Developing: Mississippi sees spike in daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases, trailing averages climbing again

Published 11:47 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mississippi reported a spike Wednesday in new COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths over the last 24 hours, driving the trailing 7- and 14-day averages higher again.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 489 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 20,641. The state estimates more than 15,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state announced Wednesday 23 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 938. The state reported that 16 of the deaths reported Wednesday actually occurred between May 23 and June 11, but were late due to reporting delays.

Of the total deaths, the state reports 477 or 51% of the total were patients at long-term care facilities.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 308 per day. The record high of the 7-day average of new cases is 332 and was set on June 12.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Wednesday to 309 cases per day. The 14-day, daily average record was 317 set on June 10.

Both averages had been down over the last several days, but jumped back up with the high number of cases reported Wednesday.

Here are the county by county results:
County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 227 18 43 10
Alcorn 32 1 0 0
Amite 73 2 12 2
Attala 335 23 89 19
Benton 18 0 1 0
Bolivar 197 13 19 4
Calhoun 83 4 23 4
Carroll 122 11 45 9
Chickasaw 177 16 35 10
Choctaw 71 2 0 0
Claiborne 144 9 43 8
Clarke 168 21 18 9
Clay 185 6 0 0
Coahoma 156 6 0 0
Copiah 425 7 8 1
Covington 213 3 1 0
Desoto 790 14 18 4
Forrest 697 41 94 29
Franklin 30 2 3 1
George 41 2 1 0
Greene 56 4 19 2
Grenada 170 4 17 2
Hancock 100 13 8 4
Harrison 393 7 6 2
Hinds 1390 29 90 13
Holmes 477 35 97 17
Humphreys 83 8 18 6
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 106 8 34 7
Jackson 385 16 38 5
Jasper 203 4 0 0
Jefferson 57 2 0 0
Jefferson Davis 86 3 3 1
Jones 910 44 125 27
Kemper 169 13 37 9
Lafayette 209 4 40 1
Lamar 300 6 3 2
Lauderdale 818 75 182 48
Lawrence 121 1 0 0
Leake 496 16 2 0
Lee 330 14 49 7
Leflore 385 47 163 33
Lincoln 330 32 93 25
Lowndes 352 10 19 6
Madison 922 31 102 16
Marion 163 9 15 2
Marshall 122 3 3 0
Monroe 301 26 93 23
Montgomery 98 1 0 0
Neshoba 921 56 68 24
Newton 325 8 4 0
Noxubee 218 6 15 3
Oktibbeha 386 18 101 14
Panola 146 4 0 0
Pearl River 224 32 46 12
Perry 55 3 0 0
Pike 248 11 19 6
Pontotoc 93 3 3 1
Prentiss 70 3 24 3
Quitman 52 0 0 0
Rankin 563 10 14 0
Scott 696 12 13 2
Sharkey 9 0 0 0
Simpson 126 1 2 0
Smith 182 11 52 8
Stone 35 1 0 0
Sunflower 128 4 0 0
Tallahatchie 49 1 2 0
Tate 155 1 2 0
Tippah 100 11 0 0
Tishomingo 47 1 2 0
Tunica 67 3 12 2
Union 109 8 19 7
Walthall 111 1 0 0
Warren 280 14 39 8
Washington 276 9 7 1
Wayne 409 8 4 0
Webster 109 8 50 7
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 158 2 0 0
Yalobusha 139 7 35 7
Yazoo 354 6 19 2
Total 20,641 938 2,266 477