Coronavirus cases double in five Mississippi counties at twice state average; Is your county one of them?

Published 1:57 pm Monday, April 13, 2020

Five Mississippi counties have confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus increasing at nearly twice the state average rate, according to numbers released by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

On Monday, state health officials reported 2,942 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It took only 10 days for the number of cases in Mississippi to double from the 1,455 cases reported on April 5.

Cases are doubling at a faster rate than the state average in 33 of Mississippi’s 82 counties. On Monday, the number of COVID-19 cases reported in five of those counties doubled in half the time as the state average.

Stone County leads the state. In just four days Stone County has doubled the number of cases in approximately four days — from 5 cases on April 10 to 11 cases on Monday. Similarly, Claiborne County has also doubled the number of cases in four days — from 3 cases on April 10 to 7 cases on April 13.

Covington County, Adams County and Neshoba County also have rates of reported cases that are double the state average. Each county doubled the number of COVID-19 cases in 5 days.

  • Covington County: 7 cases on April 9 to 15 cases on April 13
  • Adams County: 27 cases on April 9 to 57 cases on April 13
  • Neshoba County: 17 cases on April 9 to 34 cases on April 13

In the last two weeks, seven Mississippi counties have significantly slowed the rate of confirmed virus cases. Benton, Choctaw, Coahoma, Lawrence, Lee, Tippah and Tunica counties all have taken more than two weeks to double the number of reported cases in each county.

Here is a county by county look at how long it currently takes for each county to double the number of COVID-19 cases:

 

April 13 cases No. days to double cases
Claiborne 7 4
Stone 11 4
Covington 15 5
Adams 57 5
Neshoba 34 5
Jasper 14 6
Jefferson Davis 5 6
Jones 37 6
Lamar 38 6
Amite 14 7
Calhoun 24 7
Clay 20 7
Humphreys 11 7
Lincoln 49 7
Smith 28 7
Warren 14 7
Greene 2 8
Leake 29 8
Forrest 105 8
Itawamba 9 8
Kemper 14 8
Holmes 46 8
Lauderdale 150 8
Monroe 37 8
Pike 59 8
Scott 58 8
Yazoo 64 8
Leflore 48 8
Marion 21 8
Franklin 10 9
Sunflower 38 9
Clarke 15 9
Quitman 12 9
Grenada 11 10
Copiah 31 10
Pearl River 88 10
Wayne 9 10
Bolivar 68 10
Jefferson 4 10
Panola 23 10
Chickasaw 30 11
Newton 10 11
Wilkinson 49 11
Lowndes 25 11
Yalobusha 14 12
Harrison 112 12
Hinds 259 12
Jackson 147 12
Alcorn 7 12
Carroll 8 12
Perry 19 12
Prentiss 14 12
Rankin 100 12
Tate 24 12
Winston 20 12
George 8 13
Union 7 13
Walthall 21 13
Hancock 40 13
Madison 106 13
Marshall 34 13
Oktibbeha 37 13
Pontotoc 15 13
Washington 57 13
Webster 14 13
Tishomingo 2 14
Tallahatchie 4 14
Desoto 178 14
Lafayette 30 14
Noxubee 6 14
Attala 20 14
Montgomery 15 14
Sharkey 3 14
Simpson 7 14
Benton 5 14+
Choctaw 11 14+
Coahoma 38 14+
Lawrence 6 14+
Lee 46 14+
Tippah 44 14+
Tunica 21 14+
Miss. Average 2,942 10