The Mississippi Department of Health reported five new coronavirus deaths and 226 new cases Sunday, bringing the state to a total of 30,900 cases and 1,111 deaths.
On Saturday, the state reported 990 new cases of coronavirus and four new deaths, which marked the second-highest daily total of new infections so far. A major surge in cases happened on June 25 as the Health Department recorded 1,092, the highest one-day total during the pandemic.
DeSoto County also has the second-highest number of cases in the state at 1,594, adding 108 new cases since the previous day's numbers report. DeSoto only trails behind Hinds County's 2498.