Mississippi reports record high in daily number of new coronavirus cases, nearly 500 in last 24 hours

Published 12:15 pm Monday, June 8, 2020

After several days of a slightly downward trend of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported Monday the highest single-day spike in new cases.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 498 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 17,768.

The state announced Monday 20 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 837. State health officials said 9 of the deaths reported Monday actually occurred between May 13 and June 1, but their reporting was delayed.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 288 per day. The record high of the 7-day average of new cases is 328 and was set exactly one week ago on June 1.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Monday to 308 cases per day.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 435 people from long-term care facilities or 52 percent of the total deaths.

Here are the county by county numbers:

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 222 17 43 10
Alcorn 22 1 0 0
Amite 66 2 12 2
Attala 317 20 89 17
Benton 16 0 1 0
Bolivar 176 11 19 4
Calhoun 72 4 23 4
Carroll 120 11 45 9
Chickasaw 153 15 35 10
Choctaw 58 2 0 0
Claiborne 127 7 42 6
Clarke 163 21 17 9
Clay 134 4 0 0
Coahoma 139 4 0 0
Copiah 357 4 1 0
Covington 190 2 1 0
Desoto 633 11 18 4
Forrest 635 40 92 28
Franklin 29 2 3 1
George 31 2 1 0
Greene 47 1 15 0
Grenada 127 4 17 2
Hancock 93 12 8 3
Harrison 288 7 3 2
Hinds 1164 26 85 13
Holmes 461 31 96 15
Humphreys 74 7 17 5
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 92 8 33 7
Jackson 329 16 38 5
Jasper 184 4 0 0
Jefferson 50 1 0 0
Jefferson Davis 85 3 4 1
Jones 777 36 107 21
Kemper 163 11 37 8
Lafayette 157 4 40 1
Lamar 262 5 3 2
Lauderdale 785 70 177 45
Lawrence 109 1 0 0
Leake 466 12 2 0
Lee 237 9 35 3
Leflore 309 42 96 28
Lincoln 300 32 92 25
Lowndes 274 9 19 5
Madison 807 29 100 15
Marion 127 9 15 2
Marshall 93 3 0 0
Monroe 280 25 93 22
Montgomery 86 1 0 0
Neshoba 772 47 69 22
Newton 301 5 4 0
Noxubee 204 6 15 3
Oktibbeha 300 16 93 13
Panola 102 3 0 0
Pearl River 217 31 46 11
Perry 52 3 0 0
Pike 211 11 14 6
Pontotoc 60 3 3 1
Prentiss 57 3 21 3
Quitman 32 0 0 0
Rankin 485 9 3 0
Scott 673 12 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 108 0 2 0
Smith 168 11 51 8
Stone 34 0 0 0
Sunflower 103 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 35 1 0 0
Tate 103 1 2 0
Tippah 84 11 0 0
Tishomingo 41 0 1 0
Tunica 58 3 12 2
Union 92 7 19 6
Walthall 76 0 0 0
Warren 214 12 38 8
Washington 215 8 7 1
Wayne 328 4 1 0
Webster 98 6 19 4
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 136 1 0 0
Yalobusha 121 7 35 7
Yazoo 310 6 18 2
Total 17,768 837 2,065 435