October 21, 2020

Another record rise: New COVID-19 cases pushes state to a two-week average high

The two-week average of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases rose to another all-time high Wednesday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Wednesday an additional 674 new cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 32,888. The state estimates more than 22,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The 14-day average of daily new cases rose Friday to 676 cases per day, a new record high.

On Wednesday the state reported another sharp rise in patients hospitalized with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases.

In total 885 people were in Mississippi hospitals Monday breaking the previous record high of 872 that was set last week. The number of patients in an ICU continues to slowly rise from 141 patients in mid-June to 173 patients reported Monday.

The state also reported 30 new deaths were attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,188.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases sharply rose to 713 per day.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 570 people from long-term care facilities.

Totals of all reported cases since March 11, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 332 18 44 10
Alcorn 76 2 1 1
Amite 104 3 13 2
Attala 365 23 89 19
Benton 42 0 1 0
Bolivar 370 18 32 6
Calhoun 142 5 23 4
Carroll 171 11 45 9
Chickasaw 291 19 36 11
Choctaw 75 4 0 0
Claiborne 289 10 43 8
Clarke 211 25 19 9
Clay 251 11 1 1
Coahoma 213 6 0 0
Copiah 627 15 29 3
Covington 396 5 2 0
Desoto 1767 18 20 5
Forrest 927 43 95 29
Franklin 47 2 3 1
George 94 3 1 0
Greene 108 9 34 6
Grenada 522 7 42 4
Hancock 134 13 9 4
Harrison 1003 12 91 5
Hinds 2642 46 138 16
Holmes 570 41 98 20
Humphreys 156 9 18 6
Issaquena 10 1 0 0
Itawamba 140 8 34 7
Jackson 704 17 46 5
Jasper 266 6 1 0
Jefferson 114 3 0 0
Jefferson Davis 114 4 3 1
Jones 1159 49 155 33
Kemper 179 14 38 9
Lafayette 419 4 42 1
Lamar 500 7 3 2
Lauderdale 937 81 202 52
Lawrence 189 2 0 0
Leake 598 20 3 0
Lee 575 21 64 14
Leflore 507 56 171 41
Lincoln 492 34 111 26
Lowndes 515 13 22 6
Madison 1355 36 135 18
Marion 308 12 15 2
Marshall 264 3 6 0
Monroe 431 35 99 29
Montgomery 143 2 0 0
Neshoba 1016 73 97 27
Newton 352 10 7 1
Noxubee 273 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 557 28 128 18
Panola 392 6 2 1
Pearl River 269 32 48 12
Perry 76 4 0 0
Pike 466 17 41 8
Pontotoc 316 6 3 1
Prentiss 111 3 24 3
Quitman 89 1 0 0
Rankin 999 15 33 0
Scott 785 15 14 2
Sharkey 40 0 1 0
Simpson 360 3 2 0
Smith 234 12 52 8
Stone 72 2 2 1
Sunflower 436 8 1 0
Tallahatchie 156 4 3 1
Tate 319 12 28 8
Tippah 142 11 0 0
Tishomingo 91 1 2 0
Tunica 115 3 12 2
Union 233 11 20 8
Walthall 208 7 2 1
Warren 540 20 39 9
Washington 626 10 9 1
Wayne 551 16 27 2
Webster 128 11 52 10
Wilkinson 94 9 5 2
Winston 282 10 32 7
Yalobusha 183 8 35 7
Yazoo 533 6 20 2
Total 32,888 1,188 2,833 570