COVID-19 update, 5/5/20

Mississippi saw its highest number of COVID-19 deaths reported by the State Health Department in a single day on Tuesday, with 32 deaths, alongside 330 new COVID-19 cases.

There are now 8,207 known cases of COVID-19, as identified through testing, with a total known death toll of 342.

Of the 32 deaths reported Tuesday, 18 were new deaths and the others represent deaths now reported after death certificate review, according to State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs.

Northeast Mississippi counties reporting new cases are Calhoun, Chickasaw, Clay, Lafayette, Lee, Monroe, Oktibbeha, Prentiss, Tippah and Union.

Chickasaw, Itawamba and Oktibbeha counties ralso eported new deaths on Tuesday.

North Mississippi Health Services reports 10 hospitalized COVID-19 patients and 218 outpatients.

Northeast Mississippi counties, COVID-19 case counts

Alcorn 10

Benton 12

Calhoun 58

Chickasaw 80

Clay 57

Itawamba 64

Lafayette 96

Lee 75

Marshall 48

Monroe 177

Oktibbeha 57

Pontotoc 22

Prentiss 33

Tippah 58

Tishomingo 8

Union 36

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