The Latest: Coronavirus cases keep climbing in Mississippi; record new 7-day daily average

Published 11:27 am Saturday, May 9, 2020

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to climb higher Saturday based on data released from the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The 7-day average of new cases rose to 276 Saturday after the state reported 288 new cases from the day prior and an additional 12 deaths.

The new 288 cases reported Saturday was down from the record-high reported Friday of 404 new cases.

Saturday’s update brings the total positive cases found in Mississippi to 9,378.

Mississippi’s death toll rose by 12 deaths Saturday bringing the total deaths to 421.

The state reported that 175 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or nearly 44 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 158 11 39 5
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 34 0 1 0
Attala 191 4 60 4
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 119 8 16 2
Calhoun 57 4 23 4
Carroll 101 4 44 3
Chickasaw 92 10 25 6
Choctaw 15 2 0 0
Claiborne 41 0 0 0
Clarke 79 7 12 3
Clay 65 3 0 0
Coahoma 71 3 * 0 0
Copiah 157 1 1 0
Covington 89 1 1 1
Desoto 333 5 1 1
Forrest 309 21 39 10
Franklin 17 1 0 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 47 2 14 2
Hancock 73 10 6 3
Harrison 198 6 1 1
Hinds 663 15 51 9
Holmes 206 18 29 7
Humphreys 30 4 7 2
Itawamba 68 6 33 5
Jackson 275 11 39 2
Jasper 86 2 0 0
Jefferson 30 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 53 1 2 0
Jones 243 5 21 1
Kemper 91 6 23 4
Lafayette 98 3 36 0
Lamar 145 4 3 2
Lauderdale 471 42 115 26
Lawrence 64 0 1 0
Leake 299 2 0 0
Lee 78 4 5 0
Leflore 185 18 44 8
Lincoln 184 13 * 64 9
Lowndes 79 3 7 2
Madison 422 12 45 9
Marion 83 7 14 2
Marshall 55 2 0 0
Monroe 200 20 92 18
Montgomery 67 1 0 0
Neshoba 307 13 31 5
Newton 137 1 1 0
Noxubee 102 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 86 4 22 3
Panola 43 2 0 0
Pearl River 190 24 42 6
Perry 34 1 0 0
Pike 168 10 14 5
Pontotoc 24 2 4 0
Prentiss 35 2 21 2
Quitman 16 0 0 0
Rankin 248 6 6 0
Scott 454 6 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 61 0 2 0
Smith 100 6 26 3
Stone 24 0 0 0
Sunflower 63 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 50 0 1 0
Tippah 65 11 0 0
Tishomingo 10 0 1 0
Tunica 38 2 12 2
Union 48 3 13 2
Walthall 37 0 0 0
Warren 98 2 11 0
Washington 82 3 4 1
Wayne 27 0 2 0
Webster 21 1 0 0
Wilkinson 75 9 5 2
Winston 61 0 0 0
Yalobusha 30 0 0 0
Yazoo 162 2 1 0
Total 9,378 421 1,152 185

* One death that was previously reported in Copiah County has been corrected to Lincoln County.

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

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