August 8, 2020

Mississippi’s coronavirus curve looks more like mountain as cases, deaths drive higher

Mississippi’s 7-day coronavirus case average soared to record heights again on Wednesday as more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the state’s health department reported.

Mississippi reported 1,547 new cases Wednesday. That brings the total number of cases found in Mississippi to 47,071. The state believes more than 30,000 of those cases have recovered.

In the last seven days, Mississippi has recorded 8,504 new cases. By comparison in the entire month of May 8,655 cases were found.

The state also reported 34 new deaths Wednesday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,423. Six of the deaths reported Wednesday actually occurred between June 21 and July 8, but their reporting was delayed.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new coronavirus cases jumped to 1,215 cases per day after Wednesday’s daily count. 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 1,013, also a new record high.

The 14-day death toll rose slightly to 237 people dying of the virus in the last two weeks.

Mississippi hospitals continue to be stressed by the number of additional COVID-19 patients. On Wednesday morning, the state reported 942 patients were hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 and an additional 223 patients were hospitalized with suspected, but not confirmed by testing, COVID. The state said 293 patients were in ICU beds and 138 were on ventilators.

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

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The data provided below is the most current available.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 455 22 44 11
Alcorn 190 2 1 1
Amite 151 4 13 2
Attala 432 23 89 19
Benton 84 0 1 0
Bolivar 634 22 42 7
Calhoun 303 5 23 4
Carroll 225 11 45 9
Chickasaw 350 19 35 11
Choctaw 97 4 0 0
Claiborne 359 12 43 9
Clarke 263 25 19 9
Clay 310 13 2 1
Coahoma 465 7 1 0
Copiah 783 21 30 3
Covington 498 7 3 0
Desoto 2619 20 23 5
Forrest 1267 45 96 29
Franklin 78 2 3 1
George 196 3 1 0
Greene 170 10 34 6
Grenada 730 16 60 9
Hancock 214 14 8 4
Harrison 1573 21 113 11
Hinds 3952 77 201 26
Holmes 687 43 97 20
Humphreys 227 10 19 6
Issaquena 16 1 0 0
Itawamba 220 9 34 7
Jackson 1368 23 68 6
Jasper 308 6 1 0
Jefferson 151 4 3 0
Jefferson Davis 159 4 3 1
Jones 1432 53 159 35
Kemper 204 15 38 9
Lafayette 633 4 42 1
Lamar 845 9 3 2
Lauderdale 1154 83 203 54
Lawrence 222 3 0 0
Leake 699 23 3 0
Lee 879 26 66 15
Leflore 681 57 184 41
Lincoln 622 37 115 27
Lowndes 714 19 46 10
Madison 1852 47 152 22
Marion 449 15 15 2
Marshall 407 5 12 1
Monroe 536 44 124 37
Montgomery 237 3 0 0
Neshoba 1129 82 107 34
Newton 452 10 7 1
Noxubee 341 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 712 30 132 18
Panola 617 7 3 1
Pearl River 391 32 52 12
Perry 143 6 0 0
Pike 649 26 53 12
Pontotoc 538 6 3 1
Prentiss 219 6 24 3
Quitman 138 1 0 0
Rankin 1623 23 66 8
Scott 911 16 15 3
Sharkey 86 0 1 0
Simpson 576 10 3 0
Smith 325 12 53 8
Stone 111 2 2 1
Sunflower 699 13 4 0
Tallahatchie 318 4 6 1
Tate 511 19 29 11
Tippah 212 11 0 0
Tishomingo 184 3 2 0
Tunica 168 3 12 2
Union 353 11 20 8
Walthall 372 14 54 8
Warren 762 23 41 9
Washington 1128 20 28 6
Wayne 654 21 54 8
Webster 148 11 52 10
Wilkinson 134 12 5 2
Winston 458 14 40 10
Yalobusha 256 9 35 7
Yazoo 653 8 21 2
Total 47,071 1,423 3,257 662