August 10, 2020

COVID-19 whipped Mississippi in July doubling cases, drastically increasing deaths. Here’s the latest.

More than 50 Mississippians died of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the state reported Friday. It was the single deadliest day in Mississippi’s fight with virus and ended a month of statistics that seemed to get worse with each new day.

The state reported 1,168 new coronavirus cases and 52 more deaths from the prior day, the Mississippi State Health Department reported.

Friday’s report capped easily the worst month in the pandemic with Mississippi’s case load doubling in a single month and the death toll increasing by more than one-third.

The number of hospitalized confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus patients remained at near-record levels Friday, and the 14-day, daily new case average broke the previous record as well.

Mississippi State Department of Health officials reported a record high 989 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized with another 240 suspected COVID patients in hospitals across the state.

The state reported 297 patients were in ICU beds with 176 requiring a ventilator, also a new record.

In total, 58,747 cases have been found in the state. The state believes more than 35,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 1,663 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped slightly to 1,298.

The 14-day, daily average rose again to a new record, 1,280 cases per day a new record. The 14-day, daily average has set a new record each day for more than two weeks.

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 565 23 45 12
Alcorn 335 3 1 1
Amite 193 4 13 2
Attala 486 23 89 19
Benton 118 0 1 0
Bolivar 917 32 47 9
Calhoun 366 8 23 4
Carroll 240 11 45 9
Chickasaw 420 19 35 11
Choctaw 124 4 0 0
Claiborne 398 12 43 9
Clarke 297 25 19 9
Clay 363 14 2 1
Coahoma 632 10 4 2
Copiah 897 23 30 3
Covington 575 11 4 1
De Soto 3113 26 39 6
Forrest 1564 50 98 30
Franklin 111 3 3 1
George 525 5 1 0
Greene 223 11 35 6
Grenada 796 20 71 11
Hancock 323 14 8 4
Harrison 2048 31 124 14
Hinds 5091 102 231 45
Holmes 825 46 97 20
Humphreys 262 11 19 6
Issaquena 20 1 0 0
Itawamba 297 10 34 7
Jackson 1837 34 68 7
Jasper 368 8 1 0
Jefferson 188 6 4 1
Jefferson Davis 191 5 3 1
Jones 1705 57 168 35
Kemper 223 15 38 9
Lafayette 837 7 66 3
Lamar 1080 12 3 2
Lauderdale 1316 88 204 56
Lawrence 300 5 14 0
Leake 755 25 5 0
Lee 1162 29 66 15
Leflore 814 59 184 42
Lincoln 730 38 115 27
Lowndes 941 30 64 16
Madison 2250 50 169 23
Marion 581 17 15 2
Marshall 536 8 12 1
Monroe 675 50 126 41
Montgomery 276 3 0 0
Neshoba 1186 87 107 35
Newton 514 11 8 1
Noxubee 411 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 1039 34 153 22
Panola 877 11 5 1
Pearl River 471 36 53 14
Perry 209 7 0 0
Pike 808 30 67 14
Pontotoc 699 7 4 1
Prentiss 318 6 24 3
Quitman 211 1 0 0
Rankin 2091 28 86 9
Scott 947 17 15 3
Sharkey 139 1 6 1
Simpson 696 24 14 10
Smith 367 12 54 8
Stone 144 3 2 1
Sunflower 893 21 11 1
Tallahatchie 399 10 7 2
Tate 621 21 31 11
Tippah 285 12 0 0
Tishomingo 299 3 2 0
Tunica 228 5 12 2
Union 503 13 20 8
Walthall 425 18 57 9
Warren 946 25 80 11
Washington 1419 32 38 9
Wayne 729 21 56 10
Webster 181 12 52 11
Wilkinson 178 12 8 2
Winston 560 14 40 10
Yalobusha 308 10 35 7
Yazoo 757 11 21 2
Total 58,747 1,663 3,570 744