The Latest: Mississippi’s coronavirus cases, deaths keep rising, 7-day average bumps up again

Published 1:52 pm Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus new cases and death count statistics continued to rise as the state reported its latest number Thursday morning.

Mississippi’s death toll rose by 22 deaths, Thursday, bringing the total deaths to 396. The state reported five of those deaths actually occurred days prior but were delayed in reporting.

The number of new cases reported was 262. That brings the total number of cases to 8,686 cases.

The seven-day average number of new cases stood at 266 per day after Thursday’s update.

The state reported that 169 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or nearly 43 percent of all deaths in the state.

Here are the county by county numbers:

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 157 11 38 5
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 33 0 1 0
Attala 170 3 41 3
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 115 8 16 2
Calhoun 57 4 23 4
Carroll 99 3 39 2
Chickasaw 84 9 25 6
Choctaw 14 2 0 0
Claiborne 33 0 0 0
Clarke 71 6 12 3
Clay 63 3 0 0
Coahoma 70 3 0 0
Copiah 141 1 2 1
Covington 84 0 0 0
Desoto 320 5 1 1
Forrest 283 18 29 9
Franklin 18 1 0 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 45 2 14 2
Hancock 72 9 6 3
Harrison 188 6 1 1
Hinds 600 11 20 6
Holmes 190 16 28 5
Humphreys 28 4 7 2
Itawamba 66 6 32 5
Jackson 272 11 39 2
Jasper 76 2 0 0
Jefferson 30 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 47 1 2 0
Jones 209 4 17 0
Kemper 84 6 19 3
Lafayette 96 3 36 0
Lamar 136 4 2 1
Lauderdale 450 40 113 25
Lawrence 61 0 1 0
Leake 267 2 0 0
Lee 73 4 5 0
Leflore 180 18 44 8
Lincoln 179 12 54 8
Lowndes 71 3 7 2
Madison 333 12 42 9
Marion 80 7 14 2
Marshall 50 2 0 0
Monroe 188 20 91 18
Montgomery 56 1 0 0
Neshoba 261 11 27 3
Newton 121 0 1 0
Noxubee 97 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 62 4 11 3
Panola 43 2 0 0
Pearl River 188 24 42 6
Perry 33 1 0 0
Pike 162 9 14 4
Pontotoc 22 2 4 0
Prentiss 33 2 20 2
Quitman 16 0 0 0
Rankin 231 6 6 0
Scott 423 5 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 56 0 2 0
Smith 95 6 24 3
Stone 23 0 0 0
Sunflower 61 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 48 0 1 0
Tippah 61 10 0 0
Tishomingo 8 0 1 0
Tunica 39 2 12 2
Union 41 3 11 2
Walthall 36 0 0 0
Warren 90 2 11 0
Washington 78 3 4 1
Wayne 27 0 1 0
Webster 21 1 0 0
Wilkinson 74 9 5 2
Winston 57 0 0 0
Yalobusha 25 0 0 0
Yazoo 154 2 0 0
Total 8,686 396 1,037 169

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

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