The Latest: Mississippi coronavirus deaths tie daily record high, new cases continue to climb

Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mississippi reported its highest daily coronavirus-related death count Wednesday, tying the record set the day prior, with more than 30 new deaths reported.

Mississippi’s death toll rose by 32 deaths, Wednesday, bringing the total deaths to 342. The state reported five of those deaths actually occurred days prior but were delayed in reporting.

The number of new cases reported was 217. That brings the total number of cases to 8,424 cases.

The highest daily cases reported was on Friday when 397 cases were recorded.

The seven-day average number of new cases stands at 264 per day.

The state reported that 163 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or nearly 44 percent of all deaths in the state.

On Wednesday the state reported 427 confirmed coronavirus cases were hospitalized. Another 191 suspected (but not yet confirmed by test) cases were also hospitalized, the state reported.

The state said 144 patients were in ICU beds and 79 required mechanical ventilation.

Here are the county by county numbers:

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 154 10 33 4
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 32 0 1 0
Attala 159 3 38 3
Benton 12 0 1 0
Bolivar 115 8 16 2
Calhoun 57 4 23 4
Carroll 102 3 39 2
Chickasaw 83 9 25 6
Choctaw 14 2 0 0
Claiborne 33 0 0 0
Clarke 68 6 11 3
Clay 58 3 0 0
Coahoma 70 3 0 0
Copiah 137 1 2 1
Covington 82 0 0 0
Desoto 310 4 1 1
Forrest 273 17 23 9
Franklin 17 1 0 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 41 2 14 2
Hancock 68 5 6 3
Harrison 187 6 1 1
Hinds 588 11 18 6
Holmes 176 12 27 3
Humphreys 27 4 7 2
Itawamba 65 6 32 5
Jackson 271 10 39 2
Jasper 66 2 0 0
Jefferson 26 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 45 1 2 0
Jones 199 4 16 0
Kemper 80 6 19 3
Lafayette 96 3 36 0
Lamar 127 3 1 0
Lauderdale 448 40 111 25
Lawrence 61 0 1 0
Leake 257 2 0 0
Lee 73 4 5 0
Leflore 177 18 44 8
Lincoln 166 12 54 8
Lowndes 64 3 7 2
Madison 318 11 41 8
Marion 77 7 14 2
Marshall 49 2 0 0
Monroe 178 20 89 18
Montgomery 51 1 0 0
Neshoba 254 11 27 3
Newton 113 0 1 0
Noxubee 92 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 59 4 11 3
Panola 42 2 0 0
Pearl River 183 21 41 6
Perry 32 1 0 0
Pike 159 9 13 4
Pontotoc 22 2 4 0
Prentiss 33 2 20 2
Quitman 16 0 0 0
Rankin 226 6 6 0
Scott 410 3 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 55 0 2 0
Smith 92 6 23 3
Stone 23 0 0 0
Sunflower 61 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 45 0 1 0
Tippah 61 10 0 0
Tishomingo 8 0 1 0
Tunica 37 2 12 2
Union 40 2 10 1
Walthall 36 0 0 0
Warren 90 2 11 0
Washington 80 3 4 1
Wayne 26 0 1 0
Webster 21 1 0 0
Wilkinson 72 7 5 2
Winston 53 0 0 0
Yalobusha 23 0 0 0
Yazoo 155 2 0 0
Total 8,424 374 1,008 163

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

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