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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of May 20

NEW CASES

255

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

NEW DEATHS

10

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

Attala 1
Carroll 1
Desoto 1
Hinds 1
Lauderdale 1
Leflore 1
Lincoln 1
Lowndes 1
Madison 1
Yalobusha 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

98

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 179 15 39 8
Alcorn 12 1 0 0
Amite 49 1 7 1
Attala 257 11 66 11
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 133 10 17 4
Calhoun 61 4 23 4
Carroll 112 9 45 7
Chickasaw 122 12 34 8
Choctaw 27 2 0 0
Claiborne 51 1 2 0
Clarke 119 16 16 7
Clay 90 3 0 0
Coahoma 86 3 0 0
Copiah 228 4 0 0
Covington 123 1 1 0
Desoto 419 6 14 2
Forrest 453 32 83 22
Franklin 23 1 1 0
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 66 2 14 2
Hancock 81 10 7 3
Harrison 224 6 1 1
Hinds 825 24 77 13
Holmes 333 21 71 10
Humphreys 49 5 15 3
Itawamba 80 7 34 6
Jackson 291 13 39 4
Jasper 126 3 0 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 69 2 3 1
Jones 386 12 49 5
Kemper 112 10 26 6
Lafayette 110 3 37 0
Lamar 210 4 4 2
Lauderdale 637 47 162 29
Lawrence 81 0 1 0
Leake 368 7 2 0
Lee 97 5 8 1
Leflore 206 24 53 12
Lincoln 224 19 80 15
Lowndes 136 7 17 4
Madison 582 19 89 12
Marion 100 8 14 2
Marshall 68 3 2 0
Monroe 229 23 92 20
Montgomery 76 1 0 0
Neshoba 470 26 52 14
Newton 210 3 2 0
Noxubee 148 4 14 3
Oktibbeha 114 8 29 5
Panola 58 2 0 0
Pearl River 197 27 44 9
Perry 38 2 0 0
Pike 188 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 2 3 0
Prentiss 37 3 22 3
Quitman 21 0 0 0
Rankin 315 6 5 0
Scott 569 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 79 0 4 0
Smith 124 10 29 7
Stone 25 0 0 0
Sunflower 71 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 23 1 0 0
Tate 58 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 21 0 1 0
Tunica 45 2 12 2
Union 66 4 19 3
Walthall 48 0 0 0
Warren 138 5 34 3
Washington 143 4 7 1
Wayne 58 0 2 0
Webster 25 1 0 0
Wilkinson 80 9 5 2
Winston 92 0 0 0
Yalobusha 76 4 24 4
Yazoo 194 2 7 0
Total 12,222 580 1,590 289

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

Because of the large number of charts now being prepared daily, updates to this area can be expected during the afternoon.

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.

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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