The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health continue to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by the novel (new) coronavirus COVID-19, and are working to limit the spread of cases nationally and in Mississippi. MSDH is actively working with doctors and hospitals to quickly identify cases and respond effectively to limit this outbreak.
Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (available 24/7): 877-978-6453
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Local COVID-19 testing: We now have a list of local COVID-19 testing providers for you to contact if you have symptoms: View local testing providers »
COVID-19 in Mississippi and the U.S.
Cases of COVID-19 continue to be identified in U.S. states and in Mississippi. This is a rapidly changing situation that is continually being monitored by the CDC and MSDH as new cases are identified.
Mississippians are advised to take health precautions to prevent the transmission of disease, and stay in touch for the latest information on the situation in Mississippi.
Mississippi COVID-19 Case Map
This map and the following table show total cases in Mississippi as of 6 p.m. April 1, 2020, and include all reported cases since March 11, 2020.
- New cases reported today: 104
- New deaths reported today: 4
An interactive version of this case map is also available: View interactive Mississippi case map »
About our case counts: We currently update our map and statistics each morning with test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included in our totals.
County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.
Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date
Outbreaks in long-term care facilities (LTCs)
Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. Counties with active LTC outbreaks are shown in the table below.
The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.
Trends and Summary Data
The charts below are based on available data at the time of publication. Charts do not include cases where insufficient details of the case are known.
U.S. and World Cases
The MSDH Public Health Laboratory is testing samples submitted by Mississippi physicians and healthcare providers around the state in cases where COVID-19 is determined to be a risk. Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should call their doctor or healthcare provider for instructions on safely being examined. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed.
MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m., April 1, 2020. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.
- Total individuals tested: 5,257
- Total positive individuals: 504
Local Testing Providers
Local healthcare providers are now providing sampling and test services at locations across the state for those with COVID-19 symptoms.
What MSDH Is Doing
The Mississippi State Department of Health is aggressively responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. With other state agencies, it has activated emergency operations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi.
Other steps that MSDH is taking include:
- Surveillance: Increasing surveillance (monitoring) activities to identify cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible and to limit person-to-person transmission.
- Testing: Making COVID-19 testing available for healthcare providers through the MSDH Public Health Laboratory.
- Planning: Working directly with hospitals and healthcare providers across the state to plan for possible cases of COVID-19, preparing them to identify and safely treat cases.
- Readiness: Assessing statewide hospital capacities, ensuring the capacity of the MSDH Public Health Laboratory for COVID-19 testing, and informing all Mississippi healthcare providers about procedures for identifying and testing for coronavirus cases.
- Information: Providing guidance to business, education and other entities on how to respond to the possible spread of COVID-19 in the community.