October 23, 2020

Mississippi reports lower coronavirus cases, state says it’s likely a weekend reporting lag

Mississippi reported far less new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday, but the state’s top health officer said it’s likely a weekend lag, not an actual reduction in virus spread yet.

The state reported 653 new coronavirus cases and six more deaths from the virus, bringing the total cases to 52,957 and 1,501 deaths. The state believes approximately 35,000 people have recovered from the virus.

“I wouldn’t be too comfortable with the 600 number,” Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said. “We frequently have a little bit of a drop after the weekend so we’ll just follow subsequent days to see what’s happening. but certainly would not take this as an indicator that we’ve seen much improvement yet. Although certainly, we can be hopeful.”

The state reported the number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 rose slightly Monday with 949 confirmed COVID cases and another 230 suspected patients.

Dobbs said nine major medical centers in Mississippi had no ICU beds available.

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 518 23 44 11
Alcorn 278 3 1 1
Amite 179 4 13 2
Attala 459 23 89 19
Benton 91 0 1 0
Bolivar 766 25 45 7
Calhoun 342 8 23 4
Carroll 232 11 45 9
Chickasaw 391 19 35 11
Choctaw 106 4 0 0
Claiborne 385 12 43 9
Clarke 278 25 19 9
Clay 345 13 2 1
Coahoma 547 7 2 0
Copiah 835 21 30 3
Covington 540 8 3 1
De Soto 2844 24 33 6
Forrest 1428 46 97 29
Franklin 88 2 3 1
George 247 5 1 0
Greene 200 10 34 6
Grenada 770 17 71 9
Hancock 277 14 8 4
Harrison 1824 26 120 13
Hinds 4624 82 206 30
Holmes 772 45 97 20
Humphreys 248 10 19 6
Issaquena 18 1 0 0
Itawamba 257 9 34 7
Jackson 1596 27 68 6
Jasper 341 6 1 0
Jefferson 166 4 3 0
Jefferson Davis 177 5 3 1
Jones 1591 56 162 35
Kemper 209 15 38 9
Lafayette 739 4 43 1
Lamar 972 11 3 2
Lauderdale 1222 84 203 55
Lawrence 273 3 14 0
Leake 725 24 4 0
Lee 1020 26 66 15
Leflore 736 57 184 41
Lincoln 681 38 115 27
Lowndes 816 22 54 11
Madison 2096 50 167 23
Marion 516 16 15 2
Marshall 456 5 12 1
Monroe 599 47 124 38
Montgomery 250 3 0 0
Neshoba 1149 82 107 34
Newton 475 10 7 1
Noxubee 370 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 981 31 135 19
Panola 747 9 3 1
Pearl River 431 34 53 14
Perry 179 7 0 0
Pike 730 28 62 13
Pontotoc 617 6 3 1
Prentiss 255 6 24 3
Quitman 172 1 0 0
Rankin 1856 23 85 8
Scott 932 16 15 3
Sharkey 103 1 2 1
Simpson 626 13 7 3
Smith 350 12 53 8
Stone 129 2 2 1
Sunflower 797 14 10 1
Tallahatchie 349 6 7 2
Tate 565 19 29 11
Tippah 240 11 0 0
Tishomingo 230 3 2 0
Tunica 184 4 12 2
Union 410 13 20 8
Walthall 397 15 54 8
Warren 856 24 48 10
Washington 1283 24 38 9
Wayne 693 21 54 8
Webster 171 11 52 10
Wilkinson 154 12 5 2
Winston 483 14 40 10
Yalobusha 279 10 35 7
Yazoo 694 9 21 2
Total 52,957 1,501 3,398 688