October 22, 2020

Mississippi hospitals hit another record high of COVID-19 coronavirus cases

The number of Mississippians hospitalized with the COVID-19 coronavirus soared to a new record as the state released the latest statistics Tuesday morning.

Mississippi State Health Department stats show that through Monday 1,059 people were in Mississippi hospitalized with either confirmed COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 awaiting test results. The previous record was set the day prior.

Of those patients, 227 were in ICU rooms and 126 required ventilators.

On Monday, Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said four hospitals in the Jackson area had no ICU beds available. Statewide, he said, eight hospitals had no ICU beds available.

Mississippi reported 862 new cases Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases found in Mississippi to 37,542. The state believes nearly 26,000 of those cases have recovered.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases dropped slightly to 761. The 14-day average of daily new cases rose to 735.

The state also reported 23 new deaths Tuesday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,272.

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 388 20 44 11
Alcorn 113 2 1 1
Amite 118 3 13 2
Attala 390 24 89 19
Benton 49 0 1 0
Bolivar 428 18 42 6
Calhoun 176 5 23 4
Carroll 189 11 45 9
Chickasaw 304 19 35 11
Choctaw 76 4 0 0
Claiborne 318 11 43 8
Clarke 234 25 19 9
Clay 268 11 2 1
Coahoma 237 6 1 0
Copiah 690 16 30 3
Covington 466 5 3 0
Desoto 2050 20 21 5
Forrest 1071 43 95 29
Franklin 58 2 3 1
George 131 3 1 0
Greene 118 10 34 6
Grenada 634 12 51 7
Hancock 158 13 8 4
Harrison 1231 16 99 9
Hinds 3102 58 153 20
Holmes 608 42 98 20
Humphreys 178 10 18 6
Issaquena 11 1 0 0
Itawamba 152 8 34 7
Jackson 809 19 48 6
Jasper 295 6 1 0
Jefferson 135 3 2 0
Jefferson Davis 129 4 3 1
Jones 1254 50 157 34
Kemper 184 14 38 9
Lafayette 527 4 42 1
Lamar 612 7 3 2
Lauderdale 975 81 202 52
Lawrence 218 2 0 0
Leake 651 20 3 0
Lee 640 23 66 15
Leflore 569 56 175 41
Lincoln 541 36 115 27
Lowndes 553 17 25 8
Madison 1560 39 141 19
Marion 356 12 16 2
Marshall 307 4 11 1
Monroe 472 39 112 31
Montgomery 190 3 0 0
Neshoba 1050 77 106 30
Newton 379 10 7 1
Noxubee 281 9 15 3
Oktibbeha 632 28 132 18
Panola 469 6 3 1
Pearl River 317 32 50 12
Perry 95 4 0 0
Pike 528 21 42 10
Pontotoc 390 6 3 1
Prentiss 129 4 24 3
Quitman 104 1 0 0
Rankin 1173 20 61 6
Scott 837 15 15 2
Sharkey 52 0 1 0
Simpson 461 3 3 0
Smith 261 12 52 8
Stone 80 2 2 1
Sunflower 526 9 1 0
Tallahatchie 206 4 3 1
Tate 418 13 27 8
Tippah 151 11 0 0
Tishomingo 111 1 2 0
Tunica 127 3 12 2
Union 258 11 20 8
Walthall 289 9 28 3
Warren 612 22 39 9
Washington 782 14 24 4
Wayne 575 19 47 6
Webster 135 11 52 10
Wilkinson 104 9 5 2
Winston 305 13 39 10
Yalobusha 208 9 35 7
Yazoo 574 7 20 2
Total 37,542 1,272 3,036 615