JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV/AP) – The Mississippi State Department of Health released a list of long-term care facilities in the state that have active COVID-19 outbreaks.
A Hattiesburg nursing home has had the most coronavirus deaths among long-term care facilities in Mississippi. Bedford Care Center has had 25 deaths from COVID-19. Six other long-term care facilities had at least 10 deaths each.
MSDH started releasing names of the facilities after several news organizations sought the information and one newspaper sued. Mississippi has had more than 16,500 cases of the virus and nearly 800 deaths from it.
The list on on MSDH’s website.