November 28, 2020

Mississippi sets new coronavirus records – average new cases, hospitalizations keep climbing

Mississippi’s new COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to churn higher Tuesday as the state reported the second-highest daily number on record.

The trailing 7- and 14-day averages of new cases climbed to new record highs again for the eighth-straight day.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 680 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 27,247. The state estimates more than 19,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

Last Thursday, the state reported a single-day record for new cases with 1,092 cases. Tuesday’s new case count was the second-highest, single-day case report since the pandemic began in March, breaking the previous second-highest case count reported Monday.

The state announced on Tuesday 14 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,073.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 621 per day, a new record high. The 7-day average is more than double was it less than two weeks prior.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Tuesday to 507 cases per day, also a new record high.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 523 people from long-term care facilities or 48.7 percent of the total deaths.

On Tuesday the state reported a new record for the number of patients hospitalized that either had confirmed COVID-19 or were suspected of having the virus, but hadn’t been confirmed by a test rose as well.

In total 779 people were in Mississippi hospitals yesterday, the state reported. The previous record was set June 25.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 263 18 44 10
Alcorn 55 1 1 0
Amite 81 2 12 2
Attala 350 23 89 19
Benton 27 0 1 0
Bolivar 261 13 28 4
Calhoun 119 4 23 4
Carroll 157 11 45 9
Chickasaw 254 18 36 11
Choctaw 71 4 0 0
Claiborne 228 10 43 8
Clarke 198 24 19 9
Clay 240 10 0 0
Coahoma 183 6 0 0
Copiah 562 14 29 3
Covington 290 5 1 0
Desoto 1311 15 18 4
Forrest 798 42 95 29
Franklin 38 2 3 1
George 73 3 1 0
Greene 91 7 34 5
Grenada 367 5 21 2
Hancock 120 13 8 4
Harrison 719 8 22 2
Hinds 2111 39 130 14
Holmes 520 40 98 20
Humphreys 120 9 18 6
Issaquena 6 1 0 0
Itawamba 122 8 34 7
Jackson 505 16 43 5
Jasper 245 6 0 0
Jefferson 84 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 103 4 3 1
Jones 1061 49 144 32
Kemper 174 13 38 9
Lafayette 339 4 42 1
Lamar 407 7 3 2
Lauderdale 879 78 201 51
Lawrence 154 1 0 0
Leake 547 19 3 0
Lee 477 16 61 10
Leflore 469 48 168 33
Lincoln 434 34 111 26
Lowndes 444 11 21 6
Madison 1206 34 133 18
Marion 240 11 15 2
Marshall 196 3 4 0
Monroe 355 29 94 24
Montgomery 116 2 0 0
Neshoba 952 68 86 26
Newton 328 9 4 0
Noxubee 245 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 483 24 111 18
Panola 254 6 2 1
Pearl River 239 32 47 12
Perry 59 4 0 0
Pike 356 12 27 6
Pontotoc 231 4 3 1
Prentiss 97 3 24 3
Quitman 67 0 0 0
Rankin 816 12 27 0
Scott 742 15 13 2
Sharkey 24 0 0 0
Simpson 218 3 2 0
Smith 204 11 52 8
Stone 51 1 0 0
Sunflower 280 6 0 0
Tallahatchie 94 3 2 1
Tate 245 7 18 5
Tippah 121 11 0 0
Tishomingo 65 1 2 0
Tunica 89 3 12 2
Union 172 9 20 8
Walthall 169 4 0 0
Warren 425 17 39 9
Washington 465 9 8 1
Wayne 515 11 23 2
Webster 123 10 52 9
Wilkinson 89 9 5 2
Winston 240 5 25 2
Yalobusha 152 7 35 7
Yazoo 467 6 19 2
Total 27,247 1,073 2,610 523