October 22, 2020

Coronavirus cases continue to spread across Mississippi, state reports

Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to sharply rise Friday, setting more records.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Friday an additional 914 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 29,684. The state estimates more than 19,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

On Thursday the state reported a sharp rise in patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases. Although the total hospitalized dropped some with Friday’s numbers, they continued to hover near record highs.

In total 845 people were in Mississippi hospitals yesterday. The previous record high of 863 was set the day prior.

The state also reported 11 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,103.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases sharply rose to 660 per day, another new record.

The 7-day average remains more than double was it less than two weeks prior.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Friday to 596 cases per day, a new record high.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 533 people from long-term care facilities or 48.3 percent of the total deaths.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of total coronavirus cases and deaths across Mississippi:
County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 293 18 44 10
Alcorn 63 1 1 0
Amite 89 2 12 2
Attala 358 23 89 19
Benton 30 0 1 0
Bolivar 321 14 29 4
Calhoun 128 4 23 4
Carroll 164 11 45 9
Chickasaw 269 18 36 11
Choctaw 72 4 0 0
Claiborne 256 10 43 8
Clarke 205 24 19 9
Clay 247 10 0 0
Coahoma 191 6 0 0
Copiah 592 16 29 3
Covington 334 5 2 0
Desoto 1486 16 18 5
Forrest 851 42 95 29
Franklin 41 2 3 1
George 78 3 1 0
Greene 101 8 34 5
Grenada 432 5 27 2
Hancock 126 13 8 4
Harrison 842 10 65 4
Hinds 2382 39 134 14
Holmes 544 41 98 20
Humphreys 132 9 18 6
Issaquena 9 1 0 0
Itawamba 134 8 34 7
Jackson 584 16 46 5
Jasper 256 6 0 0
Jefferson 99 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 109 4 3 1
Jones 1104 49 152 32
Kemper 177 14 38 9
Lafayette 377 4 42 1
Lamar 440 7 3 2
Lauderdale 900 79 201 51
Lawrence 170 1 0 0
Leake 570 19 3 0
Lee 532 18 61 12
Leflore 480 49 168 34
Lincoln 443 34 111 26
Lowndes 472 12 21 6
Madison 1267 34 135 18
Marion 270 11 15 2
Marshall 217 3 5 0
Monroe 388 30 96 25
Montgomery 124 2 0 0
Neshoba 981 71 90 27
Newton 338 9 5 0
Noxubee 253 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 532 26 115 18
Panola 325 6 2 1
Pearl River 248 32 47 12
Perry 65 4 0 0
Pike 407 12 31 6
Pontotoc 273 6 3 1
Prentiss 102 3 24 3
Quitman 73 0 0 0
Rankin 888 12 27 0
Scott 762 15 13 2
Sharkey 34 0 1 0
Simpson 283 3 2 0
Smith 216 11 52 8
Stone 57 1 0 0
Sunflower 346 7 1 0
Tallahatchie 122 4 3 1
Tate 270 9 26 6
Tippah 128 11 0 0
Tishomingo 74 1 2 0
Tunica 93 3 12 2
Union 191 9 20 8
Walthall 180 4 0 0
Warren 496 18 39 9
Washington 531 9 8 1
Wayne 535 13 26 2
Webster 126 10 52 9
Wilkinson 92 9 5 2
Winston 254 6 29 3
Yalobusha 167 7 35 7
Yazoo 493 6 19 2
Total 29,684 1,103 2,712 533