October 19, 2020

Coronavirus in Mississippi: Last week’s case count higher than entire month of May

Mississippi broke more COVID-19 coronavirus records Sunday with the state reporting more new cases in the last seven days than were discovered in the entire month of May.

Over the last seven days, the state reported 9,665 new cases of the virus. The total from May was 8,655.

Mississippi reported 1,207 new cases Sunday. That brings the total number of cases found in Mississippi to 52,304. The state believes more than 30,000 of those cases have recovered.

The state also reported 15 new deaths Sunday attributed to the virus bringing the total death toll to 1,495.

Mississippi’s 7-day average of new coronavirus cases jumped to 1,381 cases per day after Sunday’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 four 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 1,144, also a new record high.

The 14-day death toll dropped slightly to 249 people in the last two weeks.

Mississippi did update hospital utilization numbers early Sunday. On Saturday the state reported 961 confirmed COVID-19 patients in hospital beds with another 211 suspected COVID patients hospitalized and awaiting test results.

The state said Saturday 295 people with COVID-19 were in ICU beds, which was a new all-time high.

The state reported Saturday that 159 patients were on ventilators, a slight decrease from the prior day.

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
Adams 511 22
Alcorn 274 3
Amite 179 4
Attala 457 23
Benton 88 0
Bolivar 758 25
Calhoun 339 8
Carroll 231 11
Chickasaw 390 19
Choctaw 105 4
Claiborne 379 12
Clarke 277 25
Clay 340 13
Coahoma 535 7
Copiah 829 21
Covington 531 8
De Soto 2818 23
Forrest 1405 46
Franklin 85 2
George 243 5
Greene 192 10
Grenada 766 17
Hancock 269 14
Harrison 1810 26
Hinds 4553 82
Holmes 760 45
Humphreys 245 10
Issaquena 18 1
Itawamba 254 9
Jackson 1582 27
Jasper 336 6
Jefferson 163 4
Jefferson Davis 174 5
Jones 1563 56
Kemper 209 15
Lafayette 723 4
Lamar 954 11
Lauderdale 1218 84
Lawrence 271 3
Leake 724 24
Lee 1002 26
Leflore 735 57
Lincoln 681 38
Lowndes 811 22
Madison 2058 50
Marion 502 16
Marshall 454 5
Monroe 592 45
Montgomery 250 3
Neshoba 1148 82
Newton 472 10
Noxubee 365 10
Oktibbeha 893 31
Panola 732 9
Pearl River 427 34
Perry 175 6
Pike 720 29
Pontotoc 607 6
Prentiss 251 6
Quitman 168 1
Rankin 1830 23
Scott 930 16
Sharkey 103 1
Simpson 623 13
Smith 349 12
Stone 128 2
Sunflower 790 14
Tallahatchie 349 6
Tate 565 19
Tippah 236 11
Tishomingo 226 3
Tunica 182 4
Union 408 12
Walthall 396 15
Warren 853 24
Washington 1285 24
Wayne 689 21
Webster 166 11
Wilkinson 151 12
Winston 479 14
Yalobusha 276 9
Yazoo 689 9
Total 52,304 1,495