October 20, 2020

Mississippi’s COVID-19 statistics keep getting uglier; here’s what we know

Statistically, Mississippi’s fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus keeps getting worse. Several new records were set with Wednesday’s latest numbers from the state.

Mississippi State Health Department reported that 1,099 people were in Mississippi hospitals with either confirmed COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 awaiting test results. It was a new all-time high for total COVID patients in hospitals. The previous record was set the day prior.

Of those patients, 240 were in ICU rooms and 132 required ventilators, also record highs.

Mississippi reported 1,025 new cases Wednesday, the second-highest single-day total reported. That brings the total number of cases found in Mississippi to 38,567. The state believes nearly 26,000 of those cases have recovered.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new cases jumped to 811 cases per day. The 14-day average of daily new cases rose to 762. Both stats were record highs.

The state also reported 18 new deaths Wednesday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,290. Seven of the deaths reported on Wednesday actually occurred between July 2 and July 7, but their reporting was delayed.

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 392 21 44 11
Alcorn 123 2 1 1
Amite 124 3 13 2
Attala 394 24 89 19
Benton 58 0 1 0
Bolivar 463 18 42 6
Calhoun 187 5 23 4
Carroll 196 11 45 9
Chickasaw 313 19 35 11
Choctaw 79 4 0 0
Claiborne 322 12 43 9
Clarke 241 25 19 9
Clay 274 11 2 1
Coahoma 251 6 1 0
Copiah 696 16 30 3
Covington 473 5 3 0
Desoto 2112 20 23 5
Forrest 1105 44 95 29
Franklin 60 2 3 1
George 131 3 1 0
Greene 125 10 34 6
Grenada 647 13 52 7
Hancock 162 14 8 4
Harrison 1260 17 99 9
Hinds 3188 59 154 20
Holmes 614 42 98 20
Humphreys 184 10 18 6
Issaquena 11 1 0 0
Itawamba 163 8 34 7
Jackson 828 20 48 6
Jasper 301 6 1 0
Jefferson 135 3 2 0
Jefferson Davis 130 4 3 1
Jones 1266 51 157 34
Kemper 189 14 38 9
Lafayette 536 4 42 1
Lamar 625 7 3 2
Lauderdale 983 83 203 54
Lawrence 222 2 0 0
Leake 664 20 3 0
Lee 662 23 66 15
Leflore 588 56 175 41
Lincoln 544 36 115 27
Lowndes 569 17 29 8
Madison 1589 40 141 19
Marion 363 12 16 2
Marshall 310 4 11 1
Monroe 491 39 118 31
Montgomery 197 3 0 0
Neshoba 1059 78 106 31
Newton 384 10 6 1
Noxubee 286 9 15 3
Oktibbeha 644 28 132 18
Panola 517 6 3 1
Pearl River 323 32 50 12
Perry 99 4 0 0
Pike 537 24 42 11
Pontotoc 406 6 3 1
Prentiss 134 4 24 3
Quitman 111 1 0 0
Rankin 1234 20 61 6
Scott 843 15 15 2
Sharkey 54 0 1 0
Simpson 480 3 3 0
Smith 263 12 52 8
Stone 85 2 2 1
Sunflower 565 9 1 0
Tallahatchie 239 4 3 1
Tate 431 13 27 8
Tippah 154 11 0 0
Tishomingo 125 1 2 0
Tunica 129 3 12 2
Union 266 11 * 20 8
Walthall 292 10 31 4
Warren 616 22 39 9
Washington 806 15 24 4
Wayne 588 19 48 7
Webster 136 11 52 10
Wilkinson 107 9 5 2
Winston 314 13 39 10
Yalobusha 216 9 35 7
Yazoo 584 7 20 2
Total 38567 1290 3054 622
Total 38,567 1,290 3,054 622

Note: A death previously reported in Union County was in error, and the county’s total deaths has been adjusted from 12 to 11.