758 COVID-19 cases reported, 14 deaths statewide; 35 in the Pine Belt

758 COVID-19 cases reported, 14 deaths statewide; 35 in the Pine Belt
Coronavirus update (Source: KCBD Graphic)

PINE BELT (WDAM) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the state total to 758 cases, along with another death.

35 cases of the virus had been reported Saturday in the Pine Belt with 19 in Forrest County, five in Jones County, four in each Lamar and Marion counties, two in Perry and one in Covington.

MSDH reports 14 Mississippians have died due to complications related to COVID-19.

The Pine Belt recorded its first death related to COVID-19 Saturday in Perry County.

The other latest deaths were reported Saturday in Desoto, Lee, Sunflower, Tippah and Wilkinson counties.

The first death was reported on March 19 when a Hancock County died at a hospital in Louisiana. The second death was also in Louisiana when a Woodville man died in Baton Rouge on March 21.

Three coronavirus-related deaths were reported in Holmes, Webster and Tunica counties on March 25.

MSDH are beginning to chart hospitalizations by age to show how serious the risk of severe illness is for individuals over 60.

Below is a full county by county breakdown of cases in Mississippi:

  • Adams – 7
  • Amite - 4
  • Attala – 9
  • Benton - 4
  • Bolivar – 11
  • Calhoun - 3
  • Carroll - 1
  • Chickasaw – 10
  • Choctaw - 5
  • Claiborne - 1
  • Clarke - 1
  • Clay – 2
  • Coahoma – 18
  • Copiah – 8
  • Covington - 1
  • DeSoto – 71; 1 death
  • Forrest – 19
  • Franklin – 3
  • George – 3
  • Grenada – 3
  • Hancock – 15; 1 death
  • Harrison – 43; 1 death
  • Hinds – 66
  • Holmes – 13; 1 death
  • Humphreys – 2
  • Itawamba – 3
  • Jackson – 34
  • Jefferson - 1
  • Jones – 5
  • Kemper – 1
  • Lafayette – 13
  • Lamar – 4
  • Lauderdale - 15
  • Lawrence – 5
  • Leake – 5
  • Lee – 21; 1 death
  • Leflore – 15
  • Lincoln – 9
  • Lowndes – 10
  • Madison – 37
  • Marion – 4
  • Marshall – 13
  • Monroe – 5
  • Montgomery – 6
  • Newton - 4
  • Noxubee - 2
  • Oktibbeha – 15
  • Panola – 5
  • Pearl River – 27
  • Perry – 2; 1 death
  • Pike – 14
  • Pontotoc – 3
  • Prentiss - 4
  • Quitman - 4
  • Rankin – 35; 1 death
  • Scott – 7
  • Sharkey – 1
  • Simpson – 2
  • Smith – 1
  • Sunflower – 10; 1 death
  • Tallahatchie – 2
  • Tate – 9
  • Tippah – 23; 2 death
  • Tunica – 6; 1 death
  • Union – 3
  • Walthall – 5
  • Warren - 1
  • Washington – 16
  • Webster – 3; 1 death
  • Wilkinson – 12; 2 death
  • Winston – 4
  • Yalobusha – 3
  • Yazoo – 5

The MSDH said coronavirus tests are available at locations across the state. Click here to find a testing location near you.

In the Pine Belt, tests are available at Forrest General Hospital, South Central Regional Medical Center Health System, Clinics and South Central Emergency Department and all Community Health Centers in Mississippi.

Health officials said patients must have symptoms of COVID-19, which include a fever of 100.4 and severe cough or chest pain, to be tested. Anyone wanting to be tested should call ahead to make arrangements first.

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