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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of May 17



New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH as of 3 p.m. yesterday (includes 406 cases from August 31, 2020, to May 13, 2021, identified from recent investigations.)





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

Six deaths occurred between May 14 and May 17 in the counties below:

County list

Five deaths occurred between March 19 and May 10, identified from death certificate reports.

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 2950 82
Alcorn 3144 71
Amite 1234 42
Attala 2145 73
Benton 1012 25
Bolivar 4807 132
Calhoun 1711 32
Carroll 1219 29
Chickasaw 2084 57
Choctaw 764 18
Claiborne 1025 30
Clarke 1781 80
Clay 1856 54
Coahoma 2966 79
Copiah 2979 65
Covington 2604 81
De Soto 21906 260
Forrest 7707 152
Franklin 841 23
George 2496 48
Greene 1307 33
Grenada 2621 87
Hancock 3806 87
Harrison 18002 310
Hinds 20389 416
Holmes 1891 74
Humphreys 968 33
Issaquena 169 6
Itawamba 3014 77
Jackson 13470 246
Jasper 2211 48
Jefferson 657 28
Jefferson Davis 1073 33
Jones 8389 164
Kemper 958 28
Lafayette 6214 119
Lamar 6251 86
Lauderdale 7200 240
Lawrence 1300 24
Leake 2687 73
Lee 9990 175
Leflore 3500 125
Lincoln 3980 111
Lowndes 6415 148
Madison 10135 217
Marion 2697 80
Marshall 4532 103
Monroe 4122 133
Montgomery 1272 42
Neshoba 4033 178
Newton 2471 63
Noxubee 1268 34
Oktibbeha 4633 98
Panola 4606 108
Pearl River 4533 146
Perry 1263 38
Pike 3331 105
Pontotoc 4213 73
Prentiss 2804 60
Quitman 813 16
Rankin 13655 278
Scott 3169 73
Sharkey 502 17
Simpson 2954 89
Smith 1628 34
Stone 1831 33
Sunflower 3365 91
Tallahatchie 1790 41
Tate 3377 84
Tippah 2892 68
Tishomingo 2278 67
Tunica 1062 26
Union 4115 76
Walthall 1343 45
Warren 4400 121
Washington 5349 134
Wayne 2630 41
Webster 1146 32
Wilkinson 679 31
Winston 2278 81
Yalobusha 1653 38
Yazoo 3119 70
Total 315,634 7,268

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 193,383 122,251 315,634
Deaths 5,010 2,258 7,268

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

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases

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

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

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 covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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