Mississippi reports another near-record number of new coronavirus cases

Published 3:13 pm Saturday, May 23, 2020

For the second-straight day, Mississippi reported a near-record number of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus Saturday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 381 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 13,005.

The state announced Saturday morning 20 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 616. Eight of the deaths reported in Saturday’s update actually occurred earlier, but were delayed in reporting.

Mississippi’s 14-day average of daily new cases increased slightly to 259 cases per day with Friday’s updated statistics. The 7-day average of new cases increased to 269 per day.

The state reported that 309 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 181 15 39 8
Alcorn 15 1 0 0
Amite 50 1 7 1
Attala 270 12 79 12
Benton 14 0 1 0
Bolivar 136 10 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 113 9 45 7
Chickasaw 125 12 34 8
Choctaw 29 2 0 0
Claiborne 57 1 2 0
Clarke 124 16 17 7
Clay 96 3 0 0
Coahoma 96 3 0 0
Copiah 273 4 0 0
Covington 127 1 1 0
Desoto 458 6 15 2
Forrest 478 33 84 23
Franklin 25 2 2 1
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 72 2 14 2
Hancock 84 11 7 3
Harrison 231 6 2 1
Hinds 877 24 78 13
Holmes 359 23 76 11
Humphreys 52 7 16 5
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 82 7 34 6
Jackson 296 13 39 4
Jasper 135 3 1 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 70 2 3 1
Jones 435 13 53 5
Kemper 118 10 27 6
Lafayette 118 3 37 0
Lamar 218 4 4 2
Lauderdale 670 54 163 34
Lawrence 86 1 1 0
Leake 382 8 1 0
Lee 101 5 9 1
Leflore 240 25 54 12
Lincoln 238 20 81 16
Lowndes 158 7 18 4
Madison 639 21 89 12
Marion 104 8 14 2
Marshall 69 3 2 0
Monroe 241 24 92 21
Montgomery 78 1 0 0
Neshoba 511 30 64 16
Newton 221 3 3 0
Noxubee 157 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 128 10 33 7
Panola 61 2 0 0
Pearl River 203 27 44 9
Perry 43 2 0 0
Pike 194 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 3 3 1
Prentiss 37 3 22 3
Quitman 23 0 0 0
Rankin 336 6 5 0
Scott 587 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 83 0 4 0
Smith 126 10 30 7
Stone 30 0 0 0
Sunflower 77 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 23 1 0 0
Tate 58 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 23 0 1 0
Tunica 48 2 12 2
Union 70 5 20 4
Walthall 51 0 0 0
Warren 148 6 35 4
Washington 151 5 7 1
Wayne 76 0 2 0
Webster 27 1 0 0
Wilkinson 81 9 5 2
Winston 98 1 0 0
Yalobusha 82 4 24 4
Yazoo 204 2 8 0
Total 13,005 616 1,646 309

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

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