October 26, 2020

Mississippi’s coronavirus fight: 18,000 new cases, nearly 350 deaths in last two weeks

After ending July with an average of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases per day, Mississippi kept the trend going Saturday with more than 1,100 new cases and 30 deaths reported.

The state reported 1,134 new coronavirus cases Saturday and 30 more deaths from the prior day.

Six of the deaths reported Saturday actually occurred between July 5 and 26, but were delayed in reporting the state said.

The number of new cases was down from Thursday’s record high for the most new cases in a single day – 1,775.

Mississippi health officials reported 968 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized with another 204 suspected COVID patients in hospitals across the state. Both statistics were lower than the prior day.

The state reported 302 patients were in ICU beds, near an all-time record, with 172 requiring a ventilator.

In total, 59,881 cases have been found in the state. The state believes more than 35,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 1,693 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 1,255 with Saturday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average rose again to a new record, 1,288 cases per day a new record. The 14-day, daily average has set a new record each day for the last 20 days.

In the last two weeks, more than 18,000 new cases have been reported and 349 deaths have been reported.

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 578 25 45 12
Alcorn 349 4 1 1
Amite 204 5 * 13 2
Attala 495 24 89 20
Benton 124 0 1 0
Bolivar 933 32 48 9
Calhoun 373 8 23 4
Carroll 245 11 45 9
Chickasaw 427 19 35 11
Choctaw 125 4 0 0
Claiborne 399 13 43 9
Clarke 297 25 19 9
Clay 364 14 2 1
Coahoma 648 10 4 2
Copiah 903 23 30 3
Covington 576 11 4 1
De Soto 3215 27 41 6
Forrest 1615 51 99 31
Franklin 111 2 * 3 1
George 539 5 1 0
Greene 226 11 35 6
Grenada 805 20 71 11
Hancock 324 14 8 4
Harrison 2067 32 126 14
Hinds 5176 106 237 47
Holmes 835 46 97 20
Humphreys 265 11 19 6
Issaquena 21 1 0 0
Itawamba 306 10 34 7
Jackson 1874 34 68 7
Jasper 373 8 1 0
Jefferson 191 6 6 1
Jefferson Davis 196 6 3 1
Jones 1740 57 168 35
Kemper 223 15 38 9
Lafayette 861 9 67 5
Lamar 1105 12 3 2
Lauderdale 1321 88 205 56
Lawrence 307 5 14 0
Leake 762 25 5 0
Lee 1194 30 66 15
Leflore 827 59 184 42
Lincoln 735 39 115 27
Lowndes 958 30 64 16
Madison 2272 53 172 26
Marion 594 18 15 2
Marshall 556 8 12 1
Monroe 687 50 126 41
Montgomery 291 3 0 0
Neshoba 1190 87 107 35
Newton 514 11 8 1
Noxubee 414 10 16 3
Oktibbeha 1044 34 168 22
Panola 896 11 5 1
Pearl River 480 36 53 14
Perry 213 7 0 0
Pike 819 32 67 15
Pontotoc 716 7 4 1
Prentiss 331 6 24 3
Quitman 220 1 0 0
Rankin 2111 28 87 10
Scott 951 17 15 3
Sharkey 180 1 6 1
Simpson 707 26 15 11
Smith 374 13 54 8
Stone 146 3 2 1
Sunflower 903 22 11 2
Tallahatchie 446 10 7 2
Tate 638 22 31 11
Tippah 294 12 0 0
Tishomingo 306 3 2 0
Tunica 252 6 12 2
Union 513 13 20 8
Walthall 439 18 57 9
Warren 964 25 80 11
Washington 1457 32 39 10
Wayne 731 21 56 10
Webster 195 12 52 11
Wilkinson 183 12 8 2
Winston 566 15 40 11
Yalobusha 312 10 35 7
Yazoo 764 11 21 2
Total 59,881 1,693 3,607 759

Note: A death previously reported in Franklin County has been corrected to Amite County.