Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CHCAMS continues to monitor the COVID-19 progression in Mississippi, the impact it has on health centers, and how we can provide support during this public health emergency. The COVID-19 virus is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation, and we will provide updated information as it becomes available.

CORONAVIRUS Updates & Resources for Health Centers
The Mississippi State Department of Health has activated the Mississippi COVID-19 hotline to answer questions from the general public from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hotline number is 1-877-978-6453.

Updated: April 4, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 97 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi. Six new deaths have also been confirmed. Coronavirus cases have been identified in 30 long-term care facilities around the state, most in the past week. The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 1,455, with 35 deaths.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.

Updated: April 3, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 181 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi. Three new deaths have also been confirmed, in Chickasaw, Pontotoc and Tippah counties. The state total of cases since March 11 now stands at 1,358, with 29 deaths.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.

Updated:  April 2, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 104 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi. Four new deaths have also been confirmed, in Chickasaw, Jackson, Marshall and Monroe counties. Wayne County is reporting its first coronavirus case. The state total of cases now stands at 1,177, with 26 deaths.

We are also actively investigating COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and similar long-term care facilities in several counties. Because this group of older adults is much more vulnerable to severe illness and death from coronavirus infection, even a single case among residents or staff begins an outbreak investigation and diseases control measures among close contacts of those involved.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.
The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night.

Updated: April 1, 2020

COVID-19 in Mississippi and the U.S.

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

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

Mississippi COVID-19 Case Map

This map and the following table show total cases in Mississippi as of 6 p.m. March 31, 2020, and include all reported cases since March 11, 2020.

  • New cases reported today: 136
  • New deaths reported today: 2
 Source: MS State Department of Health

Updated: March 31, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 90 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Four deaths have also been confirmed. The state total of cases now stands at 937, with 20 deaths. While most Mississippi coronavirus deaths have been in those over 60 years old, keep in mind that it can be a serious risk for those with long-term health problems at any age. If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other chronic illness, follow your doctor’s recommendations closely. This is also a time for everyone to concentrate on staying in good overall health.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

The latest state map shows Mississippi’s case total as reported at 6 p.m. last night:

Updated: March 30 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 89 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Two new deaths have also been confirmed, in Amite and Leflore counties. Alcorn County is reporting its first coronavirus case. The state total of cases now stands at 847, with 16 deaths. While most Mississippi coronavirus deaths have been in those over 60 years old, keep in mind that it can be a serious risk for those with long-term health problems at any age. If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other chronic illness, follow your doctor’s recommendations closely. This is also a time for everyone to concentrate on staying in good overall health.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

Updated: March 29, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 95 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. One new death has also been confirmed, in Wilkinson County. New counties reporting cases are Carroll, Claiborne and Warren. The state total of cases now stands at 758, with 14 deaths. While most Mississippi coronavirus deaths have been in those over 60, keep in mind that it can be a serious risk for those with long-term health problems at any age. If you have diabetes, heart disease, or other chronic illness, follow your doctor’s recommendations closely. This is also a time for everyone to concentrate on staying in good overall health.
More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

Updated: March 28, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 84 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Five new deaths have also been confirmed, in De Soto, Lee, Perry, Sunflower and Tippah counties. The state total of cases now stands at 663, with 13 deaths.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

Updated: March 27, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 94 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the state Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Two new deaths have also been confirmed, in Tippah and Harrison Counties. New counties reporting cases are Jefferson, Kemper, Neshoba and Sharkey. The state total of cases now stands at 579, with eight deaths. We are also now charting hospitalizations by age, which shows how serious the risk of severe illness is for those over 60.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call any time: 877-978-6453.

Updated March 26, 2020

Expanded testing statewide is identifying more cases of coronavirus in Mississippi. This morning MSDH is reporting 108 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with first coronavirus cases in Benton, Lauderdale, Quitman and Yalobusha counties. The state total now stands at 485.

New COVID-19 deaths: Four new coronavirus deaths were confirmed yesterday, bringing the state total to 5. All five deaths to date have been among Mississippians 60 or older, a reminder that strong protective measures are important for this age group.

MSDH look forward to even more widespread testing as time goes by, which will identify larger numbers of positive COVID-19 cases, helping to better track and control this outbreak.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19 .

Updated: March 25, 2020

As the Mississippi State Department of Health continue to monitor the Coronavirus Outbreak across the state, this morning MSDH is reporting 57 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with first #coronavirus cases in Amite, Calhoun and Prentiss counties. The state total now stands at 377, with two deaths, the second of which was recorded today.

Full details on the state’s second COVID-19 death: http://HealthyMS.com/page/23,21889,341.html

Updated: March 24, 2020

This morning MSDH is reporting 71 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, with first #coronavirus cases in Choctaw, Newton and Noxubee counties. The state total now stands at 320, with one death. More details of Mississippi cases, along with preventive steps to take against COVID-19, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19 .

Updated: March 18, 2020

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 34. Thirteen new cases were reported Wednesday morning, with Madison County seeing their first case. Bolivar County now has two cases, Perry County has one case, and DeSoto County now has one. Coahoma County is now at two cases, Hancock County has one case, Harrison County now has three, and Pearl River County has two new cases, leaving them with four total. Nine new cases were reported Tuesday morning, with four in Hinds County, three in Leflore County, one in Jackson County and one in Harrison County.

With the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases across the state, preventive actions become more important for everyone. Avoid large gatherings, keep your distance in public, keep hands clean, and stay home if you are sick.

Find complete information about COVID-19 and preventive steps to take at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

Updated: March 16, 2020

Latest Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Two new COVID-19 cases, in Pearl River and Monroe counties, have been identified by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory. We have also corrected a case previously reported in Pearl River County; this patient was from Hancock County. Mississippi’s total of #coronavirus cases now stands at 12. As always, our latest data and recommendations can be found at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

Updated: March 13, 2020

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the second and third presumptive positive cases of coronavirus or COVID-19 in Mississippi. Final verification will come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

One case is a Forrest County adult female over 65 who recently traveled to North Carolina. The patient has been hospitalized. The other case is a Forrest County adult male who recently traveled to Florida and has been self-isolating at home without hospitalization.

The state’s first presumptive case was reported Wednesday night in an adult male from Forrest County. MSDH is investigating to determine possible connections between the two new cases and the earlier case in Forrest County.

Full news release: http://HealthyMS.com/page/23,21828,341.html

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