August 4, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus case shoot higher, breaking more records

As America celebrated Independence Day Saturday, Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to soar, breaking new records for the average number of new cases over the last two weeks.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Saturday an additional 990 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 30,674. The state estimates more than 19,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

On Saturday, the state reported another sharp rise in patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, breaking previous records.

In total 872 people were in Mississippi hospitals yesterday with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19. The previous record high of 863 was set the day two days ago.

The state also reported 4 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,107.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases sharply rose to 735 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 Saturday to 644 cases per day, a new record high.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 537 people from long-term care facilities or 48.5 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 310 18 44 10
Alcorn 68 2 1 1
Amite 89 2 13 2
Attala 359 23 89 19
Benton 34 0 1 0
Bolivar 334 14 29 4
Calhoun 129 4 23 4
Carroll 164 11 45 9
Chickasaw 276 18 36 11
Choctaw 74 4 0 0
Claiborne 270 10 43 8
Clarke 206 24 19 9
Clay 249 10 0 0
Coahoma 199 6 0 0
Copiah 602 16 29 3
Covington 347 5 2 0
Desoto 1572 16 18 5
Forrest 860 42 95 29
Franklin 45 2 3 1
George 86 3 1 0
Greene 105 8 34 5
Grenada 479 5 27 2
Hancock 126 13 8 4
Harrison 886 10 65 4
Hinds 2480 39 134 14
Holmes 551 41 98 20
Humphreys 147 9 18 6
Issaquena 9 1 0 0
Itawamba 135 8 34 7
Jackson 616 16 46 5
Jasper 261 6 0 0
Jefferson 107 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 111 4 3 1
Jones 1120 49 152 32
Kemper 178 14 38 9
Lafayette 389 4 42 1
Lamar 456 7 3 2
Lauderdale 908 79 201 51
Lawrence 174 1 0 0
Leake 575 19 3 0
Lee 547 18 62 12
Leflore 486 51 168 36
Lincoln 454 34 111 26
Lowndes 483 12 21 6
Madison 1296 34 135 18
Marion 275 11 15 2
Marshall 226 3 5 0
Monroe 399 30 96 25
Montgomery 131 2 0 0
Neshoba 985 71 90 27
Newton 339 9 5 0
Noxubee 261 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 541 26 128 18
Panola 345 6 2 1
Pearl River 254 32 48 12
Perry 66 4 0 0
Pike 431 12 40 6
Pontotoc 283 6 3 1
Prentiss 108 3 24 3
Quitman 76 0 0 0
Rankin 916 12 30 0
Scott 770 15 13 2
Sharkey 35 0 1 0
Simpson 310 3 2 0
Smith 220 11 52 8
Stone 64 1 0 0
Sunflower 373 7 1 0
Tallahatchie 136 4 3 1
Tate 278 10 27 7
Tippah 130 11 0 0
Tishomingo 78 1 2 0
Tunica 100 3 12 2
Union 207 9 20 8
Walthall 200 4 0 0
Warren 511 18 39 9
Washington 578 9 8 1
Wayne 542 13 26 2
Webster 125 10 52 9
Wilkinson 94 9 5 2
Winston 259 6 31 3
Yalobusha 171 7 35 7
Yazoo 505 6 19 2
Total 30,674 1,107 2,743 537