Two local deaths from COVID-19 reported
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, April 7, 2020
As of 6 p.m. Sunday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported that there have been 51 deaths from a total of 1,738 COVID-19 cases in this state. Two of those deaths involved Pearl River County residents, which occurred over the weekend.
According to the MSDH website, this county has 52 confirmed cases of the upper respiratory virus. Two local long term care facilities reported COVID-19 outbreaks.
Only two counties in this state have not reported a case of the virus, and as of Sunday, several have crossed 50 cases or more.
The counties with 50 or more cases include; Bolivar with 51 cases, two deaths and two long term care facilities reporting outbreaks; Desoto with 136 cases and one death; Harrison with 79 cases, three deaths and one long term care facility reporting an outbreak; Hinds with 158 cases and two long term care facilities reporting outbreaks; Jackson with 98 cases, five deaths and one long term care facility reporting an outbreak; Lauderdale with 70 cases, two deaths and three reported facility outbreaks; Madison with 74 cases, two deaths and two reported facility outbreaks; and Rankin with 74 cases and one death.
According to statistics on the MSDH website, deaths categorized in age groups entail: one death in the 30 to 39 age group; two deaths in the 40-49 age group; three deaths in the 50-59 age group; 11 deaths in the 60-69 age group; 20 deaths in the 70-79 age group; six deaths in the 80-89 age group and eight deaths in the 90 and older age group.
Of the total cases reported, 40.74 percent were males and 58.63 percent were females. There was a .63 percent margin where the cases did not list a gender.
Statewide, a total of 20,370 people have been tested, either by the MSDH public health laboratory (6,309) or through external medical providers (14.061).