Coronavirus in Mississippi: Last week’s case count higher than entire month of May
Published 11:35 am Sunday, July 26, 2020
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.
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