November 28, 2020

Mississippi’s daily coronavirus cases inched up Friday, ahead of holiday weekend

Mississippi reported a higher-than-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Friday as the state prepares to begin the Labor Day weekend.

On Friday, the state reported 823 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 23 more deaths Friday from the prior day.

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned earlier this week that Mississippians should stay away from large groups, wear facial coverings and try to socially distance from one another.

“As we approach the Labor Day holiday weekend, I implore you to take special precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Mississippi still has one of the highest rates of COVID in the U.S.,” Dobbs said. “Even modest-sized gatherings can greatly accelerate the transmission of this virus. As seen following Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, holiday get-togethers can drive massive increases in COVID cases and deaths.

Dobbs said if the majority of Mississippians would do those things the state should be able to avoid the spikes in coronavirus cases that occurred after the Memorial Day and Fourth of July holidays.

In total, 85,939 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 68,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,558 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose to 664 with Friday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped slightly to 687  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 809 32 46 12
Alcorn 669 6 17 1
Amite 282 7 14 2
Attala 599 25 90 20
Benton 200 1 2 0
Bolivar 1605 56 111 18
Calhoun 485 11 25 4
Carroll 296 12 45 9
Chickasaw 604 22 43 12
Choctaw 161 4 1 0
Claiborne 443 16 43 9
Clarke 482 30 55 11
Clay 492 16 3 1
Coahoma 1033 20 78 2
Copiah 1111 31 32 4
Covington 731 17 10 4
De Soto 4823 48 53 9
Forrest 2219 68 151 40
Franklin 179 3 3 1
George 707 13 20 4
Greene 302 14 35 6
Grenada 974 32 100 18
Hancock 510 20 9 4
Harrison 3445 61 221 24
Hinds 6635 143 378 61
Holmes 1056 54 99 20
Humphreys 346 15 22 6
Issaquena 98 3 0 0
Itawamba 621 17 53 9
Jackson 3126 60 75 7
Jasper 501 13 1 0
Jefferson 224 9 11 3
Jefferson Davis 308 9 3 1
Jones 2212 75 178 36
Kemper 277 15 40 9
Lafayette 1664 38 122 27
Lamar 1505 32* 22 10
Lauderdale 1841 110 246 61
Lawrence 412 11 27 2
Leake 900 31 8 0
Lee 2294 61 147 28
Leflore 1262 76 187 45
Lincoln 995 52 133 31
Lowndes 1309 56 95 32
Madison 3039 83 234 44
Marion 798 26 64 7
Marshall 988 14 29 6
Monroe 1086 61 148 44
Montgomery 418 18 32 8
Neshoba 1451 101 109 37
Newton 692 18 28 6
Noxubee 529 14 18 4
Oktibbeha 1550 46 191 30
Panola 1319 25 13 2
Pearl River 786 48 70 20
Perry 341 10 1 0
Pike 1163 46 80 21
Pontotoc 1102 13 6 1
Prentiss 663 15 46 3
Quitman 346 4 0 0
Rankin 2956 69 151 18
Scott 1116 22 15 3
Sharkey 254 9 43 8
Simpson 955 40 101 19
Smith 490 13 54 8
Stone 329 10 44 6
Sunflower 1300 39 52 10
Tallahatchie 668 13 13 2
Tate 874 35 32 12
Tippah 563 16 3 0
Tishomingo 578 30 96 21
Tunica 457 13 12 2
Union 903 23 46 11
Walthall 574 24 67 13
Warren 1335 47 112 22
Washington 2062 64 104 21
Wayne 852 21 59 10
Webster 312 13 52 11
Wilkinson 284 17 15 4
Winston 708 19 40 11
Yalobusha 386 13 35 7
Yazoo 965 21 32 5
Total 85,939 2,558 5,301 1,060

* Note: A death previously reported in Lamar County was reported in error. The data above has been corrected to reflect this update.