September 24, 2020

New daily coronavirus cases rise in Mississippi; last 14 days deadliest yet in pandemic

After two days of lower-than-average new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the state, Mississippi reported more than 1,000 new cases on Tuesday and dozens of additional deaths.

Reported deaths are at an all-time high over the last two weeks with 365 deaths reported.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,074 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and 42 more deaths from the prior day.

In total, 62,199 cases have been found in the state. The state believes more than 42,000 of those cases have recovered.

The state also reported a record high number of COVID-19 patients in ICUs at state hospitals with 314 patients in those critical care beds.

A total of 1,753 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 1,129 with Tuesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average also dropped to a new record, 1,191 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 587 25 45 12
Alcorn 363 4 1 1
Amite 211 6 13 2
Attala 502 24 89 20
Benton 130 0 1 0
Bolivar 987 32 48 9
Calhoun 381 9 23 4
Carroll 248 11 45 9
Chickasaw 443 19 35 11
Choctaw 129 4 0 0
Claiborne 401 13 43 9
Clarke 310 25 19 9
Clay 374 13 2 1
Coahoma 677 10 4 2
Copiah 924 26 30 4
Covington 601 12 4 1
De Soto 3387 27 42 6
Forrest 1653 53 101 31
Franklin 117 2 3 1
George 549 5 1 0
Greene 232 11 35 6
Grenada 816 21 74 12
Hancock 344 14 8 4
Harrison 2228 33 130 14
Hinds 5329 110 252 48
Holmes 851 48 97 20
Humphreys 274 11 19 6
Issaquena 21 1 0 0
Itawamba 317 10 34 7
Jackson 2063 38 68 7
Jasper 385 9 1 0
Jefferson 193 6 6 1
Jefferson Davis 214 6 3 1
Jones 1804 57 168 35
Kemper 227 15 38 9
Lafayette 885 12 81 9
Lamar 1146 13 3 2
Lauderdale 1354 88 205 56
Lawrence 315 5 14 0
Leake 771 25 4 0
Lee 1274 30 67 15
Leflore 866 60 184 42
Lincoln 756 41 116 27
Lowndes 999 32 68 18
Madison 2324 60 180 31
Marion 625 19 15 2
Marshall 585 8 12 1
Monroe 716 50 126 41
Montgomery 297 3 0 0
Neshoba 1232 88 107 35
Newton 526 11 8 1
Noxubee 426 11 16 3
Oktibbeha 1060 36 175 24
Panola 936 11 5 1
Pearl River 496 37 56 15
Perry 226 7 0 0
Pike 846 32 72 15
Pontotoc 752 7 4 1
Prentiss 351 6 24 3
Quitman 233 1 0 0
Rankin 2168 30 87 10
Scott 962 19 15 3
Sharkey 183 1 6 1
Simpson 723 28 27 13
Smith 385 13 54 8
Stone 159 3 3 1
Sunflower 926 23 11 2
Tallahatchie 496 10 7 2
Tate 665 24 34 11
Tippah 316 12 0 0
Tishomingo 339 4 2 0
Tunica 292 6 12 2
Union 538 14 20 8
Walthall 463 18 63 9
Warren 976 30 87 13
Washington 1524 33 44 11
Wayne 736 21 57 10
Webster 201 12 52 11
Wilkinson 188 13 8 3
Winston 584 15 40 11
Yalobusha 313 10 35 7
Yazoo 793 11 21 2
Total 62,199 1,753 3,709 782