New coronavirus cases in Mississippi set another new 14-day daily record

Published 11:48 am Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Mississippi reported another higher-than-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday as the Mississippi State Department of Health released its latest statistics, and the 14-day daily average case count hit another record.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 374 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 18,483. The state estimates more than 13,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state announced Wednesday 21 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 868. State health officials said 4 of the deaths reported Wednesday actually occurred between May 26 and June 1, but their reporting was delayed.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 309 per day. The record high of the 7-day average of new cases is 328 and was set on June 1.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Wednesday to 317 cases per day, a new record. The previous 14-day average was set Tuesday when the mark reached 313.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 447 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 26 1 0 0
Amite 67 2 12 2
Attala 323 22 89 18
Benton 17 0 1 0
Bolivar 180 11 19 4
Calhoun 75 4 23 4
Carroll 123 11 45 9
Chickasaw 158 15 35 10
Choctaw 62 2 0 0
Claiborne 131 7 42 6
Clarke 164 21 17 9
Clay 145 5 0 0
Coahoma 141 4 0 0
Copiah 366 5 1 0
Covington 200 2 1 0
Desoto 664 11 18 4
Forrest 667 41 93 29
Franklin 29 2 3 1
George 32 2 1 0
Greene 45 2 17 0
Grenada 138 4 17 2
Hancock 94 12 9 3
Harrison 311 7 3 2
Hinds 1206 26 86 13
Holmes 460 32 96 16
Humphreys 78 8 17 6
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 96 8 33 7
Jackson 339 16 38 5
Jasper 189 4 0 0
Jefferson 50 2 0 0
Jefferson Davis 84 3 3 1
Jones 812 36 113 21
Kemper 166 11 37 8
Lafayette 161 4 40 1
Lamar 278 5 3 2
Lauderdale 795 74 179 45
Lawrence 113 1 0 0
Leake 472 14 2 0
Lee 261 11 36 4
Leflore 330 44 127 30
Lincoln 314 32 92 25
Lowndes 290 9 19 5
Madison 843 30 100 16
Marion 132 9 15 2
Marshall 98 3 1 0
Monroe 290 25 93 22
Montgomery 88 1 0 0
Neshoba 821 49 68 22
Newton 313 6 4 0
Noxubee 209 6 15 3
Oktibbeha 327 17 96 14
Panola 110 3 0 0
Pearl River 221 31 45 11
Perry 52 3 0 0
Pike 213 11 15 6
Pontotoc 64 3 3 1
Prentiss 63 3 21 3
Quitman 34 0 0 0
Rankin 505 10 3 0
Scott 682 12 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 117 1 2 0
Smith 173 11 52 8
Stone 33 0 0 0
Sunflower 109 4 0 0
Tallahatchie 35 1 0 0
Tate 118 1 2 0
Tippah 90 11 0 0
Tishomingo 43 0 1 0
Tunica 61 3 12 2
Union 93 7 19 6
Walthall 85 0 0 0
Warren 232 12 38 8
Washington 222 8 7 1
Wayne 346 5 1 0
Webster 99 8 43 7
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 139 2 0 0
Yalobusha 128 7 35 7
Yazoo 329 6 18 2
Total 18,483 868 2,137 447