November 25, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus averages continue to creep higher; is ‘crush’ of cases around corner?

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

The state reported 511 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. The state also reported 8 more deaths Monday from the prior day.

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said he’s “pleased to see a decline in daily COVID hospitalizations,” in a social media post Sunday night. Dobbs said he’s recommending state physicians push to do elective surgeries that require overnight hospital car soon because he fears the state’s number of coronavirus cases will spike soon.

On Friday, during a question and answer session with leaders of the Mississippi State Medical Association, Dobbs said based on younger people getting the virus lately and the likelihood they will, in turn, pass the virus along to older people, he expects Mississippi’s case count and hospital utilization to spike soon.

“We still have like 800 cases a day which is awful, but it’s not as bad as 1,700 right,” Dobbs said. “This is the real issue: We suspect within three to four weeks we’re going to have another crush, another peak, of cases because schools, colleges and really, really bad judgment coming together in a triumvirate of disaster.”

Through Monday’s statistics, 588 deaths have been reported in August from COVID-19.

With seven days remaining, August is already the second-deadliest month on record and appears to be on track to become the deadliest month.

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

In total, 78,405 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 62,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,248 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose to 856 with Monday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average rose to 768  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 739 28 46 12
Alcorn 526 6 12 1
Amite 262 6 14 2
Attala 571 25 90 20
Benton 195 1 2 0
Bolivar 1351 42 74 11
Calhoun 451 9 23 4
Carroll 284 11 45 9
Chickasaw 562 20 36 11
Choctaw 151 4 0 0
Claiborne 426 15 43 9
Clarke 416 28 31 9
Clay 449 14 2 1
Coahoma 910 14 75 2
Copiah 1038 30 30 4
Covington 702 17 8 3
De Soto 4320 38 49 9
Forrest 2047 61 120 34
Franklin 170 3 3 1
George 672 12 5 2
Greene 282 14 35 6
Grenada 902 28 84 16
Hancock 457 18 8 4
Harrison 3061 46 149 17
Hinds 6292 132 356 57
Holmes 1013 50 98 20
Humphreys 328 12 20 6
Issaquena 94 2 0 0
Itawamba 483 14 49 9
Jackson 2775 54 74 7
Jasper 462 12 1 0
Jefferson 211 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 271 7 3 1
Jones 2080 69 174 35
Kemper 260 14 38 9
Lafayette 1178 32 105 24
Lamar 1360 24 8 3
Lauderdale 1634 102 212 58
Lawrence 377 9 18 1
Leake 862 27 4 0
Lee 2036 48 155 25
Leflore 1206 70 185 44
Lincoln 926 46 129 29
Lowndes 1227 47 92 28
Madison 2792 79 222 40
Marion 760 25 48 6
Marshall 879 11 19 3
Monroe 974 56 148 44
Montgomery 390 12 25 7
Neshoba 1403 97 109 36
Newton 627 13 10 2
Noxubee 510 13 17 4
Oktibbeha 1304 46 184 29
Panola 1248 21 13 2
Pearl River 697 45 66 19
Perry 284 9 0 0
Pike 1073 40 74 19
Pontotoc 983 9 6 1
Prentiss 557 12 30 3
Quitman 303 2 0 0
Rankin 2688 47 115 11
Scott 1069 21 15 3
Sharkey 240 7 42 6
Simpson 897 38 98 20
Smith 454 13 54 8
Stone 290 9 28 3
Sunflower 1204 33 40 8
Tallahatchie 602 11 9 2
Tate 833 31 32 12
Tippah 500 15 1 0
Tishomingo 511 18 92 9
Tunica 429 10 12 2
Union 826 20 39 11
Walthall 548 24 67 13
Warren 1248 41 106 19
Washington 1930 57 79 17
Wayne 833 21 58 10
Webster 282 13 52 11
Wilkinson 258 14 8 4
Winston 682 18 40 11
Yalobusha 348 10 35 7
Yazoo 930 18 29 4
Total 78,405 2,248 4,735 951