Hard hit Monroe County combating coronavirus

The county continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus and may set up a mobile testing site soon.

Posted: Apr 29, 2020 5:10 PM

BECKER, Miss. (WTVA) - Monroe County continues to have one of the highest coronavirus case counts in the state.

Donna Sanderson is both the Emergency Management director and the 911 director. 

"We were also the first county in north Mississippi to get our first COVID case,” she said. “So those numbers do not roll off; they just keep adding to the numbers. So, I know of several people who have recovered and back to work and everything else is fine. And a lot of ours is in a nursing home."

Sanderson said a lot of Monroe County residents are still not taking precautions for the coronavirus. She said a lot of people continue to be out in public without masks and gloves.

She delivers medical supplies to medical facilities and first responders in the county, right out of the back of her vehicle.

"I get a delivery from MEMA every Tuesday,” she said. “I supply medical clinics, nursing homes, hospitals with masks, gloves, hand sanitizer. Anything that MEMA pushes to me, I push out to the medical clinics and first responders."

The state department of health has a direct shipment of supplies to nursing homes in the area, she said. If the state health department comes up a little short on supplies, she makes up the difference.

She said the county's Board of Supervisors is also looking to make good use of the community center at Becker as a testing center.

"It would be drive-thru for the county, and it is centrally-located for the county."

The community of Becker is located between Amory and Aberdeen.

Sanderson said all Monroe County's public buildings, like the courthouse, have been equipped with sneeze guards at counters. And all employees are wearing masks and gloves, and they will be doing so for a long time.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 34622

Reported Deaths: 1215
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds269748
DeSoto181818
Madison138236
Jones117349
Harrison104014
Rankin103515
Neshoba102274
Lauderdale94281
Forrest93943
Scott79215
Jackson72717
Washington64310
Copiah63115
Leake61320
Lee58621
Holmes57341
Oktibbeha56828
Wayne55416
Warren55320
Yazoo5436
Grenada5357
Lowndes52613
Leflore52256
Lincoln50935
Lamar5027
Pike47020
Sunflower4528
Lafayette4374
Monroe43635
Covington4195
Panola3996
Bolivar38018
Attala37524
Simpson3733
Newton35710
Adams34019
Pontotoc3266
Tate32313
Marion31312
Claiborne29310
Chickasaw29219
Winston28711
Pearl River27632
Noxubee2758
Marshall2693
Jasper2676
Clay25511
Union23811
Smith23412
Walthall2267
Coahoma2156
Clarke21425
Lawrence1992
Yalobusha1938
Kemper18014
Carroll17311
Tallahatchie1664
Humphreys15910
Montgomery1493
Calhoun1475
Tippah14411
Itawamba1418
Hancock13813
Webster12811
Tunica1193
Jefferson1173
Jefferson Davis1164
Prentiss1123
Greene10810
Amite1063
George1023
Wilkinson959
Tishomingo921
Quitman891
Alcorn852
Perry764
Choctaw754
Stone732
Franklin492
Benton420
Sharkey420
Issaquena101
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 49892

Reported Deaths: 1077
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson6030162
Mobile4418137
Montgomery4339109
Tuscaloosa254448
Madison19078
Marshall186611
Shelby150924
Lee149437
Morgan12205
Baldwin111410
Walker105127
Elmore98919
Dallas9639
Franklin92216
Etowah88214
DeKalb8416
Chambers65727
Russell6570
Autauga65313
Butler64328
Tallapoosa61669
Unassigned58626
Limestone5741
Houston5526
Cullman5395
Lauderdale5376
Lowndes48022
St. Clair4692
Colbert4656
Pike4595
Escambia4528
Calhoun4365
Coffee4074
Covington39911
Jackson3742
Bullock37010
Barbour3672
Dale3621
Talladega3497
Hale33722
Marengo33011
Wilcox2968
Clarke2946
Winston2893
Chilton2872
Sumter28512
Blount2731
Pickens2556
Monroe2492
Marion24514
Randolph2449
Conecuh2277
Perry2091
Bibb2081
Macon2069
Choctaw20212
Greene1928
Henry1433
Crenshaw1273
Washington1277
Lawrence1170
Cherokee1127
Geneva920
Lamar811
Fayette781
Clay742
Coosa621
Cleburne411
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