COVID-19 reported cases remain steady, but deaths on the rise

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The rate of Mississippians contracting COVID-19 has remained steady, but the Department of Health is seeing a rise in deaths with 28 reported for June 1.

The state reported 268 cases of COVD-19 in the state and 28 deaths — 10 of them gleaned from a check of death certificates from May 6 to May 27. Jones and Lauderdale counties each reported three deaths on Monday.

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The state now has a total of 16,020 cases and 767 deaths because of the virus. None of those deaths were in South Mississippi.

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

Only two cases were reported on the Coast on Monday, with six total cases reported in South Mississippi.

The county totals are:

  • George — 26 (1 new)
  • Hancock — 91 (0 new)
  • Harrison — 263 (2 new)
  • Jackson — 308 (0 new)
  • Pearl River — 211 (2 new)
  • Stone — 31 (1 new)


Hinds County, which as the most reported cases in the state, reported 7 new cases for a total of 1,035 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 18 1 0 0
Amite 64 1 12 1
Attala 303 18 80 15
Benton 14 0 1 0
Bolivar 165 11 17 4
Calhoun 67 4 23 4
Carroll 116 11 45 9
Chickasaw 137 14 34 9
Choctaw 47 2 0 0
Claiborne 112 2 8 1
Clarke 154 19 19 8
Clay 115 4 0 0
Coahoma 127 4 0 0
Copiah 315 4 0 0
Covington 173 2 1 0
Desoto 553 8 19 3
Forrest 594 39 89 28
Franklin 29 2 3 1
George 26 1 0 0
Greene 22 1 0 0
Grenada 99 3 14 2
Hancock 91 12 9 3
Harrison 263 7 3 2
Hinds 1035 26 82 13
Holmes 439 28 84 14
Humphreys 59 7 16 5
Itawamba 89 7 34 6
Jackson 308 13 40 4
Jasper 165 4 0 0
Jefferson 43 1 0 0
Jefferson Davis 80 3 4 1
Jones 663 31 94 17
Kemper 147 11 32 7
Lafayette 141 4 39 1
Lamar 248 5 4 2
Lauderdale 745 68 200 45
Lawrence 105 1 1 0
Leake 447 12 2 0
Lee 165 7 22 1
Leflore 273 34 92 21
Lincoln 270 29 86 22
Lowndes 230 9 19 5
Madison 745 25 101 14
Marion 115 9 15 2
Marshall 81 3 2 0
Monroe 265 25 92 22
Montgomery 85 1 0 0
Neshoba 707 42 70 23
Newton 282 4 4 0
Noxubee 191 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 253 14 72 11
Panola 84 3 0 0
Pearl River 211 31 45 11
Perry 51 3 0 0
Pike 204 11 15 6
Pontotoc 43 3 3 1
Prentiss 51 3 22 3
Quitman 30 0 0 0
Rankin 446 8 8 0
Scott 661 12 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 102 0 5 0
Smith 153 11 42 7
Stone 31 0 0 0
Sunflower 85 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 29 1 0 0
Tate 89 1 2 0
Tippah 76 11 0 0
Tishomingo 34 0 1 0
Tunica 56 3 12 2
Union 85 7 20 6
Walthall 61 0 0 0
Warren 181 10 37 7
Washington 191 7 8 1
Wayne 224 2 1 0
Webster 67 3 18 2
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 121 1 0 0
Yalobusha 96 6 26 6
Yazoo 286 4 11 2
Total 16,020 767 1,935 395

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