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WEDNESDAY — 263 new Coronavirus cases and 16 new deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 11,967 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 263 newly identified cases on Wednesday.

It is the 42nd consecutive day (44 of 45) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 27 days of more than 200 and eight days of 300 or more  and one of more than 400.

Last week was the first time in 10 weeks that the total number of cases reported was fewer the the week prior as the daily average went from 278.8 to 270.7 over a seven day period as measured by the Mississippi Business Journal.

There have been 571 total deaths reported (16 new), the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions.

Cumulatively thus far, Hinds County has the most cases with 800, followed Lauderdale County with 616, Madison County with 573, Scott County with 567, Forrest County with 438, DeSoto with 418, Rankin County with 310, Jackson County with 288 and Harrison County with 220.

Counties with the most deaths are Lauderdale with 46, Forrest with 32, Pearl River with 27, Neshoba with 26, Monroe with 23, Leflore with 22, Hinds with 23 and Holmes with 21.

TRACKING CASES BY THE WEEK:

» May 18-24 — (Incomplete) Total cases 671/ Avg. per day 223.6

» May 11-17 — Total cases 1,895/ Avg. per day 270.7

» May 4-10 — Total cases 1,951/ Avg. per day 278.7

» April 27-May 3 — Total cases 1,639 /Avg. per day 234.1

» April 20- April 26  — Total cases 1,637 /Avg. per day 233.0

» April 13-19 — Total cases 1,493 / Avg. per day 213.3

» April 6-12 — Total cases 1,143 /Avg. per day 163.3

» March 30- April 5 — Total cases 880 /Avg. per day 125.7

» March 23-29 — Total cases 551 /Avg. per day 78.7

» March 16-22 — Total cases 234 /Avg. per day 33.4

(The Mississippi Business Journal measures weekly cases on a 7-day cycle beginning every Monday)

Tracking new cases reported to Mississippi Department of Health:

May 20: 263

May 19: 272

May 18: 136

May 17: 173

May 16: 322

May 15: 318

May 14: 393

May 13: 182

May 12: 234

May 11: 173

May 10: 123

May 9: 288

May 8: 404

May 7: 262

May 6: 217

May 5: 330

May 4: 327

May 3: 109

May 2: 229

May 1: 397

April 30: 246

April 29: 227

April 28: 248

April 27: 183

April 26: 193

April 25: 284

April 24: 281

April 23: 259

April 22: 178

April 21: 204

April 20: 238

April 19: 300

April 18: 181

April 17: 169

April 16: 264

April 15: 273

April 14: 145

April 13: 161

April 12: 139

April 11: 173

April 10: 209

April 9: 257

April 8: 88

April 7: 177

April 6: 100

April 5: 183

April 4: 97

April 3: 181

April 2: 104

April 1: 136

March 31: 90

March 30: 89

March 29: 95

March 28: 84

March 27: 94

March 26: 108

March 25: 57

March 24: 71

March 23: 42

March 22: 67

March 21: 60

March 20: 30

March 19: 50

March 18: 13

March 17: 11

March 16: 3

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About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.