Pace of new coronavirus cases reaches all-time high in Mississippi last week

Published 12:28 pm Sunday, May 24, 2020

Mississippi reported a steady number of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus Sunday as both the 7-day and 14-day daily average of new cases reached new highs.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 247 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 13,252.

The state announced Sunday morning 9 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 625.

Mississippi’s 14-day average of daily new cases increased to 268 cases per day with Sunday’s updated statistics. The 7-day average of new cases increased to 279 per day. Both the 14-day and 7-day averages were all-time highs.

The state reported that 315 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or just more than 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 186 15 39 8
Alcorn 14 1 0 0
Amite 52 1 7 1
Attala 269 14 79 13
Benton 14 0 1 0
Bolivar 140 10 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 113 10 45 8
Chickasaw 126 12 34 8
Choctaw 29 2 0 0
Claiborne 58 1 2 0
Clarke 126 16 17 7
Clay 99 3 0 0
Coahoma 98 3 0 0
Copiah 278 4 0 0
Covington 127 1 1 0
Desoto 461 6 15 2
Forrest 480 34 85 24
Franklin 25 2 2 1
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 75 2 14 2
Hancock 87 11 9 3
Harrison 234 6 2 1
Hinds 893 24 78 13
Holmes 365 23 77 11
Humphreys 53 7 16 5
Itawamba 85 7 34 6
Jackson 296 13 40 4
Jasper 139 3 1 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 71 2 3 1
Jones 467 13 53 5
Kemper 125 10 27 6
Lafayette 123 3 37 0
Lamar 219 4 4 2
Lauderdale 678 55 181 36
Lawrence 90 1 1 0
Leake 384 10 1 0
Lee 104 5 9 1
Leflore 239 25 64 12
Lincoln 243 20 81 16
Lowndes 160 7 18 4
Madison 654 21 89 12
Marion 108 8 14 2
Marshall 69 3 2 0
Monroe 242 24 92 21
Montgomery 78 1 0 0
Neshoba 512 31 65 17
Newton 224 3 3 0
Noxubee 158 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 134 10 34 7
Panola 62 2 0 0
Pearl River 202 27 44 9
Perry 46 2 0 0
Pike 196 11 14 6
Pontotoc 25 3 3 1
Prentiss 38 3 22 3
Quitman 24 0 0 0
Rankin 349 6 5 0
Scott 589 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 85 0 4 0
Smith 131 10 30 7
Stone 29 0 0 0
Sunflower 77 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 24 1 0 0
Tate 59 1 2 0
Tippah 70 11 0 0
Tishomingo 25 0 1 0
Tunica 48 3 12 2
Union 71 5 20 4
Walthall 49 0 0 0
Warren 150 6 35 4
Washington 153 5 7 1
Wayne 109 0 2 0
Webster 27 1 0 0
Wilkinson 82 9 5 2
Winston 98 1 0 0
Yalobusha 82 4 24 4
Yazoo 215 2 10 0
Total 13,252 625 1,683 315

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

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