September 22, 2020

Curve flattening? Mississippi reports lowest number of new coronavirus cases in weeks

Mississippi reported its lowest number of new daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases since mid-July on Sunday as the number of new cases and the trailing averages continued to decline.

Reported deaths over the last two-weeks hit a new high on Sunday with 401 Mississippi deaths reported from the virus over the last 14-days. That statistic, however, gets clouded some by deaths that are sometimes reported weeks after the actual date of death.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 527 new coronavirus cases Sunday and 22 more deaths from the prior day. Of the deaths reported Sunday, 14 occurred in July, the state said but were delayed in reporting.

In total, 67,173 cases have been found in the state. The state believes more than 42,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 1,896 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 946 with Sunday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 1,062 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
Adams 623 25
Alcorn 428 5
Amite 232 6
Attala 522 25
Benton 144 1
Bolivar 1113 34
Calhoun 418 9
Carroll 261 11
Chickasaw 462 19
Choctaw 134 4
Claiborne 407 13
Clarke 327 26
Clay 396 14
Coahoma 760 13
Copiah 954 28
Covington 612 13
De Soto 3658 31
Forrest 1806 56
Franklin 127 2
George 581 5
Greene 250 12
Grenada 847 21
Hancock 390 14
Harrison 2520 36
Hinds 5613 118
Holmes 892 48
Humphreys 293 11
Issaquena 26 1
Itawamba 359 10
Jackson 2276 42
Jasper 386 9
Jefferson 196 7
Jefferson Davis 231 6
Jones 1899 58
Kemper 233 14
Lafayette 973 16
Lamar 1220 14
Lauderdale 1412 92
Lawrence 323 8
Leake 788 25
Lee 1462 41
Leflore 933 63
Lincoln 817 41
Lowndes 1077 37
Madison 2422 66
Marion 677 20
Marshall 695 9
Monroe 796 55
Montgomery 326 5
Neshoba 1286 92
Newton 542 11
Noxubee 457 11
Oktibbeha 1122 39
Panola 1059 13
Pearl River 550 39
Perry 236 7
Pike 936 36
Pontotoc 827 8
Prentiss 412 10
Quitman 269 1
Rankin 2283 34
Scott 1003 20
Sharkey 197 5
Simpson 796 30
Smith 405 13
Stone 199 5
Sunflower 1039 25
Tallahatchie 531 10
Tate 734 29
Tippah 366 13
Tishomingo 417 5
Tunica 337 7
Union 636 16
Walthall 502 20
Warren 1093 33
Washington 1663 41
Wayne 767 21
Webster 234 12
Wilkinson 212 13
Winston 620 16
Yalobusha 315 10
Yazoo 831 12
Total 67,173 1,896