November 24, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus case averages on rise again, statistics show

Mississippi’s 7- and 14-day, daily average of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases rose Sunday with the latest statistics released by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The state reported 626 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 3 more deaths Sunday from the prior day.

Through Sunday’s statistics, 580 deaths have been reported in August from COVID-19.

With eight days remaining, August is already the second-deadliest month on record.

July is currently the deadliest month on record for Mississippi with 593 reported deaths.

August appears on track to eclipse that number as the daily average number of deaths reported in August is more than 32-percent higher than July’s daily average.

In total, 77,894 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 56,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,240 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose to 823 with Sunday’s update. It was the first time in 10 days that figure was above 800.

The 14-day, daily average rose to 766  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
Adams 731 28
Alcorn 512 6
Amite 262 6
Attala 571 25
Benton 196 1
Bolivar 1342 42
Calhoun 450 9
Carroll 285 11
Chickasaw 553 20
Choctaw 150 4
Claiborne 420 15
Clarke 414 28
Clay 446 14
Coahoma 903 14
Copiah 1031 30
Covington 697 17
De Soto 4279 38
Forrest 2035 60
Franklin 168 3
George 669 12
Greene 282 14
Grenada 901 28
Hancock 454 18
Harrison 3040 46
Hinds 6273 132
Holmes 1009 50
Humphreys 328 12
Issaquena 94 2
Itawamba 480 14
Jackson 2753 54
Jasper 461 12
Jefferson 211 8
Jefferson Davis 268 7
Jones 2073 69
Kemper 258 14
Lafayette 1162 30
Lamar 1354 24
Lauderdale 1630 102
Lawrence 377 9
Leake 861 27
Lee 1982 47
Leflore 1198 70
Lincoln 924 46
Lowndes 1215 47
Madison 2786 79
Marion 756 25
Marshall 866 11
Monroe 967 56
Montgomery 391 12
Neshoba 1384 97
Newton 625 13
Noxubee 509 13
Oktibbeha 1287 46
Panola 1246 20
Pearl River 682 45
Perry 281 9
Pike 1070 39
Pontotoc 977 9
Prentiss 558 12
Quitman 301 2
Rankin 2665 47
Scott 1069 21
Sharkey 239 7
Simpson 894 38
Smith 454 13
Stone 284 9
Sunflower 1190 33
Tallahatchie 600 11
Tate 832 31
Tippah 496 15
Tishomingo 504 18
Tunica 425 10
Union 823 20
Walthall 547 23
Warren 1245 41
Washington 1912 56
Wayne 831 21
Webster 282 13
Wilkinson 258 14
Winston 681 18
Yalobusha 347 10
Yazoo 928 18
Total 77,894 2,240