The Latest: Coronavirus cases rise in Mississippi, but trailing average shows cases slowing

Published 11:42 am Monday, May 18, 2020

New cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Mississippi rose Monday but at a much lower rate than the prior week’s average, causing the 14-day trailing average of new cases begin declining.

The federal government recommends states consider keeping restrictions in place until the state has 14 days of declining new case counts.

Mississippi’s 14-day average of daily new cases dropped to 254 with Monday’s updated statistics.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 136 new cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 11,432.

The state announced Monday morning 7 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 528.

The state reported that 254 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or approximately 48 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 173 15 39 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 46 0 6 0
Attala 248 7 64 7
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 129 10 16 4
Calhoun 58 4 23 4
Carroll 110 7 45 6
Chickasaw 116 12 32 8
Choctaw 23 2 0 0
Claiborne 49 0 1 0
Clarke 102 13 14 5
Clay 79 3 0 0
Coahoma 79 3 0 0
Copiah 204 2 0 0
Covington 108 0 1 0
Desoto 391 5 12 1
Forrest 442 27 69 15
Franklin 21 1 2 0
George 17 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 60 2 14 2
Hancock 81 10 6 3
Harrison 216 6 1 1
Hinds 772 22 72 13
Holmes 298 20 51 9
Humphreys 46 5 12 3
Itawamba 79 7 33 6
Jackson 287 13 39 4
Jasper 114 3 1 0
Jefferson 37 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 68 2 3 1
Jones 342 9 42 4
Kemper 102 9 25 5
Lafayette 109 3 37 0
Lamar 175 4 3 2
Lauderdale 589 46 156 28
Lawrence 78 0 1 0
Leake 361 6 4 0
Lee 93 4 7 0
Leflore 200 22 51 11
Lincoln 218 18 68 14
Lowndes 126 6 9 4
Madison 543 17 89 11
Marion 89 8 14 2
Marshall 67 3 2 0
Monroe 220 23 92 20
Montgomery 72 1 0 0
Neshoba 423 24 48 13
Newton 192 3 2 0
Noxubee 140 3 14 3
Oktibbeha 105 6 28 4
Panola 50 2 0 0
Pearl River 195 26 42 8
Perry 36 2 0 0
Pike 178 11 14 6
Pontotoc 25 2 3 0
Prentiss 36 3 22 3
Quitman 21 0 0 0
Rankin 287 6 5 0
Scott 532 8 11 1
Sharkey 6 0 0 0
Simpson 78 0 4 0
Smith 115 7 28 4
Stone 24 0 0 0
Sunflower 68 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 21 1 0 0
Tate 55 0 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 14 0 1 0
Tunica 44 2 12 2
Union 62 4 18 3
Walthall 46 0 0 0
Warren 133 4 34 2
Washington 123 4 5 1
Wayne 39 0 3 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 78 9 5 2
Winston 83 0 0 0
Yalobusha 73 1 24 1
Yazoo 190 2 7 0
Total 11,432 528 1,489 254

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

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