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Mississippi reports 263 new virus cases,16 new deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 263 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 16 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,967, with 570 deaths.

MSDH reports 44 of the new cases were among residents in long-term care facilities.

There are fewer active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, MSDH reports; 87 long-term care facilities in the state have active outbreaks where an outbreak is defined as one or more cases among residents or staff.

One new virus case had been reported from Adam’s County, which as of Wednesday has had a total of 178 confirmed 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 178 15 39 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 48 1 6 1
Attala 259 10 66 10
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 132 10 16 4
Calhoun 59 4 23 4
Carroll 111 8 45 6
Chickasaw 117 12 34 8
Choctaw 24 2 0 0
Claiborne 51 1 2 0
Clarke 120 16 16 7
Clay 86 3 0 0
Coahoma 86 3 0 0
Copiah 211 4 0 0
Covington 117 1 1 0
Desoto 418 5 13 1
Forrest 438 32 82 22
Franklin 22 1 1 0
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 63 2 14 2
Hancock 81 10 7 3
Harrison 220 6 1 1
Hinds 800 23 77 13
Holmes 320 21 70 10
Humphreys 49 5 15 3
Itawamba 81 7 33 6
Jackson 288 13 39 4
Jasper 123 3 0 0
Jefferson 38 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 69 2 3 1
Jones 366 12 48 5
Kemper 110 10 26 6
Lafayette 110 3 37 0
Lamar 205 4 4 2
Lauderdale 616 46 162 28
Lawrence 80 0 1 0
Leake 367 7 3 0
Lee 95 5 8 1
Leflore 205 23 52 11
Lincoln 222 18 68 14
Lowndes 135 6 17 4
Madison 573 18 89 11
Marion 97 8 14 2
Marshall 68 3 2 0
Monroe 226 23 92 20
Montgomery 75 1 0 0
Neshoba 452 26 51 14
Newton 206 3 2 0
Noxubee 145 4 14 3
Oktibbeha 110 8 29 5
Panola 54 2 0 0
Pearl River 197 27 44 9
Perry 38 2 0 0
Pike 186 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 2 3 0
Prentiss 36 3 22 3
Quitman 21 0 0 0
Rankin 310 6 5 0
Scott 567 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 79 0 4 0
Smith 121 10 29 7
Stone 26 0 0 0
Sunflower 70 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 21 1 0 0
Tate 56 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 21 0 1 0
Tunica 45 2 12 2
Union 65 4 18 3
Walthall 46 0 0 0
Warren 136 5 34 3
Washington 139 4 6 1
Wayne 51 0 2 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 80 9 5 2
Winston 86 0 0 0
Yalobusha 75 3 24 3
Yazoo 194 2 7 0
Total 11,967 570 1,568 281

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 19

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.