September 22, 2020

Mississippi halves weekly total new coronavirus cases in last three weeks

Mississippi has cut its 7-day total number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in half since the state’s peak on July 26, state numbers released Monday indicate.

On Monday, the state again reported much lower-than-average numbers of new coronavirus cases with a total of only 276 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The last time the daily new case count was that low as on July 5, just after the Fourth of July holiday. Prior to that, the number had not been that low since mid-June.

Monday was also the ninth-straight day the 7-day average of new cases declined.

In the last seven days a total of 4,763 new cases have been reported. On July 26, the trailing 7-day total of new cases was 9,665.

Don’t lose focus (masks, 6ft, small groups),” Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs wrote Sunday on Twitter. “It’s working! #MaskUpMS”

The state also reported 11 more deaths Monday from the prior day. Two deaths reported on Monday actually occurred between July 26 and 27, the state said.

In total, 72,412 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 56,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,095 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day and 14-day averages of new cases continued to decline, indicating that the state’s measures aimed at slowing the virus’ spread may be working.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 680 with Monday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 806 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 669 28 46 12
Alcorn 457 5 10 1
Amite 249 6 14 2
Attala 551 25 90 20
Benton 167 1 2 0
Bolivar 1224 40 71 11
Calhoun 435 9 23 4
Carroll 268 11 45 9
Chickasaw 513 19 36 11
Choctaw 141 4 0 0
Claiborne 414 14 43 9
Clarke 372 28 31 9
Clay 420 14 2 1
Coahoma 830 13 73 2
Copiah 987 30 30 4
Covington 666 16 7 3
De Soto 3913 34 45 7
Forrest 1924 57 104 32
Franklin 153 2 3 1
George 639 10 5 2
Greene 276 13 35 6
Grenada 870 27 80 15
Hancock 432 16 8 4
Harrison 2804 38 148 15
Hinds 5917 129 302 56
Holmes 957 50 97 20
Humphreys 313 12 20 6
Issaquena 28 2 0 0
Itawamba 427 10 46 8
Jackson 2482 47 74 7
Jasper 432 11 1 0
Jefferson 198 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 255 7 3 1
Jones 2002 65 173 35
Kemper 251 14 38 9
Lafayette 1072 21 91 16
Lamar 1297 22 8 3
Lauderdale 1497 98 212 57
Lawrence 342 8 17 1
Leake 813 27 4 0
Lee 1737 43 99 20
Leflore 998 70 184 44
Lincoln 879 45 124 28
Lowndes 1140 42 90 26
Madison 2556 74 214 37
Marion 713 22 47 6
Marshall 770 10 18 2
Monroe 883 55 147 44
Montgomery 369 10 5 3
Neshoba 1328 96 109 36
Newton 588 12 10 1
Noxubee 486 12 17 4
Oktibbeha 1183 42 179 28
Panola 1143 18 9 1
Pearl River 613 42 58 17
Perry 262 8 0 0
Pike 984 38 73 19
Pontotoc 892 9 6 1
Prentiss 498 11 30 3
Quitman 279 1 0 0
Rankin 2437 42 115 11
Scott 1033 21 15 3
Sharkey 219 7 42 6
Simpson 861 36 93 17
Smith 422 13 54 8
Stone 256 6 23 2
Sunflower 1116 29 29 7
Tallahatchie 568 11 9 2
Tate 774 30 33 12
Tippah 443 14 1 0
Tishomingo 476 12 36 5
Tunica 381 9 12 2
Union 772 19 38 11
Walthall 525 22 65 11
Warren 1182 37 99 18
Washington 1818 46 62 15
Wayne 810 21 58 10
Webster 257 13 52 11
Wilkinson 234 14 8 4
Winston 653 18 40 11
Yalobusha 326 10 35 7
Yazoo 891 14 28 3
Total 72,412 2,095 4,411 897