October 19, 2020

Coronavirus cases hit new highs, more than 5,000 cases, 138 deaths reported in week

Mississippi’s coronavirus case counts continued to worsen Sunday as new cases were well above the trailing average and the state set new records for the 7- and 14-day daily averages.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported Sunday an additional 868 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases confirmed in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 36,287.

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

The state also reported 19 new deaths Sunday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,249. Eight of the deaths reported Sunday actually occurred between June 12 and July 6, but were delayed in reporting.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases jumped to 769 and the 14-day average of daily new cases rose to 742, of which were all-time highs.

In the last 14 days 210 deaths have been attributed to the virus. That’s the highest 14-day total of deaths since June 4.

The state did not provide detailed information on hospitalization rates but said the additional reporting would resume on Monday.

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

County Total Cases Total Deaths
Adams 358 20
Alcorn 107 2
Amite 112 3
Attala 386 24
Benton 47 0
Bolivar 412 18
Calhoun 170 5
Carroll 182 11
Chickasaw 300 19
Choctaw 76 4
Claiborne 308 11
Clarke 223 25
Clay 261 11
Coahoma 230 6
Copiah 670 16
Covington 446 5
Desoto 1959 20
Forrest 1038 43
Franklin 54 2
George 123 3
Greene 116 10
Grenada 604 9
Hancock 148 13
Harrison 1177 16
Hinds 2992 54
Holmes 595 41
Humphreys 169 10
Issaquena 10 1
Itawamba 147 8
Jackson 798 19
Jasper 281 6
Jefferson 128 3
Jefferson Davis 125 4
Jones 1224 49
Kemper 184 14
Lafayette 506 4
Lamar 583 7
Lauderdale 966 81
Lawrence 213 2
Leake 634 20
Lee 628 22
Leflore 534 56
Lincoln 533 35
Lowndes 548 17
Madison 1484 39
Marion 345 12
Marshall 292 3
Monroe 461 35
Montgomery 179 3
Neshoba 1046 77
Newton 376 10
Noxubee 279 9
Oktibbeha 619 28
Panola 454 6
Pearl River 303 32
Perry 91 4
Pike 505 20
Pontotoc 355 6
Prentiss 127 4
Quitman 101 1
Rankin 1126 19
Scott 824 15
Sharkey 48 0
Simpson 443 3
Smith 252 12
Stone 77 2
Sunflower 504 8
Tallahatchie 195 4
Tate 392 13
Tippah 146 11
Tishomingo 106 1
Tunica 125 3
Union 254 12
Walthall 270 8
Warren 600 21
Washington 737 13
Wayne 565 19
Webster 134 11
Wilkinson 98 9
Winston 301 11
Yalobusha 208 9
Yazoo 560 7
Total 36,287 1,249