August 14, 2020

Mississippi’s coronavirus curve spiking, not flattening as daily new case average tops 1,000

Mississippi’s battle against the COVID-19 coronavirus seems to be worsening based on the latest state numbers released Monday which showed more high records set.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new coronavirus cases jumped to 1,030 cases per day, the first time that average topped 1,000.

The new trailing 7-day average is more than three times what it was a month ago when the average was 330 on June 20.

The 14-day average of daily new cases jumped to 902, also a new record high.

The 14-day death toll stayed steady at a record 246 people dying of the virus in the last two weeks.

Mississippi reported 1,251 new cases Monday. That brings the total number of cases found in Mississippi to 43,889. The state believes more than 30,000 of those cases have recovered.

The state also reported 3 new deaths Monday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,358.

Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases for 2020, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 429 22 44 11
Alcorn 161 2 1 1
Amite 143 4 13 2
Attala 406 23 89 19
Benton 77 0 1 0
Bolivar 570 18 42 6
Calhoun 249 5 23 4
Carroll 220 11 45 9
Chickasaw 342 19 35 11
Choctaw 91 4 0 0
Claiborne 344 11 43 9
Clarke 253 25 19 9
Clay 299 12 2 1
Coahoma 422 7 1 0
Copiah 755 20 30 3
Covington 469 6 3 0
Desoto 2394 20 23 5
Forrest 1197 45 96 29
Franklin 72 2 3 1
George 179 3 1 0
Greene 157 10 34 6
Grenada 711 15 52 8
Hancock 204 14 8 4
Harrison 1456 18 91 10
Hinds 3691 70 161 25
Holmes 640 43 97 20
Humphreys 209 10 19 6
Issaquena 15 1 0 0
Itawamba 191 8 34 7
Jackson 1115 22 63 6
Jasper 291 6 1 0
Jefferson 142 3 3 0
Jefferson Davis 153 4 3 1
Jones 1382 53 158 35
Kemper 198 15 38 9
Lafayette 596 4 42 1
Lamar 807 8 3 2
Lauderdale 1090 83 203 54
Lawrence 208 2 0 0
Leake 683 21 3 0
Lee 820 24 66 15
Leflore 648 56 184 41
Lincoln 602 36 115 27
Lowndes 650 17 44 8
Madison 1740 45 146 21
Marion 414 12 15 2
Marshall 384 4 12 1
Monroe 518 44 124 37
Montgomery 224 3 0 0
Neshoba 1086 81 107 33
Newton 435 10 7 1
Noxubee 312 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 697 27 132 18
Panola 576 6 3 1
Pearl River 371 32 52 12
Perry 117 5 0 0
Pike 596 25 50 12
Pontotoc 495 6 3 1
Prentiss 192 6 24 3
Quitman 129 1 0 0
Rankin 1459 22 63 8
Scott 886 16 15 3
Sharkey 65 0 1 0
Simpson 537 5 3 0
Smith 307 12 53 8
Stone 104 2 2 1
Sunflower 656 11 3 0
Tallahatchie 293 4 5 1
Tate 486 18 28 10
Tippah 193 11 0 0
Tishomingo 165 1 2 0
Tunica 147 3 12 2
Union 325 11 20 8
Walthall 353 12 54 6
Warren 727 22 41 9
Washington 1056 18 28 6
Wayne 636 20 53 8
Webster 144 11 52 10
Wilkinson 129 11 5 2
Winston 348 13 40 10
Yalobusha 237 9 35 7
Yazoo 619 7 20 2
Total 43,889 1,358 3,162 651