Coronavirus in Mississippi: 69,374 cases, 1,989 deaths reported by health dept.

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus (May 2020)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 69,374.

The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 1,081 new cases and 45 new deaths Wednesday.

So far, 1,989 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi.

The number of tests done in the state totals 524,118 as of August 11. This includes MSDH Public Health Laboratory tests and other providers.

An estimated 49,836 people have recovered from the virus.

Number of cases by county (through August 10):

  • Adams – 642; 26 deaths
  • Alcorn - 439; 5 deaths
  • Amite - 240; 6 deaths
  • Attala – 533; 25 deaths
  • Benton - 154; 1 death
  • Bolivar – 1,156; 36 deaths
  • Calhoun - 426; 9 deaths
  • Carroll - 262; 11 deaths
  • Chickasaw – 488; 19 deaths
  • Choctaw - 138; 4 deaths
  • Claiborne - 409; 14 deaths
  • Clarke - 343; 28 deaths
  • Clay – 409; 14 deaths
  • Coahoma – 789; 13 deaths
  • Copiah – 971; 28 deaths
  • Covington - 637; 15 deaths
  • DeSoto – 3,753; 31 deaths
  • Forrest – 1,858; 57 deaths
  • Franklin – 135; 2 deaths
  • George – 603; 8 deaths
  • Greene - 262; 13 deaths
  • Grenada – 856; 26 deaths
  • Hancock – 409; 15 deaths
  • Harrison – 2,651; 36 deaths
  • Hinds – 5,768; 121 deaths
  • Holmes – 923; 49 deaths
  • Humphreys – 299; 12 deaths
  • Issaquena - 27; 2 deaths
  • Itawamba – 395; 10 deaths
  • Jackson – 2,391; 45 deaths
  • Jasper - 395; 10 deaths
  • Jefferson - 196; 7 deaths
  • Jefferson Davis - 240; 6 deaths
  • Jones – 1,947; 62 deaths
  • Kemper - 240; 14 deaths
  • Lafayette – 1,018; 20 deaths
  • Lamar – 1,241; 15 deaths
  • Lauderdale - 1,439; 93 deaths
  • Lawrence – 329; 8 deaths
  • Leake – 799; 27 deaths
  • Lee – 1,563; 42 deaths
  • Leflore – 959; 68 deaths
  • Lincoln – 846; 43 deaths
  • Lowndes – 1,102; 40 deaths
  • Madison – 2,489; 72 deaths
  • Marion – 689; 21 deaths
  • Marshall – 729; 9 deaths
  • Monroe – 831; 55 deaths
  • Montgomery – 345; 6 deaths
  • Neshoba - 1,306; 94 deaths
  • Newton - 555; 11 deaths
  • Noxubee - 463; 12 deaths
  • Oktibbeha – 1,136; 39 deaths
  • Panola – 1,091; 17 deaths
  • Pearl River – 567; 40 deaths
  • Perry – 248; 8 deaths
  • Pike – 951; 37 deaths
  • Pontotoc – 857; 9 deaths
  • Prentiss - 441; 10 deaths
  • Quitman - 275; 1 death
  • Rankin – 2,322; 38 deaths
  • Scott – 1,017; 20 deaths
  • Sharkey - 206; 5 deaths
  • Simpson – 821; 31 deaths
  • Smith – 412; 13 deaths
  • Stone - 224; 5 deaths
  • Sunflower – 1,071; 27 deaths
  • Tallahatchie – 547; 11 deaths
  • Tate – 746; 30 deaths
  • Tippah – 388; 14 deaths
  • Tishomingo - 444; 9 deaths
  • Tunica – 365; 7 deaths
  • Union – 700; 17 deaths
  • Walthall – 511; 21 deaths
  • Warren - 1,137; 35 deaths
  • Washington – 1,722; 44 deaths
  • Wayne - 789; 21 deaths
  • Webster – 248; 13 deaths
  • Wilkinson – 220; 13 deaths
  • Winston – 635; 16 deaths
  • Yalobusha - 318; 10 deaths
  • Yazoo – 870; 13 deaths

On March 19, the first in-state death from the virus was reported of a man from Hancock County.

Mississippi Department of Health has a hotline open 24 hours, 7 days a week for any coronavirus-related questions: 877-978-6453.

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