Last two weeks marked Mississippi record in new coronavirus cases

Published 9:49 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Mississippi’s two-week daily average of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases rose to another new high Tuesday as the state reported the latest statistics.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 341 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 18,109.

The state announced Tuesday 10 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 847. State health officials said 1 of the deaths reported Tuesday actually May 16, but the reporting was delayed.

Over the last 14 days, Mississippi reported 4,378 new cases or approximately 24 percent of all known cases since March occurred in the last two weeks.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 298 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 Tuesday to 313 cases per day, a new high.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 440 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 23 1 0 0
Amite 66 2 12 2
Attala 319 21 89 18
Benton 16 0 1 0
Bolivar 179 11 19 4
Calhoun 74 4 23 4
Carroll 121 11 45 9
Chickasaw 154 15 35 10
Choctaw 62 2 0 0
Claiborne 129 7 42 6
Clarke 163 21 17 9
Clay 137 4 0 0
Coahoma 141 4 0 0
Copiah 360 4 1 0
Covington 189 2 1 0
Desoto 642 11 18 4
Forrest 649 40 93 28
Franklin 29 2 3 1
George 32 2 1 0
Greene 44 2 15 0
Grenada 133 4 17 2
Hancock 93 12 9 3
Harrison 299 7 3 2
Hinds 1186 26 86 13
Holmes 457 31 96 15
Humphreys 75 8 17 6
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 93 8 33 7
Jackson 338 16 38 5
Jasper 185 4 0 0
Jefferson 49 1 0 0
Jefferson Davis 84 3 3 1
Jones 792 36 112 21
Kemper 166 11 37 8
Lafayette 156 4 40 1
Lamar 272 5 3 2
Lauderdale 793 71 179 45
Lawrence 109 1 0 0
Leake 469 12 2 0
Lee 248 9 35 3
Leflore 322 43 110 29
Lincoln 308 32 92 25
Lowndes 277 9 19 5
Madison 832 29 100 15
Marion 129 9 15 2
Marshall 96 3 1 0
Monroe 285 25 93 22
Montgomery 88 1 0 0
Neshoba 805 48 69 22
Newton 307 5 4 0
Noxubee 206 6 15 3
Oktibbeha 307 16 95 13
Panola 105 3 0 0
Pearl River 221 31 45 11
Perry 52 3 0 0
Pike 211 11 14 6
Pontotoc 62 3 3 1
Prentiss 62 3 21 3
Quitman 32 0 0 0
Rankin 498 10 3 0
Scott 677 12 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 112 0 2 0
Smith 172 11 51 8
Stone 33 0 0 0
Sunflower 105 4 0 0
Tallahatchie 35 1 0 0
Tate 112 1 2 0
Tippah 87 11 0 0
Tishomingo 42 0 1 0
Tunica 60 3 12 2
Union 90 7 19 6
Walthall 82 0 0 0
Warren 223 12 38 8
Washington 221 8 7 1
Wayne 335 5 1 0
Webster 98 7 41 6
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 136 1 0 0
Yalobusha 123 7 35 7
Yazoo 321 6 18 2
Total 18,109 847 2,112 440