The Latest: Mississippi hits near-record for daily coronavirus cases

Published 11:21 am Friday, May 22, 2020

Mississippi reported a near-record number of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus Friday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 402 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 12,624.

The state announced Friday morning 16 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 596. Three of the deaths reported in Friday’s update actually occurred earlier, but were delayed in reporting.

Mississippi’s 14-day average of daily new cases dropped slightly to 252 cases per day with Friday’s updated statistics. The 7-day average of new cases increased to 260 per day.

The state reported that 300 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 180 15 39 8
Alcorn 15 1 0 0
Amite 49 1 7 1
Attala 269 12 79 12
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 134 10 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 113 9 45 7
Chickasaw 125 12 34 8
Choctaw 29 2 0 0
Claiborne 58 1 2 0
Clarke 123 16 17 7
Clay 95 3 0 0
Coahoma 92 3 0 0
Copiah 259 4 0 0
Covington 125 1 1 0
Desoto 442 6 15 2
Forrest 462 32 84 22
Franklin 23 2 2 1
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 68 2 14 2
Hancock 86 10 7 3
Harrison 230 6 2 1
Hinds 855 24 77 13
Holmes 343 22 72 11
Humphreys 50 6 16 4
Itawamba 81 7 34 6
Jackson 291 13 39 4
Jasper 131 3 0 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 69 2 3 1
Jones 422 12 51 5
Kemper 116 10 26 6
Lafayette 116 3 37 0
Lamar 215 4 4 2
Lauderdale 647 51 162 32
Lawrence 82 1 1 0
Leake 373 8 1 0
Lee 99 5 8 1
Leflore 211 25 53 12
Lincoln 231 19 81 15
Lowndes 139 7 17 4
Madison 618 20 89 12
Marion 103 8 14 2
Marshall 68 3 2 0
Monroe 231 24 92 21
Montgomery 77 1 0 0
Neshoba 477 27 64 15
Newton 214 3 3 0
Noxubee 152 4 14 3
Oktibbeha 126 9 29 6
Panola 59 2 0 0
Pearl River 203 27 44 9
Perry 40 2 0 0
Pike 190 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 2 3 0
Prentiss 37 3 22 3
Quitman 23 0 0 0
Rankin 325 6 5 0
Scott 578 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 82 0 4 0
Smith 127 10 29 7
Stone 27 0 0 0
Sunflower 73 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 23 1 0 0
Tate 59 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 22 0 1 0
Tunica 47 2 12 2
Union 68 4 20 3
Walthall 50 0 0 0
Warren 144 6 34 4
Washington 143 4 7 1
Wayne 72 0 2 0
Webster 27 1 0 0
Wilkinson 81 9 5 2
Winston 92 0 0 0
Yalobusha 79 4 24 4
Yazoo 198 2 8 0
Total 12,624 596 1,627 300

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

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