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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 26

New Cases

313

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

New Deaths

18

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

Attala1
Grenada 1
Harrison 1
Jones1
Lauderdale1
Leake2
Leflore3
Lincoln1
Lowndes1
Neshoba1
Panola1
Pearl River1
Smith1
Washington1
Yazoo1
LTC Outbreaks

123

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
Attala277157914
Benton14010
Bolivar14911174
Calhoun614234
Carroll11410468
Chickasaw12812348
Choctaw35200
Claiborne64221
Clarke13517177
Clay104300
Coahoma113300
Copiah285400
Covington141110
Desoto4936152
Forrest511378626
Franklin27221
George20100
Greene11100
Grenada823142
Hancock871193
Harrison245732
Hinds920248013
Holmes373247712
Humphreys537165
Itawamba857346
Jackson30013404
Jasper148310
Jefferson40000
Jefferson Davis75231
Jones52519589
Kemper13110286
Lafayette1254381
Lamar227552
Lauderdale6995718437
Lawrence99110
Leake3951210
Lee1175151
Leflore250308217
Lincoln250228517
Lowndes1828195
Madison687219612
Marion1129142
Marshall76320
Monroe253249221
Montgomery81100
Neshoba565346618
Newton250430
Noxubee1696143
Oktibbeha15010397
Panola64300
Pearl River207314511
Perry49200
Pike20211156
Pontotoc28331
Prentiss413223
Quitman25000
Rankin373650
Scott62310132
Sharkey7000
Simpson93040
Smith13311307
Stone30000
Sunflower78300
Tallahatchie25100
Tate69120
Tippah711100
Tishomingo26010
Tunica523122
Union785204
Walthall51000
Warren1587365
Washington163671
Wayne148020
Webster591181
Wilkinson85952
Winston105100
Yalobusha855255
Yazoo2233111
Total 14,044 670 1,767 341

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 26

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 25

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 Laboratory25,10325,1030
Other providers129,521122,7166,805
Total tests for COVID-19 statewide154,624147,8196,805

MSDH Individuals Tested as of May 26

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

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:

Prevention and Preparation for Individuals and the Community



Links referenced
Healthcare    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
MSDH guidances    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
Specimens    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
Lab dropoff    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
CDC guidances    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
MS-HAN Alerts    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21697,420,694,html
All healthcare    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
Prevention,    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
Testing locations    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21912,420,874,html
Personal protection    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
Community prevention    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
After you get tested    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,22051,420,874,html
General information    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
All prevention    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
More information »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,21962,337,html
Find COVID-19 testing near you »    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21912,420,874,html
View a table by county of Mississippi COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8578,420,pdf/COVID-19_LTCF_Cases.pdf
Mississippi COVID-19 cases by county, race and ethnicity    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8573,420,pdf/CasesByRace.pdf
Mississippi COVID-19 deaths by county, race and ethnicity    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8629,420,pdf/DeathsByRace.pdf
View interactive map    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21882,420,873,html
View interactive epidemiological trend and syndromic surveillance    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21995,420,873,html
View interactive hospitalization chart    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21994,420,873,html
Full tables of counties ranked by weekly incidence and cases    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8634,420,pdf/C19-incidence.pdf
COVID-19 cases in the United States (CDC)    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html
U.S. COVID-19 Tracker (CDC)    https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/
COVID-19 Global Case Map (Johns Hopkins University)    https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
Find a COVID-19 testing provider near you    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21912,420,874,html
Video: A tour through COVID-19 testing at the MSDH Public Health Lab    https://youtu.be/adnA2N0h2A4
Preventive steps to take, recommendations, guidances and general information on COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html

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