August 6, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus cases continue to surge, more than 1,100 cases in two days

Mississippi reported another higher-than-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Wednesday as the trailing 7- and 14-day averages moved higher marking new highs.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 526 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 23,424. The state estimates more than 17,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state announced Wednesday 22 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,011. Of the deaths reported Wednesday, 12 actually occurred between May 30 and June 14, but were delayed in reporting, the state said.

The high case number on Wednesday caused Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases to rise to 398 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 Wednesday to 353 cases per day, a new record high.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 501 people from long-term care facilities or 49.5 percent of the total deaths.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 234 18 43 10
Alcorn 41 1 1 0
Amite 79 2 12 2
Attala 338 23 89 19
Benton 22 0 1 0
Bolivar 230 13 24 4
Calhoun 100 4 23 4
Carroll 138 11 45 9
Chickasaw 203 18 36 11
Choctaw 67 3 0 0
Claiborne 180 9 43 8
Clarke 190 22 20 9
Clay 222 7 0 0
Coahoma 167 6 0 0
Copiah 503 12 15 3
Covington 248 5 1 0
Desoto 990 15 18 4
Forrest 742 42 95 29
Franklin 32 2 3 1
George 58 3 1 0
Greene 71 5 30 3
Grenada 226 4 17 2
Hancock 106 13 8 4
Harrison 514 7 15 2
Hinds 1646 34 91 13
Holmes 496 39 98 19
Humphreys 101 9 18 6
Issaquena 0 0 0 0
Itawamba 112 8 34 7
Jackson 439 16 38 5
Jasper 218 6 0 0
Jefferson 65 3 1 0
Jefferson Davis 93 3 3 1
Jones 965 48 143 31
Kemper 169 13 37 9
Lafayette 289 4 42 1
Lamar 355 7 3 2
Lauderdale 856 78 190 49
Lawrence 135 1 0 0
Leake 510 17 3 0
Lee 403 15 60 9
Leflore 434 48 168 33
Lincoln 396 32 110 25
Lowndes 399 10 19 6
Madison 1034 31 110 16
Marion 203 10 15 2
Marshall 148 3 4 0
Monroe 318 28 94 24
Montgomery 107 2 0 0
Neshoba 916 62 75 24
Newton 326 8 4 0
Noxubee 227 7 15 3
Oktibbeha 431 20 109 16
Panola 204 5 1 1
Pearl River 228 32 47 12
Perry 56 4 0 0
Pike 298 11 20 6
Pontotoc 156 3 3 1
Prentiss 81 3 24 3
Quitman 49 0 0 0
Rankin 636 12 20 0
Scott 709 14 13 2
Sharkey 18 0 0 0
Simpson 177 2 2 0
Smith 192 11 52 8
Stone 44 1 0 0
Sunflower 189 6 0 0
Tallahatchie 72 1 2 0
Tate 211 5 14 3
Tippah 109 11 0 0
Tishomingo 55 1 2 0
Tunica 78 3 12 2
Union 138 8 19 7
Walthall 147 3 0 0
Warren 358 15 39 9
Washington 329 9 7 1
Wayne 446 8 17 0
Webster 124 10 52 9
Wilkinson 86 9 5 2
Winston 194 4 8 1
Yalobusha 136 7 35 7
Yazoo 412 6 19 2
Total 23,424 1,011 2,437 501