September 22, 2020

Mississippi reports steady number of new coronavirus cases

The number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases found in Mississippi remained relatively stable with Friday’s update from the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The state reported 874 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 24 more deaths Friday from the prior day.

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

Through Friday’s statistics, 554 deaths have been reported in August from COVID-19.

July is currently the deadliest month on record for Mississippi 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, 76,323 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 56,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,214 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dipped to 770 with Friday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped slightly to 778 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 699 28 46 12
Alcorn 498 6 12 1
Amite 259 6 14 2
Attala 568 25 90 20
Benton 183 1 2 0
Bolivar 1310 42 72 11
Calhoun 445 9 23 4
Carroll 279 11 45 9
Chickasaw 540 20 36 11
Choctaw 147 4 0 0
Claiborne 420 15 43 9
Clarke 403 28 31 9
Clay 442 14 2 1
Coahoma 895 14 75 2
Copiah 1006 30 30 4
Covington 682 17 8 3
De Soto 4185 37 49 9
Forrest 1976 59 118 34
Franklin 164 3 3 1
George 666 11 5 2
Greene 282 14 35 6
Grenada 892 28 83 15
Hancock 448 18 8 4
Harrison 2984 43 149 16
Hinds 6150 132 326 56
Holmes 995 50 98 20
Humphreys 321 12 20 6
Issaquena 87 * 2 0 0
Itawamba 469 13 47 8
Jackson 2696 53 74 7
Jasper 454 12 1 0
Jefferson 209 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 263 7 3 1
Jones 2041 68 174 35
Kemper 255 14 38 9
Lafayette 1133 27 95 19
Lamar 1330 24 8 3
Lauderdale 1588 101 212 58
Lawrence 372 9 18 1
Leake 834 27 4 0
Lee 1916 46 118 20
Leflore 1172 70 185 44
Lincoln 913 46 129 29
Lowndes 1200 47 92 28
Madison 2693 79 220 39
Marion 739 24 48 6
Marshall 873 11 18 3
Monroe 950 56 147 44
Montgomery 383 11 25 6
Neshoba 1367 97 109 36
Newton 616 13 10 2
Noxubee 502 13 17 4
Oktibbeha 1256 45 184 29
Panola 1200 20 14 2
Pearl River 660 45 66 19
Perry 277 9 0 0
Pike 1062 39 74 19
Pontotoc 955 9 6 1
Prentiss 545 12 31 3
Quitman 287 2 0 0
Rankin 2556 45 115 11
Scott 1065 21 15 3
Sharkey 230 7 42 6
Simpson 876 38 93 19
Smith 441 13 54 8
Stone 278 9 28 3
Sunflower 1177 32 31 7
Tallahatchie 595 11 9 2
Tate 815 31 32 12
Tippah 478 15 1 0
Tishomingo 503 16 93 8
Tunica 417 9 12 2
Union 813 19 38 11
Walthall 541 23 67 12
Warren 1236 39 101 19
Washington 1884 56 75 16
Wayne 825 21 58 10
Webster 279 13 52 11
Wilkinson 247 14 8 4
Winston 674 18 40 11
Yalobusha 342 10 35 7
Yazoo 915 18 29 4
Total 76,323 2,214 4,626 930

Note: Issaquena County had an increase of 42 cases due to correctional facility outbreak.