More than 400 new COVID-19 cases reported in spike; 13 deaths in state

Today, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 404 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 13 new deaths. Three of those deaths were from prior weeks identified through death certificate investigation

The state total stands at 9,090 and 409 deaths.

Here’s a look at the cases by county in our area

  • Hancock County still has 72 (0 new) cases and nine (0 new) deaths.
  • Harrison County has 193 (5 new) and six (0 new) deaths.
  • Stone County has 23 (0 new) cases and no deaths.
  • George County has 15 (0) and 1 (0 new) death.
  • Jackson County has 273 (1 new) cases and 11 (0 new) deaths.
  • Pearl River County now has 189 (1 new) cases and 24 (0 new) deaths.

Meanwhile, Hinds County still has the most cases in the state with 657 (57 new).

As of May 3, the state reported 4,421 cases of COVID-19 were presumed recovered.

MSDH Testing Summary as of May 7

MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 13,995
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 1,743
County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 157 11 38 5
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 33 0 1 0
Attala 182 4 42 4
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 118 8 16 2
Calhoun 57 4 23 4
Carroll 97 4 44 3
Chickasaw 88 10 25 6
Choctaw 15 2 0 0
Claiborne 37 0 0 0
Clarke 77 7 12 3
Clay 64 3 0 0
Coahoma 71 3 0 0
Copiah 152 2 2 1
Covington 88 1 0 0
Desoto 325 5 1 1
Forrest 294 20 36 9
Franklin 17 1 0 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 45 2 14 2
Hancock 72 9 6 3
Harrison 193 6 1 1
Hinds 657 11 51 6
Holmes 196 17 28 6
Humphreys 28 4 7 2
Itawamba 67 6 32 5
Jackson 273 11 39 2
Jasper 84 2 0 0
Jefferson 30 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 51 1 2 0
Jones 223 4 19 0
Kemper 89 6 21 3
Lafayette 98 3 36 0
Lamar 141 4 3 2
Lauderdale 463 41 112 25
Lawrence 63 0 1 0
Leake 286 2 0 0
Lee 77 4 5 0
Leflore 182 18 44 8
Lincoln 179 12 55 8
Lowndes 73 3 7 2
Madison 404 12 42 9
Marion 82 7 14 2
Marshall 52 2 0 0
Monroe 191 20 91 18
Montgomery 65 1 0 0
Neshoba 287 12 28 4
Newton 130 0 1 0
Noxubee 100 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 73 4 11 3
Panola 43 2 0 0
Pearl River 189 24 42 6
Perry 32 1 0 0
Pike 163 10 14 5
Pontotoc 22 2 4 0
Prentiss 33 2 20 2
Quitman 16 0 0 0
Rankin 238 6 6 0
Scott 438 6 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 60 0 2 0
Smith 99 6 25 3
Stone 23 0 0 0
Sunflower 63 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 49 0 1 0
Tippah 63 10 0 0
Tishomingo 9 0 1 0
Tunica 38 2 12 2
Union 42 3 12 2
Walthall 37 0 0 0
Warren 94 2 11 0
Washington 80 3 4 1
Wayne 27 0 2 0
Webster 21 1 0 0
Wilkinson 74 9 5 2
Winston 61 0 0 0
Yalobusha 27 0 0 0
Yazoo 162 2 1 0
Total 9,090 409 1,091 175

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.

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