October 21, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus climb takes holiday break as new cases hit two-week low

The rapid rise in reported new COVID-19 coronavirus cases took a pause Sunday, perhaps tied to delayed reporting over the Fourth of July holiday, as the state reported the lowest number of new cases since mid-June.

The Mississippi State Health Department reported an additional 226 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 30,900. The state estimates more than 19,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state did not publicly release the latest number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 on Sunday, but on Saturday the number was at an all-time high.

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 Sunday 5 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,111.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases dropped to 715 per day, after setting a record at 735 of Saturday.

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

The 14-day average of daily new cases dropped Sunday to 638 cases per day, one day after a new record high was set on Saturday at 645.

Here’s a county-by-county breakdown of total coronavirus cases and deaths across Mississippi:
County Total Cases Total Deaths
Adams 311 18
Alcorn 69 2
Amite 91 2
Attala 360 23
Benton 36 0
Bolivar 334 14
Calhoun 130 4
Carroll 165 11
Chickasaw 277 18
Choctaw 74 4
Claiborne 274 10
Clarke 207 24
Clay 250 10
Coahoma 201 6
Copiah 602 15 *
Covington 356 5
Desoto 1594 16
Forrest 869 42
Franklin 45 2
George 88 3
Greene 105 8
Grenada 483 5
Hancock 128 13
Harrison 912 11
Hinds 2498 40
Holmes 553 41
Humphreys 147 9
Issaquena 9 1
Itawamba 135 8
Jackson 622 16
Jasper 262 6
Jefferson 107 3
Jefferson Davis 111 4
Jones 1124 49
Kemper 179 14
Lafayette 391 4
Lamar 458 7
Lauderdale 909 79
Lawrence 177 2
Leake 578 19
Lee 547 18
Leflore 487 51
Lincoln 460 34
Lowndes 483 13
Madison 1300 34
Marion 281 11
Marshall 232 3
Monroe 401 30
Montgomery 132 2
Neshoba 988 71
Newton 339 9
Noxubee 263 8
Oktibbeha 541 26
Panola 350 6
Pearl River 254 32
Perry 66 4
Pike 431 12
Pontotoc 286 6
Prentiss 108 3
Quitman 76 0
Rankin 934 12
Scott 771 15
Sharkey 37 0
Simpson 317 3
Smith 218 11
Stone 65 1
Sunflower 372 7
Tallahatchie 136 4
Tate 283 10
Tippah 130 11
Tishomingo 80 1
Tunica 100 3
Union 207 9
Walthall 199 5
Warren 515 18
Washington 584 9
Wayne 545 13
Webster 127 10
Wilkinson 94 9
Winston 261 6
Yalobusha 170 7
Yazoo 509 6
Total 30,900 1,111

Note: A death previously reported in Copiah County has been found not to be COVID-19 related. It has been removed from the total number of state deaths and the number of deaths in Copiah County.