MS Covid-19 update 9APR20: 2 new deaths in Northeast MS

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April 9th, 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. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

Mississippi statistics
Reported April 9, 2020:
This morning MSDH is reporting 257 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and nine new deaths. The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 2,260, with 76 deaths. Three new outbreaks have been identified in long-term care facilities.

The MSDH website is now carrying more information on cases by race and by underlying health condition such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes.


Northeast MS statistics area by county:

Northeast MS reports 21 new positive cases of Covid-19 scattered over 8 counties. There were two additional deaths in Tippah County.  See chart for details.

ALCORN        6
BENTON        5
CALHOUN       13
CHICKASAW       20 (+3)   2
CLAY        14 (+3)
ITAWAMBA        7 (+2)
LAFAYETTE      26    1
LEE      40      2
MARSHALL      26 (+2)   1
MONROE      24 (+5)   1
PONTOTOC       14 (+1) 1
PRENTISS       10
TIPPAH    41 (+4)     6(+2)
TISHOMINGO       2 (+1)
UNION      6
STATE totals 2260 (+257) 76(+9)

National and Worldwide statistics

Nationwide Covid-19 statistics reported by WorldOMeter at about 10:15 AM, April 9. Stats indicate total at specified time today and change since our report yesterday.

  • Total US cases:    440,416 (+36260 )
  • Total US deaths:    15,812  (+2824)

Worldwide Covid-19 statistics reported by WorldOMeter at about 10:15 AM, April 9.

  • Total worldwide cases: 1,549,930
  • Total worldwide deaths:   91,675

MORE: Because there is no agreement or standardization of what comprises recovery from Covid-19, does not report those figures daily. However, they are available for informational purposes at :

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From the Community

Pmh says:

Apparently there is no agreement or standardization of what comprises death from Covid-19 either. It is certainly interesting that all other normal reasons for deaths (ie, heart attacks, copd,etc.) have had an amazing decline since someone wants to see the covid death count be used for everything.

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