November 26, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus trends remain low; state leaders cautious as holiday weekend looms

Mississippi reported a slightly higher than average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday, but the state’s overall virus picture seems vastly improved that just a few weeks ago.

The lower trend caused Gov. Tate Reeves to warn Mississippians on Wednesday not to let their guards down as another potentially deadly spike is around the corner with Labor Day weekend approaching.

On Wednesday, Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs urged caution regarding the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

“Please, let’s not repeated the errors from Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, we had massive increases in cases and deaths because we got carried away,” he said. “This is not the time to be having big family gatherings or big social gatherings.”

On Thursday, the state reported 751 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 10 more deaths Thursday from the prior day.

In total, 85,116 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 68,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,536 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose slightly to 632 with Thursday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped slightly to 691  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 800 32 46 12
Alcorn 661 6 17 1
Amite 282 7 14 2
Attala 594 25 90 20
Benton 197 1 2 0
Bolivar 1583 55 107 17
Calhoun 483 11 25 4
Carroll 296 12 45 9
Chickasaw 603 22 43 12
Choctaw 159 4 1 0
Claiborne 442 16 43 9
Clarke 479 30 35 9
Clay 484 16 3 1
Coahoma 1022 20 78 2
Copiah 1105 31 32 4
Covington 726 17 9 4
De Soto 4757 48 52 9
Forrest 2203 67 149 39
Franklin 179 3 3 1
George 706 13 14 4
Greene 301 14 35 6
Grenada 970 32 98 18
Hancock 508 20 9 4
Harrison 3408 61 212 24
Hinds 6587 141 374 61
Holmes 1052 54 99 20
Humphreys 344 15 22 6
Issaquena 99 3 0 0
Itawamba 604 17 52 9
Jackson 3095 60 75 7
Jasper 493 13 1 0
Jefferson 222 9 11 3
Jefferson Davis 306 9 3 1
Jones 2191 74 178 36
Kemper 276 15 40 9
Lafayette 1590 38 123 27
Lamar 1482 31 16 5
Lauderdale 1826 109 246 61
Lawrence 412 11 27 2
Leake 900 31 8 0
Lee 2271 61 147 28
Leflore 1255 75 187 45
Lincoln 986 52 133 31
Lowndes 1304 55 95 31
Madison 3020 83 235 44
Marion 790 26 64 7
Marshall 982 13 29 6
Monroe 1067 60 148 44
Montgomery 411 18 32 8
Neshoba 1444 101 109 37
Newton 688 18 28 6
Noxubee 525 14 18 4
Oktibbeha 1526 46 191 30
Panola 1315 23 13 2
Pearl River 771 48 69 20
Perry 333 9 1 0
Pike 1154 45 80 21
Pontotoc 1098 13 6 1
Prentiss 652 15 46 3
Quitman 341 4 0 0
Rankin 2914 66 150 18
Scott 1111 22 15 3
Sharkey 246 9 43 8
Simpson 944 39 101 19
Smith 484 13 54 8
Stone 325 10 44 6
Sunflower 1291 39 52 10
Tallahatchie 653 13 10 2
Tate 870 35 32 12
Tippah 560 15 3 0
Tishomingo 573 30 93 21
Tunica 454 12 12 2
Union 899 23 46 11
Walthall 572 24 67 13
Warren 1328 46 109 22
Washington 2038 64 104 21
Wayne 851 21 59 10
Webster 310 13 52 11
Wilkinson 284 17 15 4
Winston 704 19 40 11
Yalobusha 382 13 35 7
Yazoo 963 21 32 5
Total 85,116 2,536 5,236 1,050