The Latest: Mississippi reports second high day of new coronavirus cases; see county-by-county case counts

Published 11:57 am Friday, May 15, 2020

For the second day in a row, Mississippi reported higher-than-average numbers of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 318 new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 10,801. The state believes approximately 62 percent of the patients found to have coronavirus have recovered.

The state announced Friday morning 13 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 493. Two of the deaths reported Friday actually occurred earlier, but the reporting was delayed.

The state reported that 231 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or approximately 47 percent of all deaths in the state.

The seven-day average of new cases reported decreased with Friday’s data to 244 cases per day.

Here are the county by county numbers:

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 166 15 39 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 41 0 6 0
Attala 224 5 64 5
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 127 10 16 4
Calhoun 58 4 23 4
Carroll 109 4 45 3
Chickasaw 114 11 32 7
Choctaw 19 2 0 0
Claiborne 48 0 0 0
Clarke 97 11 14 5
Clay 78 3 0 0
Coahoma 75 3 0 0
Copiah 190 1 1 0
Covington 104 0 * 1 0
DeSoto 369 5 9 1
Forrest 380 26 69 14
Franklin 19 1 1 0
George 18 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 58 2 14 2
Hancock 78 10 6 3
Harrison 214 6 1 1
Hinds 745 20 70 12
Holmes 278 19 51 9
Humphreys 42 5 11 3
Itawamba 75 7 33 6
Jackson 283 13 39 4
Jasper 110 3 1 0
Jefferson 34 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 67 2 * 3 1
Jones 304 7 39 2
Kemper 100 7 23 4
Lafayette 107 3 37 0
Lamar 166 4 3 2
Lauderdale 566 45 135 27
Lawrence 74 0 1 0
Leake 351 6 3 0
Lee 85 4 5 0
Leflore 199 22 51 11
Lincoln 197 17 67 13
Lowndes 108 4 9 2
Madison 507 17 67 11
Marion 86 7 14 2
Marshall 65 2 2 0
Monroe 215 23 92 20
Montgomery 71 1 0 0
Neshoba 369 19 46 9
Newton 172 2 2 0
Noxubee 132 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 99 6 28 4
Panola 47 2 0 0
Pearl River 195 26 42 8
Perry 36 2 0 0
Pike 174 10 14 5
Pontotoc 25 2 3 0
Prentiss 36 2 22 2
Quitman 20 0 0 0
Rankin 276 6 5 0
Scott 504 6 10 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 75 0 4 0
Smith 109 7 27 4
Stone 24 0 0 0
Sunflower 69 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 18 1 0 0
Tate 55 0 2 0
Tippah 67 11 0 0
Tishomingo 13 0 1 0
Tunica 44 2 12 2
Union 59 4 18 3
Walthall 44 0 0 0
Warren 129 4 33 2
Washington 100 4 4 1
Wayne 33 0 3 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 78 9 5 2
Winston 73 0 0 0
Yalobusha 66 0 24 0
Yazoo 180 2 4 0
Total 10,801 493 1,416 231

Note: One death that was previously reported from Covington County has been corrected to Jefferson Davis County.

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

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