September 22, 2020

More coronavirus cases in Mississippi as August inches closer to deadliest month of pandemic

Mississippi reported a higher-than-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases on Saturday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 945 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 23 more deaths Saturday from the prior day. One death reported Saturday actually occurred on August 16.

Through Saturday’s statistics, 577 deaths have been reported in August from COVID-19, making August the second-deadliest month on record.

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, 77,268 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 56,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,237 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose to 788 with Saturday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped slightly to 759  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 706 28 46 12
Alcorn 506 6 12 1
Amite 259 6 14 2
Attala 570 25 90 20
Benton 184 1 2 0
Bolivar 1333 42 74 11
Calhoun 447 9 23 4
Carroll 283 11 45 9
Chickasaw 547 20 36 11
Choctaw 149 4 0 0
Claiborne 421 15 43 9
Clarke 410 28 31 9
Clay 445 14 2 1
Coahoma 899 14 75 2
Copiah 1012 30 30 4
Covington 693 17 8 3
De Soto 4238 38 49 9
Forrest 2002 60 118 34
Franklin 164 3 3 1
George 667 12 5 2
Greene 282 14 35 6
Grenada 899 28 83 15
Hancock 450 18 8 4
Harrison 3012 45 149 16
Hinds 6222 132* 341 57
Holmes 1003 50 98 20
Humphreys 326 12 20 6
Issaquena 93 2 0 0
Itawamba 477 14 47 8
Jackson 2720 54 74 7
Jasper 457 12 1 0
Jefferson 210 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 269 7 3 1
Jones 2057 69 174 35
Kemper 257 14 38 9
Lafayette 1152 30 105 22
Lamar 1358 24 8 3
Lauderdale 1615 102 212 58
Lawrence 373 9 18 1
Leake 836 27 4 0
Lee 1958 47 118 21
Leflore 1186 70 185 44
Lincoln 917 46 129 29
Lowndes 1208 47 92 28
Madison 2774 79 222 40
Marion 750 24 48 6
Marshall 876 11 18 3
Monroe 965 56 147 44
Montgomery 390 12 25 7
Neshoba 1370 97 109 36
Newton 620 13 10 2
Noxubee 504 13 17 4
Oktibbeha 1272 46 184 29
Panola 1229 20 13 2
Pearl River 672 45 66 19
Perry 281 9 0 0
Pike 1069 39 74 19
Pontotoc 967 9 6 1
Prentiss 558 12 31 3
Quitman 297 2 0 0
Rankin 2635 47* 115 11
Scott 1072 21 15 3
Sharkey 233 7 42 6
Simpson 893 38 96 20
Smith 451 13 54 8
Stone 280 9 28 3
Sunflower 1182 33 31 7
Tallahatchie 599 11 9 2
Tate 826 31 32 12
Tippah 489 15 1 0
Tishomingo 504 18 92 9
Tunica 421 9 12 2
Union 821 20 38 11
Walthall 544 23 67 12
Warren 1242 41 106 19
Washington 1899 56 78 16
Wayne 830 21 58 10
Webster 280 13 52 11
Wilkinson 253 14 8 4
Winston 678 18 40 11
Yalobusha 344 10 35 7
Yazoo 926 18 29 4
Total 77,268 2,237 4,664 939

*Note: A death previously reported in Hinds County should have been included in Rankin County’s data.