Latest: Less coronavirus cases, but number hospitalized sets new high

Published 2:16 pm Sunday, May 3, 2020

Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths climbed Sunday, and the statistics showed by good and bad news.

State health officials reported 109 new cases, bring the total number of infections confirmed to be 7,550. Sunday’s report was the lowest number of new cases reported in a single day in more than three weeks.

The state reported 12 more people died in the state due to the virus, bringing the state’s total number of deaths to 303. Sunday’s death total is slightly above the prior 7-day average number of deaths reported.

The state reported that 123 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or 40 percent of all deaths in the state.

The more troublesome news was that the hospitalization rates topped a new all-time high.

On Sunday the state reported 458 confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized. That was a jump of 34 patients since yesterday’s report or 8 percent.

Another 209 suspected (but not yet confirmed by test) cases were also hospitalized, the state reported.

The state said 143 patients were in ICU beds and 73 required mechanical ventilation. Both statistics were slightly higher than the prior day.

Here are the county by county numbers:

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 148 9 24 4
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 28 0 1 0
Attala 117 2 35 2
Benton 12 0 1 0
Bolivar 107 7 14 1
Calhoun 55 4 23 4
Carroll 62 2 3 1
Chickasaw 76 8 25 6
Choctaw 13 1 0 0
Claiborne 28 0 0 0
Clarke 61 3 10 2
Clay 48 2 0 0
Coahoma 69 3 0 0
Copiah 116 1 2 1
Covington 66 0 0 0
Desoto 298 4 1 1
Forrest 232 14 21 7
Franklin 17 1 0 0
George 14 1 0 0
Greene 5 1 0 0
Grenada 34 1 14 1
Hancock 68 5 6 3
Harrison 181 6 1 1
Hinds 507 8 15 4
Holmes 161 9 27 2
Humphreys 24 4 6 2
Itawamba 63 4 32 3
Jackson 267 7 39 1
Jasper 55 1 0 0
Jefferson 22 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 40 1 2 0
Jones 172 2 12 0
Kemper 76 3 19 1
Lafayette 91 3 35 0
Lamar 117 2 1 0
Lauderdale 380 26 91 14
Lawrence 50 0 1 0
Leake 233 2 0 0
Lee 71 4 5 0
Leflore 168 17 42 7
Lincoln 151 11 48 7
Lowndes 60 3 5 2
Madison 272 9 33 6
Marion 75 7 14 2
Marshall 47 2 0 0
Monroe 175 16 87 14
Montgomery 32 1 0 0
Neshoba 214 4 25 0
Newton 93 0 1 0
Noxubee 79 1 9 1
Oktibbeha 52 3 9 3
Panola 40 2 0 0
Pearl River 177 20 41 6
Perry 29 1 0 0
Pike 155 7 12 4
Pontotoc 22 2 3 0
Prentiss 32 1 20 1
Quitman 15 0 0 0
Rankin 200 6 5 0
Scott 358 2 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 48 0 2 0
Smith 79 4 23 2
Stone 22 0 0 0
Sunflower 56 2 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 43 0 1 0
Tippah 57 10 0 0
Tishomingo 8 0 1 0
Tunica 36 2 12 2
Union 27 2 7 1
Walthall 33 0 0 0
Warren 81 2 5 0
Washington 77 3 4 1
Wayne 24 0 0 0
Webster 19 1 0 0
Wilkinson 69 7 5 2
Winston 47 0 0 0
Yalobusha 20 0 0 0
Yazoo 147 2 0 0
Total 7,550 303 889 123

For more detailed graphics on Mississippi’s coronavirus statistics, please visit:

https://www.magnoliastatelive.com/video-mississippis-coronavirus-case-by-the-numbers/