Number of COVID-19 cases drop after a late-week spike

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The Department of Health says there are 251 new cases and 5 new deaths statewide on Sunday, a drop in numbers from last week that were double that at week’s end.

The state now has a total of 15,752 cases and 739 deaths because of the virus.

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The Health Department also reported that as of May 31, there were 11,203 cases presumed to have recovered from the virus.

Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties saw a small increase in cases Sunday.

There are a total of 5 new cases in South Mississippi on Sunday.

The county totals are:

  • George — 25 (0 new)
  • Hancock — 91 (0 new)
  • Harrison — 261 (3 new)
  • Jackson — 308 (0 new)
  • Pearl River — 209 (0 new)
  • Stone — 30 (0 new)


Hinds County, which as the most reported cases in the state, tops 1,000 with 1,028 cases reported.

Cases and Deaths by County

Totals of all reported cases since March 11, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 200 15 43 8
Alcorn 17 1 0 0
Amite 64 1 12 1
Attala 298 17 80 14
Benton 14 0 1 0
Bolivar 165 11 17 4
Calhoun 65 4 23 4
Carroll 117 11 46 9
Chickasaw 137 12 34 8
Choctaw 48 2 0 0
Claiborne 110 2 8 1
Clarke 148 19 19 8
Clay 114 4 0 0
Coahoma 125 4 0 0
Copiah 313 4 0 0
Covington 173 2 1 0
Desoto 550 7 19 2
Forrest 583 38 88 27
Franklin 29 2 3 1
George 25 1 0 0
Greene 16 1 0 0
Grenada 95 3 14 2
Hancock 91 11 9 3
Harrison 261 7 3 2
Hinds 1028 26 81 13
Holmes 434 28 84 14
Humphreys 59 7 16 5
Itawamba 88 7 34 6
Jackson 307 13 40 4
Jasper 163 4 0 0
Jefferson 42 1 0 0
Jefferson Davis 77 3 4 1
Jones 652 28 91 15
Kemper 145 11 32 7
Lafayette 137 4 38 1
Lamar 239 5 4 2
Lauderdale 741 62 195 41
Lawrence 106 1 1 0
Leake 431 12 2 0
Lee 154 6 21 1
Leflore 265 32 90 19
Lincoln 266 29 86 22
Lowndes 219 9 19 5
Madison 742 23 101 12
Marion 117 9 15 2
Marshall 81 3 2 0
Monroe 261 25 92 22
Montgomery 85 1 0 0
Neshoba 671 39 69 21
Newton 278 4 5 0
Noxubee 187 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 243 14 47 10
Panola 71 3 0 0
Pearl River 209 31 45 11
Perry 50 3 0 0
Pike 203 11 15 6
Pontotoc 36 3 3 1
Prentiss 56 3 22 3
Quitman 34 0 0 0
Rankin 446 8 7 0
Scott 648 12 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 100 0 5 0
Smith 152 11 41 7
Stone 30 0 0 0
Sunflower 85 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 27 1 0 0
Tate 95 1 2 0
Tippah 73 11 0 0
Tishomingo 32 0 1 0
Tunica 55 3 12 2
Union 84 5 20 4
Walthall 57 0 0 0
Warren 175 10 37 7
Washington 191 7 8 1
Wayne 210 1 1 0
Webster 68 2 18 1
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 120 1 0 0
Yalobusha 94 5 27 5
Yazoo 283 4 11 2
Total 15,752 739 1,896 374

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