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Miss. Dept. of Health reports 55,804 cases of coronavirus; 1,563 deaths

The number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.
The number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.(WTOK)
Published: Jul. 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 55,804. The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed 1,505 new cases and 20 new deaths Wednesday.

So far, 1,563 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi. An estimated 35,071 people have recovered from the virus.

The number of tests done in the state totals 448,475 as of July 28. This includes MSDH Public Health Laboratory tests and other providers.

Number of cases by county (through July 28):

Adams – 539; 23 deaths

Alcorn - 312; 3 deaths

Amite - 188; 4 deaths

Attala – 475; 23 deaths

Benton - 107

Bolivar – 860; 26 deaths

Calhoun - 355; 8 deaths

Carroll - 236; 11 deaths

Chickasaw – 398; 19 deaths

Choctaw - 117; 4 deaths

Claiborne - 387; 12 deaths

Clarke - 284; 25 deaths

Clay – 355; 13 deaths

Coahoma – 593; 7 deaths

Copiah – 862; 22 deaths

Covington - 558; 9 deaths

DeSoto – 2,970; 25 deaths

Forrest – 1,491; 48 deaths

Franklin – 95; 2 deaths

George – 378; 5 deaths

Greene - 211; 10 deaths

Grenada – 781; 19 deaths

Hancock – 298; 14 deaths

Harrison – 1,944; 27 deaths

Hinds – 4,838; 94 deaths

Holmes – 799; 45 deaths

Humphreys – 255; 10 deaths

Issaquena - 19; 1 death

Itawamba – 275; 9 deaths

Jackson – 1,772; 30 deaths

Jasper - 356; 7 deaths

Jefferson - 178; 5 deaths

Jefferson Davis - 187; 5 deaths

Jones – 1,635; 56 deaths

Kemper - 218; 15 deaths

Lafayette – 787; 5 deaths

Lamar – 1,011; 11 deaths

Lauderdale - 1,259; 86 deaths

Lawrence – 284; 3 deaths

Leake – 738; 25 deaths

Lee – 1,069; 28 deaths

Leflore – 785; 57 deaths

Lincoln – 698; 38 deaths

Lowndes – 885; 24 deaths

Madison – 2,167; 50 deaths

Marion – 550; 16 deaths

Marshall – 500; 5 deaths

Monroe – 620; 49 deaths

Montgomery – 258; 3 deaths

Neshoba - 1,165; 83 deaths

Newton - 498; 10 deaths

Noxubee - 389; 10 deaths

Oktibbeha – 1,011; 31 deaths

Panola – 826; 10 deaths

Pearl River – 452; 35 deaths

Perry – 196; 7 deaths

Pike – 781; 30 deaths

Pontotoc – 649; 6 deaths

Prentiss - 282; 6 deaths

Quitman - 195; 1 death

Rankin – 1,988; 27 deaths

Scott – 941; 17 deaths

Sharkey - 122; 1 death

Simpson – 665; 17 deaths

Smith – 361; 12 deaths

Stone - 134; 3 deaths

Sunflower – 854; 17 deaths

Tallahatchie – 371; 9 deaths

Tate – 587; 19 deaths

Tippah – 264; 11 deaths

Tishomingo - 246; 3 deaths

Tunica – 209; 4 deaths

Union – 452; 13 deaths

Walthall – 416; 16 deaths

Warren - 897; 24 deaths

Washington – 1,322; 25 deaths

Wayne - 708; 21 deaths

Webster – 175; 11 deaths

Wilkinson – 160; 12 deaths

Winston – 527; 14 deaths

Yalobusha - 298; 10 deaths

Yazoo – 726; 11 deaths

MSDH has a hotline open 24 hours, 7 days a week for any coronavirus-related questions: 877-978-6453.

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