November 24, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus cases jumped back up, but averages still declining

After three days of reporting lower-than-average numbers of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases, Mississippi reported more than 1,000 new cases Wednesday along with 45 additional deaths.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,081 new coronavirus cases Wednesday and 45 more deaths from the prior day. Of the deaths reported Wednesday, 17 actually occurred between July 26 and August 6 but were delayed in being reported.

In total, 69,374 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes nearly 50,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 1,989 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

Despite the jump in daily cases on Wednesday, the 7-day and 14-day averages of new cases continued to decline,¬†indicating that measures to slow the virus’ spread may be working.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 847 with Wednesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 969 cases per day. Wednesday was the first time since mid-July that the 14-day average dropped back below 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 642 26 46 12
Alcorn 439 5 8 1
Amite 240 6 14 2
Attala 533 25 89 20
Benton 154 1 2 0
Bolivar 1156 36 48 9
Calhoun 426 9 23 4
Carroll 262 11 45 9
Chickasaw 488 19 35 11
Choctaw 138 4 0 0
Claiborne 409 14 43 9
Clarke 343 28 27 9
Clay 404 14 2 1
Coahoma 789 13 43 2
Copiah 971 28 30 4
Covington 637 15 5 1
De Soto 3753 31 45 7
Forrest 1858 57 101 32
Franklin 135 2 3 1
George 603 8 5 1
Greene 262 13 35 6
Grenada 856 26 76 15
Hancock 409 15 8 4
Harrison 2651 36 148 15
Hinds 5768 121 273 54
Holmes 923 49 97 20
Humphreys 299 12 20 6
Issaquena 27 2 0 0
Itawamba 395 10 40 7
Jackson 2391 45 68 7
Jasper 408 9 1 0
Jefferson 196 7 8 2
Jefferson Davis 240 6 3 1
Jones 1947 62 171 35
Kemper 240 14 38 9
Lafayette 1018 20 90 15
Lamar 1241 15 8 3
Lauderdale 1439 93 210 56
Lawrence 329 8 13 1
Leake 799 27 4 0
Lee 1563 42 83 15
Leflore 959 68 184 44
Lincoln 846 43 124 28
Lowndes 1102 40 84 24
Madison 2489 72 206 37
Marion 689 21 47 6
Marshall 729 9 17 2
Monroe 831 55 146 44
Montgomery 345 6 1 1
Neshoba 1306 94 108 35
Newton 555 11 7 1
Noxubee 463 12 17 4
Oktibbeha 1136 39 177 26
Panola 1091 17 8 1
Pearl River 567 40 57 16
Perry 248 8 0 0
Pike 951 37 73 18
Pontotoc 857 9 5 1
Prentiss 441 10 26 3
Quitman 275 1 0 0
Rankin 2322 38 100 10
Scott 1017 20 15 3
Sharkey 206 5 42 4
Simpson 821 31 56 15
Smith 412 13 54 8
Stone 224 5 23 2
Sunflower 1071 27 15 3
Tallahatchie 547 11 7 2
Tate 746 30 33 12
Tippah 388 14 1 0
Tishomingo 444 9 34 2
Tunica 365 7 12 2
Union 700 17 35 8
Walthall 511 21 64 10
Warren 1137 35 95 18
Washington 1722 44 57 13
Wayne 789 21 58 10
Webster 248 13 52 11
Wilkinson 220 13 8 3
Winston 635 16 40 11
Yalobusha 318 10 35 7
Yazoo 870 13 28 3
Total 69,374 1,989 4,159 854

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.