October 21, 2020

Curve unflattens? Mississippi hits record high coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

Mississippi reported a single-day record Tuesday for new COVID-19 coronavirus cases, nearly 90 percent above the trailing 14-day average.

The sharp daily increase, caused the 7-day and 14-day average number of daily new cases to also hit new highs.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 611 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 22,898. The state estimates more than 17,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state announced Tuesday 11 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 989.

The high case number on Tuesday caused Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases to rise to 392 per day, a new record high.

The current 7-day daily new case average is more than double the new case averages from mid-April, when the average number of new cases per day was less than 200.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Tuesday to 342 cases per day, a new record high.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 494 people from long-term care facilities or 50 percent of the total deaths.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 233 18 43 10
Alcorn 38 1 0 0
Amite 76 2 12 2
Attala 337 23 89 19
Benton 23 0 1 0
Bolivar 223 13 22 4
Calhoun 99 4 23 4
Carroll 135 11 45 9
Chickasaw 202 17 36 10
Choctaw 65 3 0 0
Claiborne 172 9 43 8
Clarke 183 21 19 9
Clay 218 6 0 0
Coahoma 160 6 0 0
Copiah 492 11 14 2
Covington 246 5 1 0
Desoto 948 15 18 4
Forrest 737 42 93 29
Franklin 31 2 3 1
George 58 3 1 0
Greene 71 5 31 3
Grenada 211 4 17 2
Hancock 103 13 8 4
Harrison 499 7 15 2
Hinds 1589 33 91 13
Holmes 491 37 98 18
Humphreys 95 9 18 6
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 112 8 34 7
Jackson 425 16 38 5
Jasper 216 6 0 0
Jefferson 64 2 1 0
Jefferson Davis 92 3 3 1
Jones 952 47 143 31
Kemper 168 13 37 9
Lafayette 269 4 42 1
Lamar 353 7 3 2
Lauderdale 850 77 190 48
Lawrence 134 1 0 0
Leake 505 16 3 0
Lee 388 14 57 8
Leflore 430 48 168 33
Lincoln 384 32 109 25
Lowndes 392 10 19 6
Madison 1014 31 109 16
Marion 196 10 15 2
Marshall 144 3 4 0
Monroe 314 28 93 24
Montgomery 105 1 0 0
Neshoba 907 60 75 24
Newton 324 8 4 0
Noxubee 224 6 15 3
Oktibbeha 426 20 109 16
Panola 190 5 1 1
Pearl River 227 32 47 12
Perry 55 4 0 0
Pike 289 11 20 6
Pontotoc 146 3 3 1
Prentiss 80 3 24 3
Quitman 49 0 0 0
Rankin 620 12 19 0
Scott 707 14 13 2
Sharkey 16 0 0 0
Simpson 170 2 2 0
Smith 190 11 52 8
Stone 43 1 0 0
Sunflower 172 5 0 0
Tallahatchie 68 1 2 0
Tate 192 4 9 2
Tippah 107 11 0 0
Tishomingo 55 1 2 0
Tunica 77 3 12 2
Union 131 8 19 7
Walthall 140 1 0 0
Warren 347 14 39 8
Washington 323 9 7 1
Wayne 441 8 16 0
Webster 122 10 52 9
Wilkinson 85 9 5 2
Winston 193 3 8 1
Yalobusha 133 7 35 7
Yazoo 407 6 19 2
Total 22,898 989 2,418 494