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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated May 28, 2020
 
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The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health continue to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by the novel (new) coronavirus COVID-19, and are working to limit the spread of cases nationally and in Mississippi. MSDH is actively working with doctors and hospitals to quickly identify cases and respond effectively to limit this outbreak.

If you are waiting for test results, it is essential to remain at home. Do not go to work or leave home. Stay in a specific room at home and avoid contact with other family members as much as possible. These steps are important to prevent the possible spread of disease.

Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (7 days a week, 7 a.m.–11 p.m.): 877-978-6453
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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of May 27

New Cases

328

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

New Deaths

23

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

Carroll1
Clarke1
Clay1
Coahoma1
Forrest1
Jasper1
Jones3
Kemper1
Lauderdale1
Lincoln2
Lowndes1
Madison1
Monroe1
Neshoba3
Oktibbeha 1
Perry1
Washington1
Yazoo1
LTC Outbreaks

127

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.

CountyTotal CasesTotal DeathsTotal LTC Facility CasesTotal LTC Facility Deaths
Adams19015408
Alcorn14100
Amite56191
Attala284157914
Benton15010
Bolivar15411174
Calhoun634234
Carroll11511469
Chickasaw13012348
Choctaw34200
Claiborne69241
Clarke13818177
Clay108400
Coahoma114400
Copiah290400
Covington143110
Desoto5036192
Forrest523388727
Franklin28221
George21100
Greene9100
Grenada853142
Hancock871193
Harrison247732
Hinds959248013
Holmes385247712
Humphreys587165
Itawamba847346
Jackson30313404
Jasper152410
Jefferson40000
Jefferson Davis77241
Jones566226312
Kemper13611287
Lafayette1274381
Lamar231552
Lauderdale7135818937
Lawrence102110
Leake4001210
Lee1245161
Leflore251308217
Lincoln250248619
Lowndes1899195
Madison694229712
Marion1149142
Marshall77320
Monroe252259222
Montgomery81100
Neshoba589376720
Newton256430
Noxubee1736143
Oktibbeha15411427
Panola64300
Pearl River206314511
Perry50300
Pike20311156
Pontotoc29331
Prentiss423223
Quitman25000
Rankin385650
Scott63010132
Sharkey7000
Simpson95050
Smith14511307
Stone30000
Sunflower78300
Tallahatchie26100
Tate74120
Tippah711100
Tishomingo28010
Tunica533122
Union805204
Walthall52000
Warren1597375
Washington166781
Wayne154020
Webster611180
Wilkinson85952
Winston105100
Yalobusha855255
Yazoo2274112
Total 14,372 693 1,795 352

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 27

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).

U.S. and World Cases

COVID-19 Testing

Statewide Combined Testing as of May 27

COVID-19 testing providers around the state include commercial laboratories as well as hospital labs. Combined with testing done by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory, the figures provide a complete picture of all Mississippi testing.

PCR testing detects current, active COVID-19 infection in an individual.

Antibody (serology) testing identifies individuals with past COVID-19 infection based on antibodies they develop one to three weeks after infection.

Total testsPCRAntibody
MSDH Public Health Laboratory27,68327,6830
Other providers135,847128,8147,033
Total tests for COVID-19 statewide163,530156,4977,033

MSDH Individuals Tested as of May 27

MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.

  • Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 26,234
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 2,538

Getting Tested for COVID-19

The MSDH Public Health Laboratory, its partners, and private providers are testing statewide for COVID-19.

Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.

What MSDH Is Doing

The Mississippi State Department of Health is aggressively responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. With other state agencies, it has activated emergency operations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi.

Other steps that MSDH is taking include:

  • Surveillance: Increasing surveillance (monitoring) activities to identify cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible and to limit person-to-person transmission.
  • Testing: Making COVID-19 testing available for healthcare providers through the MSDH Public Health Laboratory.
  • Planning: Working directly with hospitals and healthcare providers across the state to plan for possible cases of COVID-19, preparing them to identify and safely treat cases.
  • Readiness: Assessing statewide hospital capacities, ensuring the capacity of the MSDH Public Health Laboratory for COVID-19 testing, and informing all Mississippi healthcare providers about procedures for identifying and testing for coronavirus cases.
  • Information: Providing guidance to business, education and other entities on how to respond to the possible spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Prevention and Preparation for Individuals and the Community

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Last reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

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