Coronavirus Update: 173 new COVID-19 statewide; no new deaths in South Mississippi;

On Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 173 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 5 new deaths.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 9,674, with 435 deaths. The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has fallen to 399.

21 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 112 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

In South Mississippi, the number of cases county-by-county are as follows:

  • Hancock County still has 74 (0 new) cases and nine (0 new) deaths.
  • Harrison County has 198 (5 new) and six (0 new) deaths.
  • Stone County has 24 (0 new) cases and no deaths.
  • George County has 15 (0) and 1 (0 new) death.
  • Jackson County has 276 (1 new) cases and 11 (0 new) deaths.
  • Pearl River County now has 190 (1 new) cases and 24 (0 new) deaths.

Meanwhile, Hinds County still has the most cases in the state with 675.

As of May 3, the state reported 6,268 cases of COVID-19 were presumed recovered.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total Long-
Term Care
Facility Cases
Total Long-
Term Care
Facility Deaths
Adams 160 13 39 6
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 38 0 1 0
Attala 196 4 60 4
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 118 9 16 3
Calhoun 58 4 23 4
Carroll 103 4 45 3
Chickasaw 93 10 25 6
Choctaw 16 2 0 0
Claiborne 41 0 0 0
Clarke 84 8 13 4
Clay 66 3 0 0
Coahoma 71 3 0 0
Copiah 163 1 1 0
Covington 93 1 1 1
Desoto 336 5 1 1
Forrest 315 21 48 10
Franklin 18 1 1 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 52 2 14 2
Hancock 74 10 6 3
Harrison 198 6 1 1
Hinds 675 15 61 9
Holmes 223 19 40 8
Humphreys 34 4 7 2
Itawamba 69 7 33 6
Jackson 276 11 39 2
Jasper 89 2 0 0
Jefferson 31 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 55 1 2 0
Jones 249 5 31 1
Kemper 93 6 23 4
Lafayette 101 3 36 0
Lamar 156 4 3 2
Lauderdale 492 44 120 26
Lawrence 66 0 1 0
Leake 307 4 0 0
Lee 80 4 5 0
Leflore 185 18 45 8
Lincoln 186 14 65 10
Lowndes 86 3 7 2
Madison 466 12 55 9
Marion 84 7 14 2
Marshall 56 2 0 0
Monroe 199 21 92 19
Montgomery 69 1 0 0
Neshoba 320 15 32 6
Newton 142 1 1 0
Noxubee 105 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 89 4 27 3
Panola 43 2 0 0
Pearl River 190 24 42 6
Perry 34 1 0 0
Pike 170 10 14 5
Pontotoc 23 2 3 0
Prentiss 36 2 22 2
Quitman 17 0 0 0
Rankin 251 6 6 0
Scott 462 6 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 62 0 2 0
Smith 104 6 26 3
Stone 24 0 0 0
Sunflower 63 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 52 0 1 0
Tippah 66 11 0 0
Tishomingo 10 0 1 0
Tunica 39 2 12 2
Union 50 3 14 2
Walthall 41 0 0 0
Warren 117 2 12 0
Washington 85 3 4 1
Wayne 28 0 2 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 77 9 5 2
Winston 66 0 0 0
Yalobusha 36 0 1 0
Yazoo 169 2 3 0
Total 9,674 435 1,223 193

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

COVID-19 testing providers around the state include commercial laboratories as well as hospital labs. Combined with testing done by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory, the figures provide a complete picture of all Mississippi testing. We will update these figures as data becomes available.

Note: These figures now reflect number of tests performed, rather than number of individuals tested.

Total tests by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory 15,737
Total tests by other providers 80,148
Total tests for COVID-19 statewide 95,885
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