MS Covid-19 update: March 29, 2020

Northeast MS news Covid-19 update 3-29-20
March 29th, 2020     Health & Wellness

About the case count: The MS Department of Health currently updates its map and statistics each morning with test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results, which are included the totals.

Mississippi statistics

As of 6:00 PM, March 28, 2020, the MSHD reports 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.

Nationwide statistics

The Johns Hopkins Tracking Project, as of 10 AM today (March 29) reports 125,313  confirmed cases in the US. This is up from 105,573 on March 28.

.The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updates reports nationwide cases of COVID-19 at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting. NEMiss.NEWS will update the figures below when information is available from the CDC on March 30.

         Nationwide Covid-19 statistics reported out on March 27, 2020:

    • Total US cases: 85,356 (+ 16,916)
    • Total US deaths: 1246  (+25)

Total active cases and deaths reported in Northeast MS area by county:


BENTON         4  (+2)
CHICKASAW        10 (+1)
LAFAYETTE       13 (+2)
LEE       21 (+4) 1
MARSHALL       13 (+2)
MONROE         5 (+2)
PONTOTOC         3  (-1)
PRENTISS         4 (+2)
TIPPAH       23 (+5) 2 (+1)
STATE totals 768 (+95) 14 (+1)

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