Mississippi coronavirus cases hit new weekly record for third-straight day

Published 11:44 am Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 273 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 13,731.

The state announced Tuesday morning 17 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 652. Eight of the deaths reported Tuesday morning actually occurred earlier in the month, but reporting was delayed.

Mississippi’s 14-day average of daily new cases increased to 270 cases per day with Tuesday’s updated statistics. The 7-day average of new cases increased to 289 per day. Both the 14-day and 7-day averages were all-time highs.

The number of patients confirmed to have COVID-19 requiring hospitalization declined to 388 with Tuesday’s statistics, with another 173 suspected COVID-19 patients also hospitalized.

The state reported that 81 patients required mechanical ventilation.

The state reported that 332 deaths were of residents of long-term care facilities or approximately 51 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 189 15 40 8
Alcorn 14 1 0 0
Amite 53 1 8 1
Attala 277 14 79 13
Benton 15 0 1 0
Bolivar 142 11 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 114 10 45 8
Chickasaw 127 12 34 8
Choctaw 33 2 0 0
Claiborne 58 2 2 1
Clarke 135 17 17 7
Clay 101 3 0 0
Coahoma 108 3 0 0
Copiah 284 4 0 0
Covington 140 1 1 0
Desoto 485 6 15 2
Forrest 503 37 86 26
Franklin 27 2 2 1
George 20 1 0 0
Greene 8 1 0 0
Grenada 78 2 14 2
Hancock 88 11 9 3
Harrison 237 6 3 1
Hinds 904 24 78 13
Holmes 370 24 77 12
Humphreys 52 7 16 5
Itawamba 86 7 35 6
Jackson 296 13 40 4
Jasper 146 3 1 0
Jefferson 41 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 74 2 3 1
Jones 506 18 56 9
Kemper 132 10 28 6
Lafayette 126 4 38 1
Lamar 222 5 5 2
Lauderdale 689 56 181 37
Lawrence 97 1 1 0
Leake 389 10 1 0
Lee 113 5 14 1
Leflore 246 27 80 15
Lincoln 248 21 81 16
Lowndes 166 7 18 4
Madison 675 21 95 12
Marion 110 9 14 2
Marshall 71 3 2 0
Monroe 249 24 92 21
Montgomery 80 1 0 0
Neshoba 539 33 66 18
Newton 231 4 3 0
Noxubee 166 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 144 10 36 7
Panola 64 2 0 0
Pearl River 205 30 45 10
Perry 49 2 0 0
Pike 201 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 3 3 1
Prentiss 40 3 22 3
Quitman 24 0 0 0
Rankin 358 6 5 0
Scott 597 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 91 0 4 0
Smith 131 10 30 7
Stone 30 0 0 0
Sunflower 78 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 24 1 0 0
Tate 66 1 2 0
Tippah 71 11 0 0
Tishomingo 26 0 1 0
Tunica 50 3 12 2
Union 74 5 20 4
Walthall 50 0 0 0
Warren 158 7 36 5
Washington 159 5 7 1
Wayne 133 0 2 0
Webster 63 1 0 0
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 102 1 0 0
Yalobusha 84 5 25 5
Yazoo 221 2 10 0
Total 13,731 652 1,727 332

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

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