August 12, 2020

Mississippi’s coronavirus ‘curve’ just shot up, here’s where the cases are growing

On Thursday, the Mississippi State Health Department released the latest statistics for the COVID-19 coronavirus which showed the state had more than 1,000 cases in the last 24 hours, a new record.

So where exactly were those new cases located? Here’s a graphic showing the case totals from yesterday’s data and compares it to today’s date to show the number of new cases per county and the percentage of total case growth in a single day.

On the whole, the state’s total cases increased by approximately 5% in the last 24 hours.

Also of note, tiny Issaquena County in the Lower Mississippi Delta recorded its first case — two separate cases — in the last 24 hours. Its small population had been free of positive coronavirus tests until yesterday. The county has approximately 1,300 residents.

County Thursday cases Wednesday cases # of cases in last 24 hours Percentage of case growth day over day
Adams 242 234 8 3%
Alcorn 47 41 6 15%
Amite 81 79 2 3%
Attala 341 338 3 1%
Benton 25 22 3 14%
Bolivar 233 230 3 1%
Calhoun 108 100 8 8%
Carroll 141 138 3 2%
Chickasaw 217 203 14 7%
Choctaw 68 67 1 1%
Claiborne 200 180 20 11%
Clarke 193 190 3 2%
Clay 229 222 7 3%
Coahoma 175 167 8 5%
Copiah 528 503 25 5%
Covington 253 248 5 2%
Desoto 1,091 990 101 10%
Forrest 759 742 17 2%
Franklin 32 32 0%
George 60 58 2 3%
Greene 75 71 4 6%
Grenada 252 226 26 12%
Hancock 112 106 6 6%
Harrison 562 514 48 9%
Hinds 1,772 1,646 126 8%
Holmes 501 496 5 1%
Humphreys 107 101 6 6%
Issaquena 2 2 200%
Itawamba 112 112 0%
Jackson 458 439 19 4%
Jasper 221 218 3 1%
Jefferson 69 65 4 6%
Jefferson Davis 94 93 1 1%
Jones 994 965 29 3%
Kemper 170 169 1 1%
Lafayette 303 289 14 5%
Lamar 369 355 14 4%
Lauderdale 864 856 8 1%
Lawrence 140 135 5 4%
Leake 520 510 10 2%
Lee 429 403 26 6%
Leflore 439 434 5 1%
Lincoln 411 396 15 4%
Lowndes 412 399 13 3%
Madison 1,082 1,034 48 5%
Marion 215 203 12 6%
Marshall 160 148 12 8%
Monroe 328 318 10 3%
Montgomery 110 107 3 3%
Neshoba 922 916 6 1%
Newton 325 326 (1) 0%
Noxubee 234 227 7 3%
Oktibbeha 448 431 17 4%
Panola 221 204 17 8%
Pearl River 232 228 4 2%
Perry 56 56 0%
Pike 321 298 23 8%
Pontotoc 175 156 19 12%
Prentiss 85 81 4 5%
Quitman 56 49 7 14%
Rankin 682 636 46 7%
Scott 721 709 12 2%
Sharkey 20 18 2 11%
Simpson 187 177 10 6%
Smith 199 192 7 4%
Stone 48 44 4 9%
Sunflower 209 189 20 11%
Tallahatchie 85 72 13 18%
Tate 221 211 10 5%
Tippah 115 109 6 6%
Tishomingo 58 55 3 5%
Tunica 81 78 3 4%
Union 150 138 12 9%
Walthall 163 147 16 11%
Warren 371 358 13 4%
Washington 369 329 40 12%
Wayne 461 446 15 3%
Webster 124 124 0%
Wilkinson 87 86 1 1%
Winston 217 194 23 12%
Yalobusha 141 136 5 4%
Yazoo 426 412 14 3%
Total 24,516 23,424 1,092 5%