October 20, 2020

More coronavirus cases hospitalized in state than ever before

The number of hospitalized COVID-19 coronavirus patients hit a new record Wednesday as the 14-day, daily new case average set new records as well.

The state reported 1,505 new coronavirus cases and 20 more deaths from the virus.

The state said four of the deaths reported Wednesday actually occurred between May 10 and July 12, but were delayed in reporting.

Mississippi State Department of Health officials reported that 982 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized with another 229 suspected COVID patients in hospitals across the state.

The state reported 296 patients were in ICU beds with 178 requiring a ventilator, also a new record.

In total, 55,804 cases have been found in the state. The state believes more than 35,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 1,563 people have died as a result of coronavirus.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped slightly to 1,247, while the 14-day, daily average rose again to a new record, 1,231 cases per 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 Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 539 23 44 11
Alcorn 312 3 1 1
Amite 188 4 13 2
Attala 475 23 89 19
Benton 107 0 1 0
Bolivar 860 26 47 8
Calhoun 355 8 23 4
Carroll 236 11 45 9
Chickasaw 398 19 35 11
Choctaw 117 4 0 0
Claiborne 387 12 43 9
Clarke 284 25 19 9
Clay 355 13 2 1
Coahoma 593 7 2 0
Copiah 862 22 30 3
Covington 558 9 3 1
De Soto 2970 25 35 6
Forrest 1491 48 98 30
Franklin 95 2 3 1
George 378 5 1 0
Greene 211 10 35 6
Grenada 781 19 71 10
Hancock 298 14 8 4
Harrison 1944 27 122 13
Hinds 4838 94 224 40
Holmes 799 45 97 20
Humphreys 255 10 19 6
Issaquena 19 1 0 0
Itawamba 275 9 34 7
Jackson 1772 30 68 6
Jasper 356 7 1 0
Jefferson 178 5 3 0
Jefferson Davis 187 5 3 1
Jones 1635 56 162 35
Kemper 218 15 38 9
Lafayette 787 5 51 1
Lamar 1011 11 4 2
Lauderdale 1259 86 203 55
Lawrence 284 3 14 0
Leake 738 25 4 0
Lee 1069 28 66 15
Leflore 785 57 184 41
Lincoln 698 38 115 27
Lowndes 885 24 61 13
Madison 2167 50 168 23
Marion 550 16 15 2
Marshall 500 5 12 1
Monroe 620 49 126 41
Montgomery 258 3 0 0
Neshoba 1165 83 107 34
Newton 498 10 8 1
Noxubee 389 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 1011 31 152 19
Panola 826 10 5 1
Pearl River 452 35 53 14
Perry 196 7 0 0
Pike 781 30 62 14
Pontotoc 649 6 4 1
Prentiss 282 6 24 3
Quitman 195 1 0 0
Rankin 1988 27 86 8
Scott 941 17 15 3
Sharkey 122 1 6 1
Simpson 665 17 8 4
Smith 361 12 53 8
Stone 134 3 2 1
Sunflower 854 17 10 1
Tallahatchie 371 9 7 2
Tate 587 19 30 11
Tippah 264 11 0 0
Tishomingo 246 3 2 0
Tunica 209 4 12 2
Union 452 13 20 8
Walthall 416 16 54 8
Warren 897 24 58 10
Washington 1322 26 38 9
Wayne 708 21 54 8
Webster 175 11 52 10
Wilkinson 160 12 6 2
Winston 527 14 40 10
Yalobusha 298 10 35 7
Yazoo 726 11 21 2
Total 55,804 1,563 3,482 708