JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The state health department will start naming the long-term care (LTC) facilities that have COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreaks.
The Mississippi Attorney General’s Office made the recommendation following a recent court ruling.
Starting Wednesday, the health department will name the facilities on its website and will be updated daily.
The state health department will include the name and county of the facility only, not the number of cases at each facility.
Nursing homes and assisted living homes are examples of LTC facilities. Residents of LTC facilities may be at a higher risk of having complications with the virus.
In Tuesday's report, the state health department reported 127 current outbreaks at LTC facilities.
Attala (80) and Monroe (92) counties have reported the most total LTC cases, according to the Mississippi State Health Department.
Monroe County has reported 22 total LTC deaths and Attala County has reported 15 total LTC deaths.