Average daily coronavirus cases hit new record high in Mississippi

Published 3:03 pm Friday, June 12, 2020

After a technical problem prevented the state health department from updating Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus statistics on Thursday, the state reported Thursday and Friday’s combined numbers Friday afternoon, and the 7-day average of new cases hit another record high.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 hit a new record as well with a total of 710 patients. Of those, confirmed COVID-19 was 486 with another 224 suspected positives awaiting testing.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 608 new cases were confirmed in the last 48 hours bringing the total cases to 19,091. The state estimates more than 13,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state announced Friday 13 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 881.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 332 per day, a new record high. The previous record high of the 7-day average of new cases was 328 and was set on June 1.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Friday to 307 cases per day.

Here are the county by county numbers:

County Total Cases Total Deaths
Adams 225 17
Alcorn 28 1
Amite 67 2
Attala 328 23
Benton 17 0
Bolivar 185 11
Calhoun 77 4
Carroll 122 11
Chickasaw 163 15
Choctaw 62 2
Claiborne 138 7
Clarke 165 21
Clay 169 5
Coahoma 145 4
Copiah 388 6
Covington 201 2
Desoto 694 12
Forrest 672 41
Franklin 30 2
George 35 2
Greene 49 2
Grenada 153 4
Hancock 98 12
Harrison 319 7
Hinds 1245 27
Holmes 463 32
Humphreys 80 8
Issaquena 0 0
Itawamba 99 8
Jackson 344 16
Jasper 190 4
Jefferson 52 2
Jefferson Davis 84 3
Jones 845 37
Kemper 167 12
Lafayette 169 4
Lamar 287 5
Lauderdale 801 75
Lawrence 115 1
Leake 478 15
Lee 287 11
Leflore 350 44
Lincoln 316 32
Lowndes 311 9
Madison 864 30
Marion 137 9
Marshall 98 3
Monroe 291 25
Montgomery 93 1
Neshoba 855 50
Newton 320 6
Noxubee 212 6
Oktibbeha 348 17
Panola 118 3
Pearl River 219 31
Perry 53 3
Pike 220 11
Pontotoc 70 3
Prentiss 65 3
Quitman 39 0
Rankin 529 10
Scott 685 12
Sharkey 8 0
Simpson 117 1
Smith 173 11
Stone 34 0
Sunflower 113 4
Tallahatchie 39 1
Tate 123 1
Tippah 92 11
Tishomingo 44 0
Tunica 62 3
Union 96 8
Walthall 97 1
Warren 245 12
Washington 236 8
Wayne 373 7
Webster 109 8
Wilkinson 85 9
Winston 143 2
Yalobusha 136 7
Yazoo 337 6
Total 19,091 881

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