August 9, 2020

More Mississippi coronavirus cases in last 14 days than in April and May combined.

Mississippi’s 14-day coronavirus case average hit another record high on Thursday as more COVID-19 cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours, the state’s health department reported.

Mississippi reported 982 new cases Thursday. That brings the total number of cases found in Mississippi to 48,053. The state believes more than 30,000 of those cases have recovered.

The state also reported 13 new deaths Thursday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,436.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new coronavirus cases dropped slightly to 1,179 cases per day after Thursday’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 1,033, also a new record high. Over the past 14 days, 14,459 new cases have been reported. By comparison, that’s more cases than were reported in the state for the entire months of April and May combined and more than the entire month of June as well.

The 14-day death toll dropped slightly to 234 people dying of the virus in the last two weeks.

Mississippi hospital utilization continued to climb Thursday with more than 1,200 patients in hospital beds with either confirmed COVID-19 or suspected COVID patients awaiting test results.

The state said 293 people with COVID-19 were in ICU beds.

The state reported that 140 patients 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 466 22 44 11
Alcorn 198 2 1 1
Amite 156 4 13 2
Attala 435 23 89 19
Benton 85 0 1 0
Bolivar 673 24 42 7
Calhoun 315 5 23 4
Carroll 230 11 45 9
Chickasaw 360 19 35 11
Choctaw 100 4 0 0
Claiborne 363 12 43 9
Clarke 263 25 19 9
Clay 313 13 2 1
Coahoma 471 7 2 0
Copiah 786 21 30 3
Covington 506 8 3 1
Desoto 2668 21 24 6
Forrest 1294 45 96 29
Franklin 79 2 3 1
George 202 3 1 0
Greene 173 10 34 6
Grenada 741 16 60 9
Hancock 219 14 8 4
Harrison 1628 21 113 11
Hinds 4070 78 201 27
Holmes 697 43 97 20
Humphreys 229 10 19 6
Issaquena 16 1 0 0
Itawamba 227 9 34 7
Jackson 1384 24 68 6
Jasper 311 6 1 0
Jefferson 152 4 3 0
Jefferson Davis 160 4 3 1
Jones 1455 53 159 35
Kemper 205 15 38 9
Lafayette 653 4 43 1
Lamar 866 9 3 2
Lauderdale 1155 83 203 54
Lawrence 235 3 0 0
Leake 710 23 4 0
Lee 896 26 66 15
Leflore 691 57 184 41
Lincoln 640 37 115 27
Lowndes 745 20 48 11
Madison 1893 50 156 23
Marion 462 15 15 2
Marshall 423 5 12 1
Monroe 547 44 124 37
Montgomery 243 3 0 0
Neshoba 1130 82 107 34
Newton 454 10 7 1
Noxubee 343 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 733 30 132 18
Panola 640 8 3 1
Pearl River 392 32 52 12
Perry 151 6 0 0
Pike 664 27 53 12
Pontotoc 560 6 3 1
Prentiss 224 6 24 3
Quitman 141 1 0 0
Rankin 1644 23 67 8
Scott 917 16 15 3
Sharkey 91 0 1 0
Simpson 589 11 6 3
Smith 331 12 53 8
Stone 113 2 2 1
Sunflower 721 13 5 1
Tallahatchie 322 4 6 1
Tate 531 19 29 11
Tippah 216 11 0 0
Tishomingo 190 3 2 0
Tunica 173 3 12 2
Union 374 11 20 8
Walthall 378 14 54 8
Warren 776 23 41 9
Washington 1138 20 28 6
Wayne 656 21 54 8
Webster 150 11 52 10
Wilkinson 137 12 5 2
Winston 461 14 40 10
Yalobusha 260 9 35 7
Yazoo 664 8 21 2
Total 48,053 1,436 3,272 671