September 19, 2020

Mississippi’s masking seems to be working, coronavirus numbers declining

Mississippi’s number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases reported Tuesday continued to be lower than the trailing averages, indicating that measures to slow the virus’ spread may be working.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 644 new coronavirus cases Tuesday and 33 more deaths from the prior day.

Tuesday’s declining numbers comes exactly one week after Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves implemented a statewide face mask order and just more than a month after the governor began rolling out mask mandates for specific counties deemed as “hot spots” for the virus.

In total, 68,293 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes nearly 50,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 1,944 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 871 with Tuesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 1,000 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 632 25 46 12
Alcorn 435 5 8 1
Amite 237 6 14 2
Attala 527 25 89 20
Benton 145 1 2 0
Bolivar 1136 35 48 9
Calhoun 425 9 23 4
Carroll 261 11 45 9
Chickasaw 476 19 35 11
Choctaw 135 4 0 0
Claiborne 409 14 43 9
Clarke 336 26 27 9
Clay 401 14 2 1
Coahoma 781 13 34 2
Copiah 962 28 30 4
Covington 622 14 4 1
De Soto 3710 31* 45 7
Forrest 1826 56 101 32
Franklin 131 2 3 1
George 595 6 5 0
Greene 256 12 35 6
Grenada 851 23 76 13
Hancock 402 14 8 4
Harrison 2601 36 146 15
Hinds 5700 119 271 53
Holmes 910 49 97 20
Humphreys 297 12 20 6
Issaquena 27 2 0 0
Itawamba 387 10 36 7
Jackson 2314 44 68 7
Jasper 394 9 1 0
Jefferson 195 7 8 2
Jefferson Davis 233 6 3 1
Jones 1931 59 170 35
Kemper 233 14 38 9
Lafayette 987 19 89 14
Lamar 1231 15 8 3
Lauderdale 1415 92 210 56
Lawrence 323 8 13 1
Leake 795 26 4 0
Lee 1521 42 83 15
Leflore 949 66 184 44
Lincoln 834 42 124 28
Lowndes 1092 39 83 23
Madison 2455 69 191 36
Marion 684 20 47 5
Marshall 712 9 16 1
Monroe 821 55 146 44
Montgomery 329 5 0 0
Neshoba 1288 92 108 35
Newton 545 11 7 1
Noxubee 461 12 17 4
Oktibbeha 1133 39 177 26
Panola 1068 16 7 1
Pearl River 559 40 57 16
Perry 242 8 0 0
Pike 940 37 73 18
Pontotoc 842 9 5 1
Prentiss 423 10 25 3
Quitman 269 1 0 0
Rankin 2307 35 99 10
Scott 1011 20 15 3
Sharkey 204 5 42 4
Simpson 806 31 56 15
Smith 406 13 54 8
Stone 211 5 23 2
Sunflower 1056 25 15 3
Tallahatchie 541 11 7 2
Tate 743 30 33 12
Tippah 374 14 1 0
Tishomingo 437 7 33 0
Tunica 358 7 12 2
Union 662 16 35 8
Walthall 502 21 64 10
Warren 1125 35 94 18
Washington 1701 42 57 13
Wayne 780 21 57 10
Webster 237 12 52 11
Wilkinson 215 13 8 3
Winston 629 16 40 11
Yalobusha 316 10 35 7
Yazoo 841 13 28 3
Total 68,293 1,944 4,115 842

Note:¬†A death previously reported in DeSoto County was determined to be a TN resident and has been removed from DeSoto County’s data. The data below has been updated to reflect these changes.