MSDH releases names of long term facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, June 9, 2020

The Mississippi State Department of Health has released the names of nursing homes in the state with COVID-19 outbreaks. Pearl River County has two nursing homes with active outbreaks.

The Picayune Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has had nine employee cases, 46 resident cases and nine resident deaths in the current outbreak. The Pearl River County Nursing Home has had four employee cases and no resident cases in the current outbreak. There have been 11 deaths total in Pearl River County involving patients at long-term care facilities.

As of June 7, there have been 17,768 cases across the state, with 837 deaths, according to statistics from MSDH. In Pearl River County the number of cases has increased to 217, but the number of deaths remained steady at 31. Pearl River County ties Holmes County for the seventh highest number of COVID-19 deaths out of the 82 counties in the state.
Issaquena County remains the only Mississippi County with no reported cases.

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As of June 7, 8,832 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Black residents. There have been 691 deaths attributed to the virus, 52.6 percent, reported in Black Mississippians. There are 4,464 reported COVID-19 cases in white Mississippi residents resulting in 460 deaths, making up 42.4 percent of COVID-19 attributed deaths. The remaining deaths, 3.3 percent, were attributed to other ethnicities such as American Indian or Alaska Natives, 1.6 percent to Hispanics and 0.1 percent marked other, MSDH reports.

Of the underlying conditions noted in COVID-19 deaths, Hypertension has been the most frequent in Mississippi. Of the patients who died who had hypertension, 216 of the deaths were attributed to white people and 278 of these deaths were attributed to Black people.

Other underlying conditions in COVID-19 deaths have included cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, renal disease, lung disease, being immunocompromised and neurological conditions.

In each of these categories, more Black people died than white except in the categories of neurological conditions and liver disease.

There are still no COVID-19 deaths in the state for anyone under 18. There have been three deaths in the 18-29 age group; 14 deaths in the 30-39 age group; 35 deaths in the 40-49 age group; 60 deaths in the 50-59 age group; 180 deaths in the 60-69 age group; 227 deaths in the 70-79 age group; 203 deaths in the 80-89 age group and 115 deaths in the 90 and older age group.

Of the total cases reported in Mississippi, 40.8 percent were in males and 58.6 percent were in females. About 15.9 percent required hospitalization.

MSDH estimates that as of June 7, 13,356 COVID-19 patients have recovered.

As of June 7, 217,229 people have been tested for the virus in Mississippi by either the MSDH Public Health Laboratory (43,362) or other providers (173,867).