COVID-19 cases spike in state with nearly 400 reported and 20 deaths

Cases of COVID-19 spiked in the state on Thursday, with 397 reported to state health officials.

The Mississippi Department of Health also reported 20 deaths, although 11 of the deaths occurred between March 29 and April 16, and are based on death certificate investigations.

That brings the state totals to 7,212 reported cases and 281 deaths as of 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30.

In South Mississippi, there were 23 new cases reported: 267 in Jackson County (8 new); 177 in Harrison (3 new); 175 in Pearl River (12 new); 62 in Hancock (0 new); 22 in Stone (0 new) and 13 in George (0 new).

Officials estimate that 3,413 people in the Magnolia State are presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

Mississippi COVID-19 Cases to Date

Table of all total cases and deaths, and those in long-term care (LTC) facilities, since March 11, 2020.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 148 8 25 4
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 29 0 1 0
Attala 109 0 26 0
Benton 12 0 1 0
Bolivar 102 7 13 1
Calhoun 52 3 23 3
Carroll 58 1 2 0
Chickasaw 75 8 22 6
Choctaw 13 1 0 0
Claiborne 23 0 0 0
Clarke 55 3 10 2
Clay 42 2 0 0
Coahoma 64 3 1 0
Copiah 108 1 1 1
Covington 67 0 0 0
Desoto 293 4 2 1
Forrest 219 12 21 6
Franklin 16 1 0 0
George 14 1 0 0
Greene 5 1 0 0
Grenada 32 0 14 0
Hancock 62 5 7 3
Harrison 177 6 1 1
Hinds 496 8 14 4
Holmes 153 9 27 2
Humphreys 24 3 5 1
Itawamba 59 3 32 2
Jackson 267 6 40 1
Jasper 48 1 0 0
Jefferson 20 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 35 1 2 0
Jones 159 2 11 0
Kemper 64 3 14 1
Lafayette 89 3 35 0
Lamar 111 2 1 0
Lauderdale 365 23 85 14
Lawrence 46 0 1 0
Leake 219 2 0 0
Lee 71 4 5 0
Leflore 164 17 30 7
Lincoln 143 11 47 7
Lowndes 58 2 4 1
Madison 251 8 30 5
Marion 75 7 14 2
Marshall 44 2 0 0
Monroe 161 16 84 14
Montgomery 29 1 0 0
Neshoba 205 4 19 0
Newton 87 0 1 0
Noxubee 73 0 9 0
Oktibbeha 51 3 9 3
Panola 39 2 0 0
Pearl River 175 20 38 6
Perry 27 1 0 0
Pike 149 7 12 4
Pontotoc 18 2 1 0
Prentiss 32 1 20 1
Quitman 15 0 0 0
Rankin 194 5 6 0
Scott 339 0 10 0
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 47 0 2 0
Smith 76 4 20 2
Stone 22 0 0 0
Sunflower 55 2 0 0
Tallahatchie 11 1 0 0
Tate 42 0 1 0
Tippah 56 10 0 0
Tishomingo 7 0 1 0
Tunica 35 2 12 2
Union 19 1 2 0
Walthall 32 0 0 0
Warren 74 2 1 0
Washington 77 3 4 1
Wayne 23 0 0 0
Webster 19 1 0 0
Wilkinson 69 7 5 2
Winston 44 0 0 0
Yalobusha 20 0 0 0
Yazoo 139 1 1 0
Total 7,212 281 825 110

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

MSDH Testing Summary

MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m., April 29, 2020. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 12,321
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 1,491
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