Mississippi virus cases surpass 13,000 with 433 hospitalized

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mississippi have surpassed 13,000, with more than 1,600 in long-term care facilities, according to the state health department.

Posted: May 23, 2020 8:41 PM
Updated: May 26, 2020 10:22 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mississippi have surpassed 13,000, with more than 1,600 in long-term care facilities, according to the state health department.

The figures on the state health department website Saturday showed totals as of Friday night. They showed the state, with a population of about 3 million, has recorded at least 616 coronavirus-related deaths — more than 300 of them in long-term care facilities. The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 was 433. That number has been as low as 406 and as high as 462 in the past week.

The figures were posted after Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday said he was adding another week to his statewide “safer at home” order because of the pandemic, although he eased restrictions on water parks and other outdoor sports and leisure venues. The new expiration date is June 1.

Tighter restrictions remain in Holmes County, which has a high rate of the virus. And, Reeves has asked people to limit the size of gatherings during Memorial Day weekend.

Some venues that are allowed to be reopen in Mississippi aren't rushing. The Sun-Herald reports that the Beau Rivage casino on the coast won't open until June 1, even though 11 other south Mississippi casinos have opened.

Travis Lunn, the president and chief operating officer of Beau Rivage, told the newspaper that a quick opening was never the goal.

The Gold Strike Casino, Beau Rivage's “sister resort,” reopens on Memorial Day in Tunica in northern Mississippi. Lunn said several Beau Rivage executives and department heads were at Gold Strike to observe and understand the new dynamics of state regulations.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 29684

Reported Deaths: 1103
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds238239
DeSoto148616
Madison126734
Jones110449
Neshoba98171
Lauderdale90079
Rankin88812
Forrest85142
Harrison84210
Scott76215
Copiah59216
Jackson58416
Leake57019
Holmes54441
Wayne53513
Lee53218
Oktibbeha53226
Washington5319
Warren49618
Yazoo4936
Leflore48049
Lowndes47212
Lincoln44334
Lamar4407
Grenada4325
Pike40712
Monroe38830
Lafayette3774
Attala35823
Sunflower3467
Newton3389
Covington3345
Panola3256
Bolivar32114
Adams29318
Simpson2833
Pontotoc2736
Marion27011
Tate2709
Chickasaw26918
Claiborne25610
Jasper2566
Winston2546
Noxubee2538
Pearl River24832
Clay24710
Marshall2173
Smith21611
Clarke20524
Coahoma1916
Union1919
Walthall1804
Kemper17714
Lawrence1701
Yalobusha1677
Carroll16411
Itawamba1348
Humphreys1329
Calhoun1284
Tippah12811
Hancock12613
Webster12610
Montgomery1242
Tallahatchie1224
Jefferson Davis1094
Prentiss1023
Greene1018
Jefferson993
Tunica933
Wilkinson929
Amite892
George783
Tishomingo741
Quitman730
Choctaw724
Perry654
Alcorn631
Stone571
Franklin412
Sharkey340
Benton300
Issaquena91
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 41362

Reported Deaths: 983
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Jefferson4802152
Montgomery3947103
Mobile3904134
Tuscaloosa218842
Marshall168010
Lee130237
Madison12717
Shelby117623
Morgan10475
Walker90524
Franklin87814
Dallas8689
Elmore86414
Baldwin8289
Etowah70713
DeKalb6945
Butler62328
Chambers61227
Tallapoosa58369
Autauga56012
Russell5190
Unassigned50323
Lauderdale4736
Limestone4660
Lowndes46321
Houston4614
Cullman4354
Pike4175
Colbert3836
Coffee3702
Bullock3679
St. Clair3472
Barbour3452
Covington3437
Escambia3326
Calhoun3225
Hale30621
Marengo30011
Talladega3007
Wilcox2898
Sumter28412
Clarke2726
Dale2680
Jackson2632
Winston2463
Monroe2312
Chilton2282
Blount2261
Pickens2226
Marion21413
Randolph2019
Conecuh1977
Choctaw19512
Bibb1861
Greene1838
Macon1819
Perry1621
Henry1313
Crenshaw1253
Lawrence1050
Washington1047
Cherokee857
Geneva780
Lamar751
Fayette671
Clay622
Coosa581
Cleburne361
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