The Latest: New coronavirus case trend hits another new record

Published 11:54 am Thursday, May 28, 2020

Mississippi’s number of new daily cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus rose higher for the fifth-straight day Thursday as the 7-day daily average of new cases hit a new record.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 328 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 14,372.

The state announced Thursday morning 23 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 693.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases increased to 307 per day, an all-time high.

The 14-day average of daily new cases decreased slightly to 278 cases per day with Thursday’s updated statistics.

The state reported that 352 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 190 15 40 8
Alcorn 14 1 0 0
Amite 56 1 9 1
Attala 284 15 79 14
Benton 15 0 1 0
Bolivar 154 11 17 4
Calhoun 63 4 23 4
Carroll 115 11 46 9
Chickasaw 130 12 34 8
Choctaw 34 2 0 0
Claiborne 69 2 4 1
Clarke 138 18 17 7
Clay 108 4 0 0
Coahoma 114 4 0 0
Copiah 290 4 0 0
Covington 143 1 1 0
Desoto 503 6 19 2
Forrest 523 38 87 27
Franklin 28 2 2 1
George 21 1 0 0
Greene 9 1 0 0
Grenada 85 3 14 2
Hancock 87 11 9 3
Harrison 247 7 3 2
Hinds 959 24 80 13
Holmes 385 24 77 12
Humphreys 58 7 16 5
Itawamba 84 7 34 6
Jackson 303 13 40 4
Jasper 152 4 1 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 77 2 4 1
Jones 566 22 63 12
Kemper 136 11 28 7
Lafayette 127 4 38 1
Lamar 231 5 5 2
Lauderdale 713 58 189 37
Lawrence 102 1 1 0
Leake 400 12 1 0
Lee 124 5 16 1
Leflore 251 30 82 17
Lincoln 250 24 86 19
Lowndes 189 9 19 5
Madison 694 22 97 12
Marion 114 9 14 2
Marshall 77 3 2 0
Monroe 252 25 92 22
Montgomery 81 1 0 0
Neshoba 589 37 67 20
Newton 256 4 3 0
Noxubee 173 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 154 11 42 7
Panola 64 3 0 0
Pearl River 206 31 45 11
Perry 50 3 0 0
Pike 203 11 15 6
Pontotoc 29 3 3 1
Prentiss 42 3 22 3
Quitman 25 0 0 0
Rankin 385 6 5 0
Scott 630 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 95 0 5 0
Smith 145 11 30 7
Stone 30 0 0 0
Sunflower 78 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 26 1 0 0
Tate 74 1 2 0
Tippah 71 11 0 0
Tishomingo 28 0 1 0
Tunica 53 3 12 2
Union 80 5 20 4
Walthall 52 0 0 0
Warren 159 7 37 5
Washington 166 7 8 1
Wayne 154 0 2 0
Webster 61 1 18 0
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 105 1 0 0
Yalobusha 85 5 25 5
Yazoo 227 4 11 2
Total 14,372 693 1,795 352

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

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