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State reports 393 new virus cases and 15 deaths, fewer patients hospitalized

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 393 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 15 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 10,483, with 480 deaths.

As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, the number of Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection fell to 410 patients from 437 patients on Thursday.

MSDH reports 78 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 114 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).

Adams County’s COVID-19 case totals as of Thursday stand at 164 confirmed cases and 15 virus-related deaths. MSDH reports 40 Adams County cases and 8 deaths were reported among residents of long-term care facilities in Adams County.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19

The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Cases and Deaths by County

Totals of all reported cases since March 11, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 164 15 40 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 39 0 5 0
Attala 212 5 60 5
Benton 14 0 1 0
Bolivar 120 10 16 4
Calhoun 58 4 23 4
Carroll 106 4 45 3
Chickasaw 110 10 25 6
Choctaw 18 2 0 0
Claiborne 48 0 0 0
Clarke 97 11 14 5
Clay 75 3 0 0
Coahoma 73 3 0 0
Copiah 191 1 1 0
Covington 101 1 2 1
Desoto 355 5 6 1
Forrest 357 24 69 13
Franklin 19 1 1 0
George 16 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 56 2 14 2
Hancock 79 10 6 3
Harrison 223 6 1 1
Hinds 717 18 62 11
Holmes 262 19 43 9
Humphreys 39 5 10 3
Itawamba 73 7 33 6
Jackson 280 13 39 4
Jasper 104 3 1 0
Jefferson 33 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 63 1 2 0
Jones 287 7 40 2
Kemper 100 7 23 4
Lafayette 106 3 37 0
Lamar 164 4 3 2
Lauderdale 557 45 135 27
Lawrence 74 0 1 0
Leake 332 5 1 0
Lee 83 4 5 0
Leflore 197 22 50 11
Lincoln 194 16 66 12
Lowndes 100 4 7 2
Madison 502 15 61 10
Marion 86 7 14 2
Marshall 63 2 2 0
Monroe 209 22 92 19
Montgomery 70 1 0 0
Neshoba 354 18 36 9
Newton 161 2 2 0
Noxubee 118 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 97 6 27 4
Panola 46 2 0 0
Pearl River 193 26 42 8
Perry 35 1 0 0
Pike 173 10 14 5
Pontotoc 25 2 3 0
Prentiss 36 2 22 2
Quitman 19 0 0 0
Rankin 271 6 6 0
Scott 487 6 10 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 72 0 4 0
Smith 107 7 27 4
Stone 26 0 0 0
Sunflower 65 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 15 1 0 0
Tate 55 0 2 0
Tippah 66 11 0 0
Tishomingo 11 0 1 0
Tunica 40 2 12 2
Union 57 4 17 3
Walthall 42 0 0 0
Warren 127 3 15 1
Washington 92 4 4 1
Wayne 32 0 3 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 78 9 5 2
Winston 70 0 0 0
Yalobusha 65 0 24 0
Yazoo 176 2 4 0
Total 10,483 480 1,345 224

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about residence.

Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Deaths by Race

Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. (Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and psychiatric or chemical dependency residential treatment centers.)

Mississippi Cases and Deaths Tables

Mississippi COVID-19 Map and Charts

Data Overviews as of May 12

Our state case map and other data charts are also available in interactive form.

The charts below are based on available data at the time of publication. Charts do not include cases where insufficient details of the case are known.

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