August 11, 2020

Coronavirus two-week daily case average hits record high, hospitalization rate eases slightly

The number of Mississippians hospitalized with the COVID-19 coronavirus ticked down slightly Saturday the state reported but remained at near-record levels as the state hit another new record in the two-week average of new daily cases of the virus.

The Mississippi State Health Department reported Thursday that five of the state’s biggest hospitals had no available ICU beds and several more hospitals were near-maximum capacity as well. On Friday, the state said it would halt non-emergency surgeries for at least 10 days to free up more hospital capacity.

The state reported Saturday 963 patients were hospitalized with either confirmed COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19. The state said 202 patients were in ICU beds and 107 required mechanical ventilation. The hospitalization record was set Friday when 981 people were hospitalized.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Saturday an additional 797 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 35,419.

The state estimates more than 22,000 of those cases have fully recovered.

The state also reported 15 new deaths Saturday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,230.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases dropped to 677 and the 14-day average of daily new cases rose to 706, which was an all-time high.

In the last 14 days 195 deaths have been attributed to the virus. That’s the highest 14-day total of deaths since June 10.

Mississippi’s death toll from coronavirus includes 593 people from long-term care facilities, representing approximately 48.2 percent of all deaths.

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 351 20 44 11
Alcorn 100 2 1 1
Amite 110 3 13 2
Attala 384 24 89 19
Benton 46 0 1 0
Bolivar 405 18 37 6
Calhoun 164 5 23 4
Carroll 181 11 45 9
Chickasaw 297 19 35 11
Choctaw 75 4 0 0
Claiborne 301 11 43 8
Clarke 223 25 19 9
Clay 258 11 2 1
Coahoma 222 6 1 0
Copiah 653 15 30 3
Covington 435 5 3 0
Desoto 1900 19 21 5
Forrest 993 43 95 29
Franklin 54 2 3 1
George 116 3 1 0
Greene 113 10 34 6
Grenada 594 9 43 5
Hancock 144 13 8 4
Harrison 1136 16 98 9
Hinds 2908 51 151 17
Holmes 586 41 98 20
Humphreys 163 10 18 6
Issaquena 10 1 0 0
Itawamba 146 8 34 7
Jackson 775 19 48 6
Jasper 277 6 1 0
Jefferson 126 3 2 0
Jefferson Davis 120 4 3 1
Jones 1203 49 157 34
Kemper 184 14 38 9
Lafayette 497 4 42 1
Lamar 534 7 3 2
Lauderdale 963 81 202 52
Lawrence 209 2 0 0
Leake 635 20 3 0
Lee 612 22 66 15
Leflore 531 56 173 41
Lincoln 529 35 115 27
Lowndes 548 13 25 6
Madison 1446 38 136 19
Marion 327 12 15 2
Marshall 277 3 6 0
Monroe 456 35 108 29
Montgomery 171 3 0 0
Neshoba 1045 77 106 30
Newton 375 10 7 1
Noxubee 278 8 15 3
Oktibbeha 611 28 132 18
Panola 448 6 2 1
Pearl River 288 32 50 12
Perry 87 4 0 0
Pike 499 20 42 10
Pontotoc 346 6 3 1
Prentiss 120 4 24 3
Quitman 99 1 0 0
Rankin 1087 15 53 0
Scott 819 15 14 2
Sharkey 48 0 1 0
Simpson 393 3 3 0
Smith 246 12 52 8
Stone 74 2 2 1
Sunflower 477 8 1 0
Tallahatchie 195 4 3 1
Tate 352 13 27 8
Tippah 145 11 0 0
Tishomingo 97 1 2 0
Tunica 123 3 12 2
Union 252 11 20 8
Walthall 262 7 11 1
Warren 594 21 39 9
Washington 722 13 18 4
Wayne 562 18 37 4
Webster 134 11 52 10
Wilkinson 98 9 5 2
Winston 295 11 38 8
Yalobusha 207 9 35 7
Yazoo 553 6 20 2
Total 35,419 1,230 2,959 593