Mississippi releases five days of coronavirus data, new case average hovers near record

Published 3:06 pm Monday, June 22, 2020

After days of delays due to computer software problems, the Mississippi State Health Department officially released the last five days of COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday afternoon.

Mississippi reported an additional 1,646 new cases were confirmed in the last five days, from June 17-June 21, the state reported, bringing the total cases to 22,287. The state estimates more than 17,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state announced 40 new deaths attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 978.

The state reported that two of the deaths reported Monday actually occurred between May 25 and June 7, but were late due to reporting delays.

Of the total deaths, the state reports 488 or 50% of the total were patients at long-term care facilities.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 355 per day. The record high of the 7-day average of new cases is 363 and was set on June 18. The current 7-day daily new case average is more than 100 new cases daily more than the average on May 1.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Monday to 323 cases per day. The 14-day, daily average record was 336 set on June 21.

Editor’s note: Since the Mississippi Department of Health released data for several days lumped together, we simply divided the days evenly to achieve the averages.

Here are the county by county results:
County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 232 18 43 10
Alcorn 35 1 0 0
Amite 75 2 12 2
Attala 336 23 89 19
Benton 20 0 1 0
Bolivar 208 13 20 4
Calhoun 96 4 23 4
Carroll 133 11 45 9
Chickasaw 196 17 36 10
Choctaw 65 3 0 0
Claiborne 168 9 43 8
Clarke 182 21 19 9
Clay 210 6 0 0
Coahoma 161 6 0 0
Copiah 476 11 13 2
Covington 238 3 1 0
Desoto 912 14 18 4
Forrest 729 42 93 29
Franklin 30 2 3 1
George 53 2 1 0
Greene 70 5 31 3
Grenada 195 5 17 2
Hancock 103 13 8 4
Harrison 464 7 10 2
Hinds 1536 33 91 13
Holmes 489 37 98 18
Humphreys 93 9 18 6
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 109 8 34 7
Jackson 402 16 38 5
Jasper 212 6 0 0
Jefferson 63 2 1 0
Jefferson Davis 90 3 3 1
Jones 928 47 143 31
Kemper 168 13 37 9
Lafayette 254 4 41 1
Lamar 341 7 3 2
Lauderdale 847 77 185 48
Lawrence 129 1 0 0
Leake 503 16 3 0
Lee 374 14 54 7
Leflore 420 47 167 33
Lincoln 378 32 109 25
Lowndes 384 10 19 6
Madison 995 31 107 16
Marion 186 10 15 2
Marshall 142 3 4 0
Monroe 311 27 93 24
Montgomery 104 1 0 0
Neshoba 893 58 72 24
Newton 323 8 4 0
Noxubee 223 6 15 3
Oktibbeha 420 19 108 15
Panola 179 5 0 0
Pearl River 226 32 47 12
Perry 55 4 0 0
Pike 278 11 20 6
Pontotoc 128 3 3 1
Prentiss 78 3 24 3
Quitman 49 0 0 0
Rankin 611 12 19 0
Scott 700 14 13 2
Sharkey 13 0 0 0
Simpson 166 2 2 0
Smith 187 11 52 8
Stone 42 1 0 0
Sunflower 155 4 0 0
Tallahatchie 64 1 2 0
Tate 182 2 7 0
Tippah 106 11 0 0
Tishomingo 52 1 2 0
Tunica 76 3 12 2
Union 128 8 19 7
Walthall 133 2 0 0
Warren 331 14 39 8
Washington 302 9 7 1
Wayne 434 8 16 0
Webster 118 10 52 9
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 178 2 4 0
Yalobusha 132 7 35 7
Yazoo 395 6 19 2
Total 22,287 978 2,387 488