COVID-19 cases increasing at four times state average in one Mississippi county. How is your county doing?

Published 2:16 pm Monday, April 20, 2020

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 increased at four times the state rate in one Mississippi county last week, according to numbers reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

As the rate of cases in the state appears to be slowing overall, Simpson County has seen its cases quadruple in the last week — from 7 cases on April 13 to 28 cases on Monday.

On Monday, state health officials reported 4,512 confirmed cases of COVID-19. It took 13 days for the number of cases in Mississippi to double from the 2,003 cases reported on April 8. Last week, it took the state a little more than 10 days for the number of cases to double in the state. The change in numbers seem to suggest the rate of confirmed cases of COVID-19 are slowing in the state overall.

Despite the slowdown, Simpson County and seven other counties are seeing cases double at twice the rate of the state.

Simpson County leads the state where the number of confirmed cases have been doubling in less than three days.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are doubling in six days or less in Tishomingo, Itawamba, Lawrence, Leake, Neshoba, Newtown and Noxubee counties.

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

County Cases on April 20 Number of days cases are doubling
Simpson 28 3
Tishomingo 4 4
Itawamba 26 6
Lawrence 17 6
Leake 86 6
Neshoba 73 6
Newton 30 6
Noxubee 22 6
Attala 44 7
Covington 33 7
Grenada 26 7
Lafayette 67 7
Scott 148 7
Tallahatchie 8 7
Jefferson Davis 10 8
Jones 74 8
Leflore 105 8
Lincoln 107 8
Marion 47 8
Carroll 14 9
Clarke 29 9
Lamar 71 9
Monroe 75 9
Pike 115 9
Chickasaw 45 10
Claiborne 10 10
Prentiss 25 10
Smith 47 10
Stone 19 10
Warren 22 10
Winston 36 10
Adams 83 11
Greene 3 11
Jasper 23 11
Forrest 147 12
Franklin 16 12
George 10 12
Lauderdale 220 12
Wayne 12 12
Yazoo 95 12
MISSISSIPPI 4,512 13
Amite 17 13
Clay 26 13
Copiah 46 13
Holmes 60 13
Humphreys 12 13
Lowndes 34 13
Pearl River 132 13
Hinds 347 14
Jefferson 6 14
Kemper 21 14
Panola 36 14
Sunflower 47 14
Jackson 209 15
Lee 63 15
Tate 34 15
Walthall 24 15
Wilkinson 61 15
Quitman 13 16
Bolivar 85 17
Desoto 238 17
Harrison 145 17
Madison 140 17
Rankin 141 17
Tunica 32 17
Washington 71 17
Marshall 38 18
Perry 22 18
Union 11 18
Yalobusha 16 18
Alcorn 7 19
Coahoma 49 19
Hancock 53 19
Oktibbeha 43 20
Benton 8 21
Calhoun 42 21
Choctaw 13 21
Montgomery 15 21
Pontotoc 18 21
Sharkey 3 21
Webster 15 21
Tippah 47 21