August 6, 2020

Where did coronavirus cases grow most last week in Mississippi? Here are the numbers.

Mississippi’s battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus continued to grow rapidly last week as new case numbers continued to break records.

Week over week, the high number of new COVID-19 cases caused the total case volumes to rise by more than 17% across the state. Each of Mississippi’s 82 counties saw an increase in new cases over the prior week, using data provided by the Mississippi State Department of Health Monday and the prior Monday.

In several counties, the percentages of growth week over week were extremely high.

Issaquena, Sharkey, Sunflower and Simpson counties all reported a total case growth of 50% or greater last week.

In total, Mississippi recorded an additional 4,690 new cases last week, a dramatic increase over the prior several weeks. The weekly average of new confirmed cases last week has doubled since mid-June.

Here’s a county-by-county look at case growth, week over week:

County Current week Prior week New cases last week New case growth %
Adams 313 253 60 23.7%
Alcorn 71 53 18 34.0%
Amite 91 80 11 13.8%
Attala 361 347 14 4.0%
Benton 38 27 11 40.7%
Bolivar 340 254 86 33.9%
Calhoun 132 114 18 15.8%
Carroll 166 149 17 11.4%
Chickasaw 279 246 33 13.4%
Choctaw 74 71 3 4.2%
Claiborne 279 220 59 26.8%
Clarke 207 196 11 5.6%
Clay 251 237 14 5.9%
Coahoma 201 180 21 11.7%
Copiah 607 558 49 8.8%
Covington 359 269 90 33.5%
Desoto 1620 1,293 327 25.3%
Forrest 878 786 92 11.7%
Franklin 45 35 10 28.6%
George 89 72 17 23.6%
Greene 105 88 17 19.3%
Grenada 490 355 135 38.0%
Hancock 130 120 10 8.3%
Harrison 933 688 245 35.6%
Hinds 2536 2,048 488 23.8%
Holmes 557 514 43 8.4%
Humphreys 150 115 35 30.4%
Issaquena 9 6 3
Itawamba 136 119 17 14.3%
Jackson 638 493 145 29.4%
Jasper 263 239 24 10.0%
Jefferson 108 83 25 30.1%
Jefferson Davis 112 102 10 9.8%
Jones 1128 1,033 95 9.2%
Kemper 179 172 7 4.1%
Lafayette 393 330 63 19.1%
Lamar 465 393 72 18.3%
Lauderdale 910 872 38 4.4%
Lawrence 178 149 29 19.5%
Leake 578 533 45 8.4%
Lee 552 460 92 20.0%
Leflore 491 455 36 7.9%
Lincoln 466 430 36 8.4%
Lowndes 494 438 56 12.8%
Madison 1314 1,181 133 11.3%
Marion 284 233 51 21.9%
Marshall 234 195 39 20.0%
Monroe 403 342 61 17.8%
Montgomery 135 112 23 20.5%
Neshoba 992 938 54 5.8%
Newton 339 329 10 3.0%
Noxubee 267 242 25 10.3%
Oktibbeha 541 477 64 13.4%
Panola 352 246 106 43.1%
Pearl River 257 237 20 8.4%
Perry 67 59 8 13.6%
Pike 441 347 94 27.1%
Pontotoc 292 203 89 43.8%
Prentiss 108 94 14 14.9%
Quitman 78 65 13 20.0%
Rankin 951 798 153 19.2%
Scott 773 733 40 5.5%
Sharkey 38 24 14 58.3%
Simpson 323 209 114 54.5%
Smith 218 203 15 7.4%
Stone 65 50 15 30.0%
Sunflower 400 247 153 61.9%
Tallahatchie 137 93 44 47.3%
Tate 288 242 46 19.0%
Tippah 131 119 12 10.1%
Tishomingo 83 61 22 36.1%
Tunica 105 88 17 19.3%
Union 210 166 44 26.5%
Walthall 204 168 36 21.4%
Warren 516 409 107 26.2%
Washington 591 427 164 38.4%
Wayne 545 509 36 7.1%
Webster 127 122 5 4.1%
Wilkinson 94 89 5 5.6%
Winston 266 230 36 15.7%
Yalobusha 173 151 22 14.6%
Yazoo 513 454 59 13.0%
Total 31,257 26,567 4,690 17.7%