 1 death
Tallahatchie – 2
Tate – 11
Tippah – 26; 2 deaths
Tishomingo - 1
Tunica – 12; 1 death
Union – 3
Walthall – 5
Washington – 20
Warren - 1
Webster – 5; 1 death
Wilkinson – 14; 2 deaths
Winston – 7
Yalobusha - 6
Yazoo – 9

Thirty-two percent of those who tested positive have been hospitalized, as of March 30.

On March 19, the first in-state death from the virus was reported of a man from Hancock County. On March 25, a second death was reported from a man in Holmes County.

Louisiana health officials said a man from Woodville died in a Baton Rouge hospital on March 21.

A fourth death was reported by MSDH in Webster County on March 25.

A fifth death was reported in Tunica County on March 25. It was a female around 75-80 who died in a long-term care facility.

The sixth death was a man in Rankin County between 80 and 85 years old.

Mississippi Department of Health has a hotline open 24 hours, 7 days a week for any coronavirus-related questions: 877-978-6453.

Drive-thru testing is being conducted by appointment at the former Sears Auto Center across from Bonita Lakes Mall in Meridian.

The list of facilities that are testing:

Forrest General Hospital – Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg Clinic – Hattiesburg

Gulfport Memorial Hospital – Gulfport

St. Dominic Hospital – Jackson

Itawamba/Med Plus Urgent Care – Fulton

Lee/Med Plus Urgent Care – Tupelo

Memorial Drinkwater Internal Medicine Walk-In Clinic – Bay St. Louis

Memorial Long Beach Walk-In Clinic – Long Beach

Memorial Physician Walk-In Clinics – Walmart – Biloxi

Memorial Primary Care Cedar Lake – Biloxi

Memorial Stone County Medical Center – Wiggins

Memorial Surgery Center of Ocean Springs – Ocean Springs

Neshoba General Hospital – Philadelphia

North Mississippi Medical Center – Tupelo

Singing River Health System Clinics – Ocean Springs

Singing River Health System Clinics – Pascagoula

Singing River Health System Clinics – Hurley

Singing River Health System Clinics – Vancleave

Singing River Health System Clinics – Woolmarket