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Tuesday update: State reports spike in new virus cases and patients hospitalized

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 272 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 27 new deaths.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,704, with 554 deaths. As of 6 p.m. Monday there were 441 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection compared to 389 hospitalized on Sunday.

MSDH reports 45 of the new cases were among residents in long-term care facilities and there are now 98 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. An outbreak is defined as one or more cases among residents or staff.

Adam’s County has had a total of 177 virus cases and 15 virus-related deaths reported since March 11. Of those cases, 39 were residents of long-term care facilities in Adams County and 8 residents of long-term care facilities died with the disease.

More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus and statewide testing locations, 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 177 15 39 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 45 1 6 1
Attala 259 9 65 9
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 129 10 16 4
Calhoun 59 4 23 4
Carroll 110 8 45 6
Chickasaw 116 12 32 8
Choctaw 23 2 0 0
Claiborne 51 1 2 0
Clarke 113 14 14 6
Clay 86 3 0 0
Coahoma 85 3 0 0
Copiah 207 3 0 0
Covington 110 1 1 0
Desoto 404 5 13 1
Forrest 435 29 78 19
Franklin 21 1 1 0
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 60 2 14 2
Hancock 81 10 6 3
Harrison 218 6 1 1
Hinds 786 22 76 13
Holmes 310 20 70 9
Humphreys 49 5 14 3
Itawamba 79 7 33 6
Jackson 287 13 39 4
Jasper 116 3 0 0
Jefferson 38 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 69 2 3 1
Jones 358 10 45 5
Kemper 105 10 25 6
Lafayette 109 3 37 0
Lamar 199 4 4 2
Lauderdale 602 46 * 159 28
Lawrence 80 0 1 0
Leake 364 7 4 0
Lee 96 5 8 1
Leflore 202 22 51 11
Lincoln 218 18 68 14
Lowndes 132 6 9 4
Madison 561 17 89 11
Marion 93 8 14 2
Marshall 67 3 2 0
Monroe 220 23 92 20
Montgomery 74 1 0 0
Neshoba 429 25 50 13
Newton 196 3 2 0
Noxubee 145 4 14 3
Oktibbeha 107 8 28 4
Panola 52 2 0 0
Pearl River 195 27 42 9
Perry 37 2 0 0
Pike 184 11 14 6
Pontotoc 25 2 3 0
Prentiss 36 3 21 3
Quitman 21 0 0 0
Rankin 295 6 5 0
Scott 550 10 12 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 78 0 4 0
Smith 120 9 29 6
Stone 24 0 0 0
Sunflower 68 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 21 1 0 0
Tate 55 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 21 0 1 0
Tunica 45 2 12 2
Union 65 4 18 3
Walthall 44 0 0 0
Warren 135 5 34 3
Washington 128 4 5 1
Wayne 45 0 2 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 78 9 5 2
Winston 86 0 0 0
Yalobusha 75 2 24 2
Yazoo 192 2 7 0
Total 11,704 554 1,534 271

Note: One death that was previously reported from Lauderdale County was in error, and has corrected.

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information about a 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 18

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.