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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of May 23

NEW CASES

247

New COVID-19 positive tests reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday

NEW DEATHS

9

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday

Attala 2
Carroll 1
Forrest 1
Lauderdale 1
Leake 2
Neshoba 1
Tunica 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

117

Current outbreaks in long-term care facilities. (One or more cases among staff or residents counts as an outbreak.)

About our case counts: We currently update our case totals each morning based on test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included in our totals.

County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

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 186 15 39 8
Alcorn 14 1 0 0
Amite 52 1 7 1
Attala 269 14 79 13
Benton 14 0 1 0
Bolivar 140 10 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 113 10 45 8
Chickasaw 126 12 34 8
Choctaw 29 2 0 0
Claiborne 58 1 2 0
Clarke 126 16 17 7
Clay 99 3 0 0
Coahoma 98 3 0 0
Copiah 278 4 0 0
Covington 127 1 1 0
Desoto 461 6 15 2
Forrest 480 34 85 24
Franklin 25 2 2 1
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 75 2 14 2
Hancock 87 11 9 3
Harrison 234 6 2 1
Hinds 893 24 78 13
Holmes 365 23 77 11
Humphreys 53 7 16 5
Itawamba 85 7 34 6
Jackson 296 13 40 4
Jasper 139 3 1 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 71 2 3 1
Jones 467 13 53 5
Kemper 125 10 27 6
Lafayette 123 3 37 0
Lamar 219 4 4 2
Lauderdale 678 55 181 36
Lawrence 90 1 1 0
Leake 384 10 1 0
Lee 104 5 9 1
Leflore 239 25 64 12
Lincoln 243 20 81 16
Lowndes 160 7 18 4
Madison 654 21 89 12
Marion 108 8 14 2
Marshall 69 3 2 0
Monroe 242 24 92 21
Montgomery 78 1 0 0
Neshoba 512 31 65 17
Newton 224 3 3 0
Noxubee 158 6 14 3
Oktibbeha 134 10 34 7
Panola 62 2 0 0
Pearl River 202 27 44 9
Perry 46 2 0 0
Pike 196 11 14 6
Pontotoc 25 3 3 1
Prentiss 38 3 22 3
Quitman 24 0 0 0
Rankin 349 6 5 0
Scott 589 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 85 0 4 0
Smith 131 10 30 7
Stone 29 0 0 0
Sunflower 77 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 24 1 0 0
Tate 59 1 2 0
Tippah 70 11 0 0
Tishomingo 25 0 1 0
Tunica 48 3 12 2
Union 71 5 20 4
Walthall 49 0 0 0
Warren 150 6 35 4
Washington 153 5 7 1
Wayne 109 0 2 0
Webster 27 1 0 0
Wilkinson 82 9 5 2
Winston 98 1 0 0
Yalobusha 82 4 24 4
Yazoo 215 2 10 0
Total 13,252 625 1,683 315

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 23

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: In our charts by race, “Other” includes American Indian and Asian.


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

Weekly High Case and High Incidence Counties

These weekly tables count cases based on the date of testing, not the date the test result was reported, and count only those cases where the date of testing is known.

They rank counties by weekly cases, and by 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).

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