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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of May 26



New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH as of 3 p.m. yesterday.





Variant Strains

554 cases of COVID-19 from five variant strains have been reported in Mississippi as of May 21.

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 3 p.m. yesterday.

Two deaths occurred between May 15 and May 25 in the counties below:

County list





Current outbreaks in long-term care (LTC) facilities only. (See LTC facility outbreak definition.)

About our case counts: We currently update our case totals each weekday based on test results from the previous day (or weekend). Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included in our totals. Multiple positive tests for the same individual are counted only once. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

Statewide COVID-19 Data and Reports

County COVID-19 Data

Data Snapshots for Individual Counties

Race and Ethnicity

High Cases and Incidence

Variant Strains

Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County

Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

Long-term care case and death totals by county are undergoing data review and are not currently available.

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

County Total Cases Total Deaths
Adams 2995 82
Alcorn 3159 71
Amite 1247 42
Attala 2146 73
Benton 1018 25
Bolivar 4811 133
Calhoun 1731 32
Carroll 1223 30
Chickasaw 2094 59
Choctaw 787 18
Claiborne 1028 30
Clarke 1787 80
Clay 1860 54
Coahoma 2975 81
Copiah 2988 65
Covington 2638 81
De Soto 22080 261
Forrest 7764 153
Franklin 845 23
George 2505 48
Greene 1311 33
Grenada 2630 87
Hancock 3832 87
Harrison 18136 313
Hinds 20474 416
Holmes 1896 74
Humphreys 971 33
Issaquena 169 6
Itawamba 3034 77
Jackson 13546 248
Jasper 2214 48
Jefferson 661 28
Jefferson Davis 1073 33
Jones 8415 164
Kemper 961 28
Lafayette 6253 119
Lamar 6281 88
Lauderdale 7222 240
Lawrence 1306 24
Leake 2703 74
Lee 10014 175
Leflore 3502 125
Lincoln 3991 111
Lowndes 6441 148
Madison 10178 224
Marion 2707 80
Marshall 4557 105
Monroe 4141 135
Montgomery 1282 43
Neshoba 4049 178
Newton 2476 62
Noxubee 1275 34
Oktibbeha 4648 98
Panola 4627 109
Pearl River 4549 146
Perry 1265 38
Pike 3351 106
Pontotoc 4228 73
Prentiss 2817 60
Quitman 816 16
Rankin 13783 280
Scott 3183 74
Sharkey 505 17
Simpson 2965 89
Smith 1633 34
Stone 1848 33
Sunflower 3377 91
Tallahatchie 1794 41
Tate 3399 85
Tippah 2901 68
Tishomingo 2298 67
Tunica 1071 26
Union 4135 76
Walthall 1347 45
Warren 4417 122
Washington 5389 135
Wayne 2639 42
Webster 1149 32
Wilkinson 684 31
Winston 2289 81
Yalobusha 1662 38
Yazoo 3125 70
Total 317,276 7,304

Case Classifications

Mississippi investigates and reports both probable and confirmed cases and deaths according to the CSTE case definition.

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 194,226 123,050 317,276
Deaths 5,035 2,269 7,304

Confirmed cases and deaths are generally determined by positive PCR tests, which detect the presence of ongoing coronavirus infection.

Probable cases are those who test positive by other testing methods such as antibody or antigen, and have recent symptoms consistent with COVID-19, indicating a recent infection.

Probable deaths are those individuals with a designation of COVID-19 as a cause of death on the death certificate, but where no confirmatory testing was performed.

Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts and Maps

Hospitalizations and Bed Availability

Hospitalization Trend to Date

Updated weekly

Hospital Bed Availability

Updated weekdays (interactive)


Case and Incidence Maps

Recent COVID-19 Activity

Updated weekly

The chart below shows counties according to COVID-19 incidence (cases by population) over the last two weeks. Also see weekly county incidence tables

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases

Total cases and deaths by county since the start of the pandemic. Also see weekly estimate of recoveries

Daily Statewide Data Charts

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.

Note: Values up to two weeks in the past on the chart of Cases by Date above can change as we update it with new information from disease investigation.

Weekly Statewide Data Charts


  • Cases, deaths and hospitalizations, analyzed by age, race/ethnicity, gender and other factors
  • MIS-C cases and deaths
  • Counties with high COVID-19 cases and incidence
  • Syndromic surveillance
All weekly charts

Weekly Pediatric MIS-C Cases and Deaths

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 that causes inflammation in many body parts, including the heart and other vital organs.

Weekly High Case and High Incidence Counties

Tracking counties with recent high numbers of COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population, provides insight on where local outbreaks are most serious, and where protective measures should be increased. For more accurate reporting, these weekly charts include sample collection dates only up to seven days in the past to allow for case investigation and delays in lab test reports.

Cases counts in these charts is based on the date of illness onset. If the date of illness is not known, the date the test sample was taken, or the date of test result reporting is used instead. Counts are adjusted as cases are investigated.

Counties are ranked by two-week case counts, and by two-week incidence (cases proportional to population). A separate table ranking all counties is also available. All tables updated weekly.

Syndromic Surveillance

Emergency department visits by those with symptoms characteristic of COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia, updated weekly.

Estimated Recoveries

Presumed COVID-19 cases recovered, estimated weekly (does not include cases still under investigation). is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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