August 15, 2020

Mississippi reports second-straight day of lower coronavirus numbers

The recent spike in reported new COVID-19 coronavirus cases remained much lower Monday for the second-straight day. The lowered amounts could be tied to delayed reporting over the Fourth of July holiday or it could means a slowing of the virus’ spread.

The Mississippi State Health Department reported an additional 357 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 31,257. The state estimates more than 22,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

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

The state also reported Monday 3 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,114.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases dropped to 670 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 rose slightly Monday to 641 cases per day and remains near the record high set on Saturday at 645.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 542 people from long-term care facilities or 48.7 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 313 18 44 10
Alcorn 71 2 1 1
Amite 91 2 13 2
Attala 361 23 89 19
Benton 38 0 1 0
Bolivar 340 14 29 4
Calhoun 132 4 23 4
Carroll 166 11 45 9
Chickasaw 279 18 36 11
Choctaw 74 4 0 0
Claiborne 279 10 43 8
Clarke 207 24 19 9
Clay 251 11 1 1
Coahoma 201 6 0 0
Copiah 607 15 29 3
Covington 359 5 2 0
Desoto 1620 16 18 5
Forrest 878 42 95 29
Franklin 45 2 3 1
George 89 3 1 0
Greene 105 8 34 5
Grenada 490 5 34 2
Hancock 130 13 8 4
Harrison 933 11 67 5
Hinds 2536 40 134 15
Holmes 557 41 98 20
Humphreys 150 9 18 6
Issaquena 9 1 0 0
Itawamba 136 8 34 7
Jackson 638 16 46 5
Jasper 263 6 0 0
Jefferson 108 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 112 4 3 1
Jones 1128 49 152 32
Kemper 179 14 38 9
Lafayette 393 4 42 1
Lamar 465 7 3 2
Lauderdale 910 79 201 51
Lawrence 178 2 0 0
Leake 578 19 3 0
Lee 552 19 62 13
Leflore 491 51 168 36
Lincoln 466 34 111 26
Lowndes 494 13 21 6
Madison 1314 34 135 18
Marion 284 11 15 2
Marshall 234 3 5 0
Monroe 403 30 97 25
Montgomery 135 2 0 0
Neshoba 992 71 90 27
Newton 339 9 5 0
Noxubee 267 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 541 26 128 18
Panola 352 6 2 1
Pearl River 257 32 48 12
Perry 67 4 0 0
Pike 441 12 40 6
Pontotoc 292 6 3 1
Prentiss 108 3 24 3
Quitman 78 0 0 0
Rankin 951 12 32 0
Scott 773 15 13 2
Sharkey 38 0 1 0
Simpson 323 3 2 0
Smith 218 11 52 8
Stone 65 1 0 0
Sunflower 400 8 1 0
Tallahatchie 137 4 3 1
Tate 288 10 28 7
Tippah 131 11 0 0
Tishomingo 83 1 2 0
Tunica 105 3 12 2
Union 210 9 20 8
Walthall 204 5 1 1
Warren 516 18 39 9
Washington 591 9 8 1
Wayne 545 13 26 2
Webster 127 10 52 9
Wilkinson 94 9 5 2
Winston 266 6 32 3
Yalobusha 173 7 35 7
Yazoo 513 6 19 2
Total 31,257 1,114 2,759 542