August 8, 2020

Spiking curve: Another day, more Mississippi coronavirus records broken

Mississippi’s new COVID-19 coronavirus case averages continued to spike higher Wednesday as the state reported higher-than-average new case totals from the last 24 hours.

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

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported an additional 653 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 27,900. The state estimates more than 19,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state announced on Wednesday 9 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,082. Four of the deaths reported Wednesday actually occurred between June 18 and June 25, the state said, noting that the reporting was delayed

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases rose to 639 per day, another 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 Wednesday to 519 cases per day, also a new record high.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 524 people from long-term care facilities or 48.7 percent of the total deaths.

On Wednesday the state reported another 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 786 people were in Mississippi hospitals yesterday, the state reported. The previous record was set yesterday.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 267 18 44 10
Alcorn 56 1 1 0
Amite 82 2 12 2
Attala 352 23 89 19
Benton 27 0 1 0
Bolivar 277 13 28 4
Calhoun 124 4 23 4
Carroll 160 11 45 9
Chickasaw 259 18 36 11
Choctaw 71 4 0 0
Claiborne 236 10 43 8
Clarke 201 24 19 9
Clay 242 10 0 0
Coahoma 186 6 0 0
Copiah 566 15 29 3
Covington 302 5 1 0
Desoto 1373 16 18 5
Forrest 814 42 95 29
Franklin 38 2 3 1
George 74 3 1 0
Greene 92 7 34 5
Grenada 380 5 21 2
Hancock 120 13 8 4
Harrison 744 8 54 3
Hinds 2152 39 133 14
Holmes 527 41 98 20
Humphreys 123 9 18 6
Issaquena 7 1 0 0
Itawamba 127 8 34 7
Jackson 533 16 44 5
Jasper 250 6 0 0
Jefferson 92 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 106 4 3 1
Jones 1069 49 144 32
Kemper 176 14 38 9
Lafayette 352 4 42 1
Lamar 419 7 3 2
Lauderdale 882 78 201 51
Lawrence 159 1 0 0
Leake 548 19 3 0
Lee 493 16 61 10
Leflore 472 49 168 34
Lincoln 435 34 111 26
Lowndes 453 11 21 6
Madison 1222 34 134 18
Marion 248 11 15 2
Marshall 201 3 4 0
Monroe 367 29 95 24
Montgomery 122 2 0 0
Neshoba 960 69 90 27
Newton 328 9 5 0
Noxubee 245 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 486 24 111 18
Panola 270 6 2 1
Pearl River 244 32 47 12
Perry 61 4 0 0
Pike 367 12 27 6
Pontotoc 247 6 3 1
Prentiss 98 3 24 3
Quitman 68 0 0 0
Rankin 841 12 27 0
Scott 750 15 13 2
Sharkey 24 0 0 0
Simpson 230 3 2 0
Smith 206 11 52 8
Stone 52 1 0 0
Sunflower 306 6 0 0
Tallahatchie 104 3 3 1
Tate 257 7 22 5
Tippah 123 11 0 0
Tishomingo 68 1 2 0
Tunica 89 3 12 2
Union 175 9 20 8
Walthall 172 4 0 0
Warren 443 17 39 9
Washington 496 9 8 1
Wayne 521 12 26 2
Webster 123 10 52 9
Wilkinson 91 9 5 2
Winston 243 5 28 2
Yalobusha 161 7 35 7
Yazoo 473 6 19 2
Total 27,900 1,082 2,664 527