September 18, 2020

Mississippi’s total coronavirus cases top 80,000 as latest figures released

Mississippi’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases topped 80,000 with Wednesday’s update from the state health department, though the average number of daily new cases over the last week has leveled off.

Mississippi’s 7- and 14-day, daily average of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases dropped slightly Wednesday after several days of inching higher.

On Wednesday, the state reported 904 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. The state also reported 58 more deaths Wednesday from the prior day. Of the deaths reported Wednesday, the state said 44 occurred between July 2 and August 18.

Through Wednesday’s statistics, 713 deaths have been reported in August from COVID-19, making August the deadliest month on record for Mississippi. The monthly death toll, however, is not exact due to delays in reporting that can cause deaths to be reported weeks after the person died.

In total, 80,110 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 62,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,373 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 794 with Wednesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 767  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 751 31 46 12
Alcorn 580 6 12 1
Amite 265 7 14 2
Attala 576 25 90 20
Benton 191 1 2 0
Bolivar 1420 45 74 11
Calhoun 460 10 23 4
Carroll 287 11 45 9
Chickasaw 564 20 36 11
Choctaw 153 4 0 0
Claiborne 430 16 43 9
Clarke 421 28 31 9
Clay 464 14 2 1
Coahoma 926 17 75 2
Copiah 1048 31 30 4
Covington 708 17 8 3
De Soto 4421 41 49 9
Forrest 2063 62 121 35
Franklin 171 3 3 1
George 673 12 5 2
Greene 285 14 35 6
Grenada 908 30 84 16
Hancock 466 18 8 4
Harrison 3158 53 149 18
Hinds 6357 137 357 59
Holmes 1038 52 98 20
Humphreys 334 13 20 6
Issaquena 95 3 0 0
Itawamba 514 14 51 9
Jackson 2879 59 74 7
Jasper 470 13 1 0
Jefferson 213 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 291 8 3 1
Jones 2114 69 174 35
Kemper 264 15 38 9
Lafayette 1244 34 114 24
Lamar 1400 25 9 4
Lauderdale 1688 103 212 58
Lawrence 397 10 18 1
Leake 875 31 4 0
Lee 2066 49 143 25
Leflore 1215 74 185 45
Lincoln 941 49 129 30
Lowndes 1245 53 92 28
Madison 2821 82 222 41
Marion 766 25 48 6
Marshall 907 11 19 3
Monroe 996 56 148 44
Montgomery 402 15 25 7
Neshoba 1410 99 109 37
Newton 641 13 12 2
Noxubee 514 14 17 4
Oktibbeha 1346 46 184 29
Panola 1263 23 13 2
Pearl River 718 48 66 19
Perry 289 9 0 0
Pike 1101 43 74 19
Pontotoc 1014 10 6 1
Prentiss 593 12 40 3
Quitman 306 3 0 0
Rankin 2756 59 131 16
Scott 1079 22 15 3
Sharkey 247 8 42 7
Simpson 918 39 99 19
Smith 456 13 54 8
Stone 302 9 27 3
Sunflower 1229 35 39 8
Tallahatchie 611 13 9 2
Tate 849 32 32 12
Tippah 524 15 2 0
Tishomingo 539 26 93 18
Tunica 438 11 12 2
Union 849 21 40 11
Walthall 553 24 67 13
Warren 1274 43 106 20
Washington 1964 59 79 18
Wayne 842 21 58 10
Webster 295 13 52 11
Wilkinson 277 17 8 4
Winston 691 19 40 11
Yalobusha 362 11 35 7
Yazoo 939 19 29 4
Total 80,110 2,373 4,767 976