Mississippi sees spike in reported COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Mississippi reported a spike in reported COVID-19 cases, even as restrictions are easing and more people are getting out and about.

There were 402 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 deaths on Thursday, the Department of Health reported today. Three of those deaths were from death certificates filed between May 5 and May 12.

That brings the state totals to 12,624 cases reported as of Wednesday and 596 deaths. Of those numbers, 1,627 cases reported are in long-term care facilities and 300 deaths were reported from those facilities.

On the Coast, only 7 new cases were reported in the six South Mississippi counties.

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

  • Hancock County has 86 (5 new) cases and 10 (0 new) deaths
  • Harrison County has 230 (6 new) cases and 6 (0 new) deaths
  • Stone County has 27 (2 new) cases and no deaths
  • Jackson County has 291 (0 new) cases and 13 (0 new) deaths
  • Pearl River County has 203 (6 new) cases and 27 (0 new) deaths
  • George County has 19 (0 new) cases and 1 (0 new) deaths

 

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 180 15 39 8
Alcorn 15 1 0 0
Amite 49 1 7 1
Attala 269 12 79 12
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 134 10 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 113 9 45 7
Chickasaw 125 12 34 8
Choctaw 29 2 0 0
Claiborne 58 1 2 0
Clarke 123 16 17 7
Clay 95 3 0 0
Coahoma 92 3 0 0
Copiah 259 4 0 0
Covington 125 1 1 0
Desoto 442 6 15 2
Forrest 462 32 84 22
Franklin 23 2 2 1
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 68 2 14 2
Hancock 86 10 7 3
Harrison 230 6 2 1
Hinds 855 24 77 13
Holmes 343 22 72 11
Humphreys 50 6 16 4
Itawamba 81 7 34 6
Jackson 291 13 39 4
Jasper 131 3 0 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 69 2 3 1
Jones 422 12 51 5
Kemper 116 10 26 6
Lafayette 116 3 37 0
Lamar 215 4 4 2
Lauderdale 647 51 162 32
Lawrence 82 1 1 0
Leake 373 8 1 0
Lee 99 5 8 1
Leflore 211 25 53 12
Lincoln 231 19 81 15
Lowndes 139 7 17 4
Madison 618 20 89 12
Marion 103 8 14 2
Marshall 68 3 2 0
Monroe 231 24 92 21
Montgomery 77 1 0 0
Neshoba 477 27 64 15
Newton 214 3 3 0
Noxubee 152 4 14 3
Oktibbeha 126 9 29 6
Panola 59 2 0 0
Pearl River 203 27 44 9
Perry 40 2 0 0
Pike 190 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 2 3 0
Prentiss 37 3 22 3
Quitman 23 0 0 0
Rankin 325 6 5 0
Scott 578 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 82 0 4 0
Smith 127 10 29 7
Stone 27 0 0 0
Sunflower 73 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 23 1 0 0
Tate 59 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 22 0 1 0
Tunica 47 2 12 2
Union 68 4 20 3
Walthall 50 0 0 0
Warren 144 6 34 4
Washington 143 4 7 1
Wayne 72 0 2 0
Webster 27 1 0 0
Wilkinson 81 9 5 2
Winston 92 0 0 0
Yalobusha 79 4 24 4
Yazoo 198 2 8 0
Total 12,624 596 1,627 300
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