November 26, 2020

Bump in curve? Mississippi’s new coronavirus averages creep back up

After more than two weeks of declining, Mississippi’s 7-day rolling daily average of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases has begun to increase as Thursday’s statistics marked the second day of higher-than-average new cases.

On Thursday, the Mississippi Department of Health reported 894 new coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 27 more deaths Thursday from the prior day. Two deaths reported on Thursday actually occurred between July 24 and August 9, the state health officials said.

The newly reported deaths make August the second-deadliest month for Mississippi since the pandemic began in March.

Through Thursday’s statistics, 530 deaths have been reported in August from COVID-19.

July is still the deadliest month on record with 593 reported deaths.

However August appears on track to eclipse that number as the daily average number of deaths reported in August is more than 38-percent higher than July’s daily average.

In total, 75,449 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 56,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,190 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose to 780 with Thursday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped slightly to 789 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 693 28 46 12
Alcorn 488 6 12 1
Amite 257 6 14 2
Attala 563 25 90 20
Benton 181 1 2 0
Bolivar 1289 41 72 11
Calhoun 442 9 23 4
Carroll 279 11 45 9
Chickasaw 535 20 36 11
Choctaw 147 4 0 0
Claiborne 418 15 43 9
Clarke 395 28 31 9
Clay 435 14 2 1
Coahoma 890 14 75 2
Copiah 1002 30 30 4
Covington 680 17 8 3
De Soto 4143 37 47 8
Forrest 1964 59 118 34
Franklin 159 2 3 1
George 654 11 5 2
Greene 276 14 35 6
Grenada 888 28 83 15
Hancock 442 17 8 4
Harrison 2927 41 149 16
Hinds 6098 130 316 55
Holmes 983 50 98 20
Humphreys 319 12 20 6
Issaquena 45 2 0 0
Itawamba 465 12 47 8
Jackson 2650 52 74 7
Jasper 448 12 1 0
Jefferson 208 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 261 7 3 1
Jones 2033 67 174 35
Kemper 255 14 38 9
Lafayette 1122 27 91 19
Lamar 1317 24 8 3
Lauderdale 1578 101 212 58
Lawrence 369 9 17 1
Leake 828 27 4 0
Lee 1885 44 117 20
Leflore 1163 70 185 44
Lincoln 903 46 124 28
Lowndes 1175 47 91 28
Madison 2668 77 220 38
Marion 725 24 48 6
Marshall 859 10 18 2
Monroe 938 56 147 44
Montgomery 381 11 24 6
Neshoba 1364 97 109 36
Newton 614 13 10 2
Noxubee 499 13 17 4
Oktibbeha 1237 45 180 29
Panola 1184 20 12 2
Pearl River 643 44 66 19
Perry 274 9 0 0
Pike 1052 39 74 19
Pontotoc 927 9 6 1
Prentiss 537 12 31 3
Quitman 284 2 0 0
Rankin 2529 44 115 11
Scott 1057 21 15 3
Sharkey 226 7 42 6
Simpson 873 37 93 18
Smith 439 13 54 8
Stone 269 9 27 3
Sunflower 1165 31 31 7
Tallahatchie 593 11 9 2
Tate 801 31 32 12
Tippah 465 14 1 0
Tishomingo 495 14 82 6
Tunica 411 9 12 2
Union 802 19 38 11
Walthall 539 23 65 12
Warren 1220 38 101 18
Washington 1868 56 72 17
Wayne 819 21 58 10
Webster 278 13 52 11
Wilkinson 244 14 8 4
Winston 667 18 40 11
Yalobusha 339 10 35 7
Yazoo 912 17 29 4
Total 75,449 2,190 4,578 922