November 27, 2020

Bump in new coronavirus cases ends Mississippi’s 10-day streak of declining average

Mississippi broke its streak of declining 7-day daily new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday as the state released its latest statistics.

The state had seen the 7-day daily average decline for 10 days straight until Tuesday when the Mississippi Department of Health reported 795 new coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 34 more deaths Tuesday from the prior day. Seven deaths reported on Tuesday actually occurred between July 21 and August 9, the state health officials said.

In total, 73,207 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 56,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,128 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose slightly to 702 with Tuesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 786 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 679 28 46 12
Alcorn 465 6 10 1
Amite 252 6 14 2
Attala 553 25 90 20
Benton 169 1 2 0
Bolivar 1251 41 71 11
Calhoun 437 9 23 4
Carroll 268 11 45 9
Chickasaw 518 19 36 11
Choctaw 143 4 0 0
Claiborne 416 15 43 9
Clarke 375 28 31 9
Clay 430 14 2 1
Coahoma 834 14 73 2
Copiah 991 30 30 4
Covington 672 17 7 3
De Soto 3983 34 45 7
Forrest 1937 59 106 33
Franklin 157 2 3 1
George 641 10 5 2
Greene 276 13 35 6
Grenada 878 27 83 15
Hancock 432 17 8 4
Harrison 2836 40 148 16
Hinds 5995 128* 311 55
Holmes 964 50 98 20
Humphreys 313 12 20 6
Issaquena 28 2 0 0
Itawamba 440 12 47 8
Jackson 2518 48 74 7
Jasper 435 11 1 0
Jefferson 202 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 255 7 3 1
Jones 2007 66 173 35
Kemper 253 14 38 9
Lafayette 1084 23 91 17
Lamar 1298 22 8 3
Lauderdale 1509 99 212 57
Lawrence 347 8 17 1
Leake 818 27 4 0
Lee 1780 43 101 20
Leflore 1002 70 184 44
Lincoln 885 45 124 28
Lowndes 1153 46 90 28
Madison 2583 75 214 37
Marion 716 23 47 6
Marshall 795 10 18 2
Monroe 893 55 147 44
Montgomery 373 10 16 5
Neshoba 1337 96 109 36
Newton 591 12 10 1
Noxubee 489 12 17 4
Oktibbeha 1205 43 179 28
Panola 1152 18 9 1
Pearl River 618 42 66 18
Perry 266 8 0 0
Pike 1011 39 73 19
Pontotoc 900 9 6 1
Prentiss 506 11 30 3
Quitman 279 2 0 0
Rankin 2456 43 115 11
Scott 1040 21 15 3
Sharkey 220 7 42 6
Simpson 867 36 93 17
Smith 429 13 54 8
Stone 259 6 23 2
Sunflower 1127 30 31 7
Tallahatchie 580 11 9 2
Tate 781 31 33 12
Tippah 451 14 1 0
Tishomingo 478 13 47 5
Tunica 387 9 12 2
Union 780 19 38 11
Walthall 530 23 66 12
Warren 1204 37 99 18
Washington 1834 48 65 15
Wayne 813 21 58 10
Webster 257 13 52 11
Wilkinson 239 14 8 4
Winston 653 18 40 11
Yalobusha 329 10 35 7
Yazoo 900 15 28 3
Total 73,207 2,128 4,465 905

Note: One death previously reported in Hinds County was determined not be a COVID-19-related death. The data above has been edited to reflect this update.