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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated June 5, 2020. PLEASE NOTE that today's update is delayed due to technical problems.
 
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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
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COVID-19 in Mississippi

Today's updates will be delayed. Technical problems are delaying today's COVID-19 update. We hope to bring you essential numbers later today.

New Cases and Deaths as of June 4

New Cases

209

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

New Deaths

9

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

Holmes1
Lauderdale1
Leflore2
Madison1
Neshoba1
Washington1
Webster1
Yazoo1
LTC Outbreaks

116

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) facilities.

Note: Cases in residential care facilities are no longer included in long-term care facility totals. This will cause some LTC numbers to be slightly lower today than yesterday.

CountyTotal CasesTotal DeathsTotal LTC Facility CasesTotal LTC Facility Deaths
Adams20416429
Alcorn19100
Amite651121
Attala312188715
Benton14010
Bolivar16911164
Calhoun684234
Carroll11911459
Chickasaw14314349
Choctaw52200
Claiborne1165414
Clarke15619178
Clay125400
Coahoma132400
Copiah334400
Covington183210
Desoto59310174
Forrest600399228
Franklin29231
George30210
Greene301130
Grenada1104152
Hancock901283
Harrison268732
Hinds1104267913
Holmes444318415
Humphreys647165
Issaquena0000
Itawamba897336
Jackson31415385
Jasper168400
Jefferson42100
Jefferson Davis82341
Jones7093310420
Kemper15611327
Lafayette1564391
Lamar252532
Lauderdale7656917445
Lawrence107100
Leake4551220
Lee1978212
Leflore282389122
Lincoln281319123
Lowndes2529195
Madison778299915
Marion1169152
Marshall89300
Monroe269259122
Montgomery84100
Neshoba739457022
Newton292440
Noxubee1956153
Oktibbeha283148611
Panola87300
Pearl River212314611
Perry51300
Pike20411146
Pontotoc49331
Prentiss533213
Quitman32000
Rankin463960
Scott66312132
Sharkey7000
Simpson105040
Smith15611438
Stone32000
Sunflower96300
Tallahatchie31100
Tate93120
Tippah761100
Tishomingo36010
Tunica583122
Union897186
Walthall67000
Warren19910377
Washington199871
Wayne280310
Webster885183
Wilkinson85952
Winston124100
Yalobusha1116266
Yazoo2985112
Total 16,769 803 1,969 410

Case Classifications

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

ConfirmedProbableTotal
Cases16,65411516,769
Deaths78716803

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.

Active Outbreaks

The table of active outbreaks below lists all facilities that have a current COVID-19 outbreak. Employee cases and resident cases are total cases associated only with the current outbreak. The reported deaths represent the number of deaths that have occurred among the cases in the current outbreak.

Mississippi Cases and Deaths Tables

Mississippi COVID-19 Map and Charts

Data Overviews as of June 4

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 4

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 Laboratory37,52737,5270
Other testing providers164,143155,4818,662
Total tests for COVID-19 statewide201,670193,0088,662

MSDH Individuals Tested as of June 4

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: 35,449
  • Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 2,955

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.

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Last reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

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