MS Covid-19 Update April 5, 2020

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April 5th, 2020     Featured 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

For April 5, 2020:
This morning MSDH is reporting 183 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi. Eight new deaths have also been confirmed, and coronavirus cases have been identified in five more long-term care facilities across the state. The total of Mississippi’s cases since March 11 now stands at 1,638, with 43 deaths.


Northeast MS statistics area by county:

Northeast MS counties report 8 new cases, half of which are in Tippah Co. There were no additional deaths reported since yesterday’s report.

ALCORN        6
BENTON        5
CALHOUN        4
CHICKASAW       15   2
CLAY        7
ITAWAMBA        3
LAFAYETTE      22 (+1)    1
LEE      30 (+2)      1
MARSHALL      20   1
MONROE       13 (+1)   1
PONTOTOC       12 1
PRENTISS       9
TIPPAH    35 (+4)     3
UNION      6
STATE totals 1638 (+183) 43 (+8)

National and Worldwide statistics

Nationwide Covid-19 statistics reported by WorldOMeter at about 10:15 AM, April 5.

  • Total US cases: 323,168  (+31,846)
  • Total US deaths: 9158 (+1311)

Worldwide Covid-19 statistics reported by WorldOMeter at about 10:15 AM, April 5

  • Total worldwide cases:  1,244,562  (+89,637)
  • Total worldwide deaths:  67,865  (+6151)


IMPORTANT: If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are waiting for results, staying at home and away from others is essential to prevent the spread of disease. Review other important steps at


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