December 4, 2020

Mississippi’s 14-day average of new coronavirus cases hits lowest level in month

Mississippi reported lower-than-average new coronavirus cases Friday and the 14-day average of new cases dropped to the lowest level in more than a month.

On Friday, the state reported 599 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. The state also reported 14 more deaths Friday from the prior day. Five of the deaths reported Friday actually occurred between July 26 and August 19, but the reporting was delayed.

Through Friday’s statistics, 753 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, 81,294 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes more than 62,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,413 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 710 with Friday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 740  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 773 31 46 12
Alcorn 610 6 17 1
Amite 271 7 14 2
Attala 578 25 90 20
Benton 193 1 2 0
Bolivar 1436 48 75 12
Calhoun 466 10 23 4
Carroll 289 11 45 9
Chickasaw 578 20 36 11
Choctaw 154 4 0 0
Claiborne 432 16 43 9
Clarke 431 28 31 9
Clay 467 14 2 1
Coahoma 959 17 77 2
Copiah 1051 31 30 4
Covington 710 17 9 4
De Soto 4509 43 49 9
Forrest 2104 61 121 35
Franklin 174 3 3 1
George 674 12 5 2
Greene 287 14 35 6
Grenada 928 31 88 17
Hancock 480 18 8 4
Harrison 3200 53 149 18
Hinds 6425 138 359 59
Holmes 1032 54 98 20
Humphreys 334 14 20 6
Issaquena 97 3 0 0
Itawamba 538 14 51 9
Jackson 2932 59 74 7
Jasper 474 13 1 0
Jefferson 217 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 302 8 3 1
Jones 2127 72 174 35
Kemper 266 15 38 9
Lafayette 1335 34 121 24
Lamar 1426 26 10 5
Lauderdale 1732 106 213 58
Lawrence 400 10 18 1
Leake 875 31 4 0
Lee 2111 54 143 26
Leflore 1229 75 185 45
Lincoln 954 50 129 30
Lowndes 1262 53 92 28
Madison 2865 82 222 41
Marion 775 25 48 6
Marshall 919 12 19 3
Monroe 1012 56 148 44
Montgomery 405 16 25 7
Neshoba 1416 99 109 37
Newton 653 14 14 3
Noxubee 517 14 17 4
Oktibbeha 1381 46 185 29
Panola 1273 23 13 2
Pearl River 733 48 66 19
Perry 289 9 0 0
Pike 1118 44 74 19
Pontotoc 1041 11 6 1
Prentiss 608 12 47 3
Quitman 313 3 0 0
Rankin 2797 61 131 17
Scott 1088 22 15 3
Sharkey 249 8 42 7
Simpson 927 39 99 19
Smith 462 13 54 8
Stone 306 9 27 3
Sunflower 1244 36 40 8
Tallahatchie 618 13 9 2
Tate 851 32 32 12
Tippah 531 15 2 0
Tishomingo 541 28 93 20
Tunica 444 11 12 2
Union 867 21 40 11
Walthall 559 24 67 13
Warren 1293 46 107 22
Washington 1974 60 82 20
Wayne 843 22 58 10
Webster 298 13 52 11
Wilkinson 275 17 8 4
Winston 690 19 40 11
Yalobusha 353 12 35 7
Yazoo 944 20 29 4
Total 81,294 2,413 4,806 989