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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated June 4, 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 if you have symptoms of COVID-19. 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.

If you are awaiting results from a routine screening test, but have no symptoms, you may return to work under the guidance of your employer (unless otherwise directed by the Mississippi State Department of Health).

Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline (7 days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m.): 877-978-6453
Hard of hearing? Dial 711 for assistance.

COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of June 3

New Cases

238

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

New Deaths

12*

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

Desoto2
Jones1
Lee1
Lincoln2
Madison1
Rankin1
Webster 1

* 3 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between April 26 and May 26 were identified through death certificate reports. The additional deaths are reported in the following counties:

George1
Grenada1
Jackson1
LTC Outbreaks

119

Current outbreaks in long-term care and residential 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) and residential care facilities.

CountyTotal CasesTotal DeathsTotal LTC Facility CasesTotal LTC Facility Deaths
Adams20316449
Alcorn19100
Amite661121
Attala311188215
Benton14010
Bolivar16911174
Calhoun674234
Carroll11911459
Chickasaw14014349
Choctaw50200
Claiborne1155334
Clarke15619208
Clay125400
Coahoma131400
Copiah329400
Covington179210
Desoto57510193
Forrest595398828
Franklin29231
George29200
Greene331160
Grenada1074142
Hancock901283
Harrison269732
Hinds1074268313
Holmes443308415
Humphreys637165
Issaquena0000
Itawamba897346
Jackson31415405
Jasper167400
Jefferson42100
Jefferson Davis82341
Jones7013310119
Kemper15511327
Lafayette1544391
Lamar250542
Lauderdale7596820245
Lawrence107110
Leake4521220
Lee1948221
Leflore277369223
Lincoln280318622
Lowndes2479195
Madison7672810115
Marion1169152
Marshall87320
Monroe269259222
Montgomery84100
Neshoba728447023
Newton288440
Noxubee1936153
Oktibbeha273147411
Panola84300
Pearl River212314611
Perry51300
Pike20411156
Pontotoc47331
Prentiss533223
Quitman32000
Rankin456980
Scott66312132
Sharkey7000
Simpson104050
Smith15511437
Stone32000
Sunflower92300
Tallahatchie30100
Tate91120
Tippah761100
Tishomingo36010
Tunica583122
Union897206
Walthall64000
Warren19610377
Washington198781
Wayne262310
Webster844182
Wilkinson85952
Winston124100
Yalobusha1046266
Yazoo2964112
Total 16,560 1,993 794 406

Case Classifications

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

ConfirmedProbableTotal
Cases16,44711316,560
Deaths77816794

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.

Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Outbreaks

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. Residential care facilities also represent group living facilities where COVID-19 can be easily spread.

Mississippi Cases and Deaths Tables

Mississippi COVID-19 Map and Charts

Data Overviews as of June 3

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 June 2

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 Laboratory35,33335,3330
Other providers157,029149,0028,027
Total tests for COVID-19 statewide192,362184,3358,027

MSDH Individuals Tested as of June 3

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: 34,847
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 2,935

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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