August 6, 2020

Mississippi ends statistically worst week yet in coronavirus fight with more broken records

Mississippi reported on Friday a near-record high number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours as more virus records were broken ending the worst two-week week in Mississippi’s fight to date.

Mississippi reported 1,610 new cases Friday, the second-highest, single-day total. That brings the total number of cases found in Mississippi to 49,663. The state believes more than 30,000 of those cases have recovered.

The state also reported 28 new deaths Friday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,463. The state reported that 11 of those deaths actually occurred between July 5 and July 17, but their reporting was delayed.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new coronavirus cases jumped to 1,262 cases per day after Friday’s daily count. That figure set another record for the average new cases in a 7-day period.

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 1,074, also a new record high. Over the past 14 days, 15,038 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 rose to 251 people dying of the virus in the last two week, another new high.

Mississippi hospital utilization climbed to a new high Friday with 975 confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital beds with another 241 suspected COVID patients hospitalized and awaiting test results.

The state said 279 people with COVID-19 were in ICU beds, which was lower than the record highs set over the last few days of 293 ICU patients.

The state reported that 163 patients were on ventilators, a 16-percent increase over the prior day, and another record high.

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 480 22 44 11
Alcorn 241 2 1 1
Amite 165 4 13 2
Attala 436 23 89 19
Benton 88 0 1 0
Bolivar 712 25 42 7
Calhoun 326 5 23 4
Carroll 230 11 45 9
Chickasaw 371 19 35 11
Choctaw 104 4 0 0
Claiborne 368 12 43 9
Clarke 267 25 19 9
Clay 325 13 2 1
Coahoma 492 7 2 0
Copiah 799 21 30 3
Covington 511 8 3 1
De Soto 2746 21 28 6
Forrest 1353 46 96 29
Franklin 80 2 3 1
George 220 4 1 0
Greene 181 10 34 6
Grenada 750 16 61 9
Hancock 235 14 8 4
Harrison 1694 22 114 11
Hinds 4261 80 203 29
Holmes 714 44 97 20
Humphreys 235 10 19 6
Issaquena 17 1 0 0
Itawamba 236 9 34 7
Jackson 1481 24 68 6
Jasper 318 6 1 0
Jefferson 154 4 3 0
Jefferson Davis 163 5 3 1
Jones 1495 54 160 35
Kemper 206 15 38 9
Lafayette 669 4 43 1
Lamar 900 9 3 2
Lauderdale 1159 84 203 55
Lawrence 246 3 0 0
Leake 718 24 4 0
Lee 941 26 66 15
Leflore 708 57 184 41
Lincoln 649 38 115 27
Lowndes 768 22 51 11
Madison 1978 50 156 23
Marion 476 14* 15 2
Marshall 429 5 12 1
Monroe 561 44 124 37
Montgomery 244 3 0 0
Neshoba 1138 82 107 34
Newton 458 10 7 1
Noxubee 348 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 759 31 132 19
Panola 662 8 3 1
Pearl River 403 34 52 14
Perry 160 6 0 0
Pike 685 28 60 13
Pontotoc 576 6 3 1
Prentiss 231 6 24 3
Quitman 149 1 0 0
Rankin 1709 23 67 8
Scott 919 16 15 3
Sharkey 92 0 1 0
Simpson 600 12 7 3
Smith 341 12 53 8
Stone 118 2 2 1
Sunflower 751 14 5 1
Tallahatchie 338 5 6 2
Tate 542 19 29 11
Tippah 223 11 0 0
Tishomingo 206 3 2 0
Tunica 175 4 12 2
Union 391 12 20 8
Walthall 382 15 54 8
Warren 825 23 48 9
Washington 1208 23 29 7
Wayne 660 21 54 8
Webster 158 11 52 10
Wilkinson 142 12 5 2
Winston 471 14 40 10
Yalobusha 270 9 35 7
Yazoo 673 9 21 2
Total 49,663 1,463 3,300 680

Note: A duplicate death report in Marion County has been corrected today.