October 26, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus cases continue to climb, new record set

Mississippi reported higher than average COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday as the virus spread continued across the state, setting a new 14-day average daily case record.

The state reported 1,342 new coronavirus cases and 42 more deaths from the virus, bringing the total cases to 54,299 and 1,543 deaths.

The state said two of the deaths reported Tuesday actually occurred between June 3 and July 27, but were delayed in reporting.

The state believes approximately 35,000 people have recovered from the virus.

The state reported the number of patients with confirmed COVID-19 rose slightly Tuesday with 969 confirmed COVID cases and another 215 suspected patients.

The state reported 169 patients were on ventilators, a new 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 531 23 44 11
Alcorn 305 3 1 1
Amite 181 4 13 2
Attala 467 23 89 19
Benton 102 0 1 0
Bolivar 812 25 45 7
Calhoun 345 8 23 4
Carroll 233 11 45 9
Chickasaw 396 19 35 11
Choctaw 111 4 0 0
Claiborne 385 12 43 9
Clarke 282 25 19 9
Clay 350 13 2 1
Coahoma 567 7 2 0
Copiah 852 21 30 3
Covington 549 8 3 1
De Soto 2882 24 34 6
Forrest 1464 48 97 30
Franklin 94 2 3 1
George 256 5 1 0
Greene 205 10 35 6
Grenada 775 19 71 10
Hancock 291 14 8 4
Harrison 1868 27 120 13
Hinds 4737 93 213 39
Holmes 791 45 97 20
Humphreys 253 10 19 6
Issaquena 19 1 0 0
Itawamba 273 9 34 7
Jackson 1638 29 68 6
Jasper 348 7 1 0
Jefferson 171 5 3 0
Jefferson Davis 182 5 3 1
Jones 1621 56 162 35
Kemper 214 15 38 9
Lafayette 758 4 47 1
Lamar 991 11 3 2
Lauderdale 1254 85 203 55
Lawrence 276 3 14 0
Leake 734 24 4 0
Lee 1050 28 66 15
Leflore 767 57 184 41
Lincoln 688 38 115 27
Lowndes 833 23 57 12
Madison 2139 50 167 23
Marion 532 16 15 2
Marshall 482 5 12 1
Monroe 613 49 125 40
Montgomery 252 3 0 0
Neshoba 1158 83 107 34
Newton 490 10 7 1
Noxubee 374 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 995 31 138 19
Panola 768 10 3 1
Pearl River 444 35 53 14
Perry 189 7 0 0
Pike 751 29 62 14
Pontotoc 638 6 3 1
Prentiss 267 6 24 3
Quitman 183 1 0 0
Rankin 1920 25 86 8
Scott 936 17 15 3
Sharkey 117 1 6 1
Simpson 642 15 7 3
Smith 355 12 53 8
Stone 132 3 2 1
Sunflower 824 14 10 1
Tallahatchie 363 9 7 2
Tate 576 19 30 11
Tippah 255 11 0 0
Tishomingo 240 3 2 0
Tunica 196 4 12 2
Union 439 13 20 8
Walthall 404 15 54 8
Warren 886 24 48 10
Washington 1296 25 38 9
Wayne 702 21 54 8
Webster 174 11 52 10
Wilkinson 158 12 5 2
Winston 505 14 40 10
Yalobusha 286 10 35 7
Yazoo 717 11 21 2
Total 54,299 1,543 3,424 703