Prentiss County reporting second active outbreak at nursing home facility

Prentiss County is now reporting an outbreak at a second long term care facility. The numbers were updated as of Monday, April 6th.

The first outbreak was reported at the beginning of this month.

From MSDH:

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. The number of LTC facilities with outbreaks are shown for each county in the table below.

CountyCasesDeathsLTCs with Outbreaks
Adams241
Alcorn6
Amite711
Attala15
Benton5
Bolivar5422
Calhoun101
Carroll7
Chickasaw1521
Choctaw91
Claiborne3
Clarke10
Clay10
Coahoma301
Copiah17
Covington7
Desoto1401
Forrest5911
Franklin5
George5
Greene1
Grenada8
Hancock3122
Harrison8931
Hinds1692
Holmes253
Humphreys51
Itawamba5
Jackson10851
Jasper4
Jefferson3
Jones141
Kemper10
Lafayette251
Lamar181
Lauderdale7833
Lawrence5
Leake15
Lee382
Leflore2641
Lincoln2111
Lowndes16
Madison8221
Marion131
Marshall241
Monroe1812
Montgomery121
Neshoba12
Newton71
Noxubee5
Oktibbeha2912
Panola191
Pearl River5632
Perry141
Pike311
Pontotoc121
Prentiss102
Quitman9
Rankin781
Scott321
Sharkey3
Simpson7
Smith111
Stone3
Sunflower251
Tallahatchie3
Tate18
Tippah363
Tishomingo1
Tunica1711
Union61
Walthall14
Warren71
Washington4011
Wayne5
Webster121
Wilkinson3231
Winston17
Yalobusha11
Yazoo321
Total1,9155938

COVID-19 testing providers around the state include commercial laboratories and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). Combined with testing done by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory, the figures provide a complete picture of all Mississippi testing. We will update these figures as data becomes available.

Combined testing totals (MSDH, UMMC and commercial testing providers) as of April 5, 2020.

Total individuals tested by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory6,568
Total individuals tested by other providers14,061
Total individuals tested for COVID-19 statewide20,370

The MSDH Public Health Laboratory, its partners, and private providers are testing statewide for COVID-19.

Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.

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