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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.–7 p.m.): 877-978-6453
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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of June 2

New Cases

302

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

New Deaths

15

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

Adams1
Claiborne3
Holmes2
Jackson1
Jones1
Leflore2
Madison2
Neshoba2
Wayne1
LTC Outbreaks

126

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
Adams20216449
Alcorn19100
Amite651121
Attala307188215
Benton14010
Bolivar16611174
Calhoun674234
Carroll11611459
Chickasaw14014349
Choctaw48200
Claiborne1145334
Clarke15519208
Clay118400
Coahoma128400
Copiah325400
Covington177210
Desoto5598193
Forrest592398828
Franklin29231
George28100
Greene331160
Grenada1003142
Hancock901283
Harrison265732
Hinds1066268313
Holmes441308415
Humphreys607165
Itawamba907346
Jackson30914405
Jasper166400
Jefferson42100
Jefferson Davis81341
Jones6863210119
Kemper14911327
Lafayette1504391
Lamar248542
Lauderdale7606820245
Lawrence108110
Leake4541220
Lee1857221
Leflore273369223
Lincoln278298622
Lowndes2419195
Madison7572710115
Marion1169152
Marshall85320
Monroe267259222
Montgomery86100
Neshoba722447023
Newton283440
Noxubee1936153
Oktibbeha267147411
Panola85300
Pearl River212314611
Perry51300
Pike20511156
Pontotoc45331
Prentiss533223
Quitman31000
Rankin453880
Scott66212132
Sharkey7000
Simpson104050
Smith15311437
Stone32000
Sunflower93300
Tallahatchie30100
Tate88120
Tippah761100
Tishomingo35010
Tunica563122
Union867206
Walthall63000
Warren19110377
Washington194781
Wayne235310
Webster673182
Wilkinson85952
Winston122100
Yalobusha976266
Yazoo2914112
Total 16,322 782 1,993 406

Case Classifications

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

ConfirmedProbableTotal
Cases16,21111116,322
Deaths76715782

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 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 June 2

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 2

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
CSTE case definition    https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/
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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