MS Covid-19 Update: April 1, 2020

Northeast MS news Covid-19 stats
April 1st, 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 that were reported by 6:00 PM that day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results, which are included the totals.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports about noon daily, using statistics through 4:00 PM the previous day.


Mississippi statistics

This morning MSDH is reporting 136 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi identified by testing from the MSDH Public Health Laboratory and private testing providers. Two new deaths have also been confirmed, in Holmes and Humphreys counties. Jasper County is reporting its first coronavirus case. The state total of cases now stands at 1,073, with 22 deaths.

Reminder: State officials have placed Lauderdale County under a “shelter in place” order through April 14th.

Nationwide statistics

Nationwide Covid-19 statistics reported out on March 31, 2020 by the CDC

  • Total US cases: 163,539 (up from 140, 904 yesterday}
  • Total US deaths:  2860    (up from 2405 yesterday}

The CDC reminds that there is a domestic travel advisory in place for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

As of Noon Wednesday April 1, 2020, the Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Worldwide Tracker Project

lists 190,740 total confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the United States.



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


ALCORN        3
BENTON        4
CALHOUN        3
CHICKASAW       15 (+2)
CLAY        5 (+1)
ITAWAMBA        4 (+1)
LAFAYETTE      15      1
LEE      25 (+1)      1
MARSHALL      15 (+1)
MONROE       7 (+1)
PONTOTOC       6 (+1)
PRENTISS       4
TIPPAH     28 (+2)     2
UNION      3
STATE totals 1073(+136) 22 (+2)


 MSDH Tips for you health:

Older Adults and People at High Risk

People at risk for serious illness from COVID-19 are adults 65 and over and those with a chronic illness such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. These people should take simple precautions at all times to limit their exposure to others who may be ill:

  • Avoid all social gatherings.
  • Keep more space (6 feet if possible) between you and others as you go through the day.
  • Avoid crowds. When you do go out in public, keep away from others who are sick and limit close contact.
  • Wash your hands often, especially after being in public places.

If COVID-19 begins to spread locally, you should stay home as much as possible. Having a supply of important medications and basic supplies can help.


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