The Latest: Mississippi coronavirus cases, deaths continue to rise

Published 11:53 am Thursday, May 21, 2020

Mississippi reported a steady number of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus and deaths Thursday, keeping in line with the recent trailing 7- and 14-day averages.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 255 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 12,222.

The state announced Thursday morning 10 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 580.

Mississippi’s 14-day average of daily new cases remained at 253 cases per day with Thursday’s updated statistics. The 7-day average of new cases dropped to 248 per day.

The state reported that 289 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or approximately 50 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 179 15 39 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 49 1 7 1
Attala 257 11 66 11
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 133 10 17 4
Calhoun 61 4 23 4
Carroll 112 9 45 7
Chickasaw 122 12 34 8
Choctaw 27 2 0 0
Claiborne 51 1 2 0
Clarke 119 16 16 7
Clay 90 3 0 0
Coahoma 86 3 0 0
Copiah 228 4 0 0
Covington 123 1 1 0
Desoto 419 6 14 2
Forrest 453 32 83 22
Franklin 23 1 1 0
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 66 2 14 2
Hancock 81 10 7 3
Harrison 224 6 1 1
Hinds 825 24 77 13
Holmes 333 21 71 10
Humphreys 49 5 15 3
Itawamba 80 7 34 6
Jackson 291 13 39 4
Jasper 126 3 0 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 69 2 3 1
Jones 386 12 49 5
Kemper 112 10 26 6
Lafayette 110 3 37 0
Lamar 210 4 4 2
Lauderdale 637 47 162 29
Lawrence 81 0 1 0
Leake 368 7 2 0
Lee 97 5 8 1
Leflore 206 24 53 12
Lincoln 224 19 80 15
Lowndes 136 7 17 4
Madison 582 19 89 12
Marion 100 8 14 2
Marshall 68 3 2 0
Monroe 229 23 92 20
Montgomery 76 1 0 0
Neshoba 470 26 52 14
Newton 210 3 2 0
Noxubee 148 4 14 3
Oktibbeha 114 8 29 5
Panola 58 2 0 0
Pearl River 197 27 44 9
Perry 38 2 0 0
Pike 188 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 2 3 0
Prentiss 37 3 22 3
Quitman 21 0 0 0
Rankin 315 6 5 0
Scott 569 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 79 0 4 0
Smith 124 10 29 7
Stone 25 0 0 0
Sunflower 71 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 23 1 0 0
Tate 58 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 21 0 1 0
Tunica 45 2 12 2
Union 66 4 19 3
Walthall 48 0 0 0
Warren 138 5 34 3
Washington 143 4 7 1
Wayne 58 0 2 0
Webster 25 1 0 0
Wilkinson 80 9 5 2
Winston 92 0 0 0
Yalobusha 76 4 24 4
Yazoo 194 2 7 0
Total 12,222 580 1,590 289

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

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