September 22, 2020

Mississippi’s new coronavirus cases continue to decline

Mississippi reported a lower-than-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases again Monday driving the rolling 7-day average of daily new cases to the lowest level since late June.

On Monday, the state reported 241 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs attributed the lower numbers to Mississippians following virus mitigation guidelines and urged them to keep doing those.

“Masks and social distancing have helped MS push COVID rates down – with earlier orders concentrating on counties with the highest numbers (and the majority of cases),” Dobbs wrote on social media. “Stay focused – we want to keep our state healthy and our kids in school.”

The state also reported 1 additional death Monday from the prior day.

In total, 87,130 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 68,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,585 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 597 with Monday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 623  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
Adams 828 32
Alcorn 683 7
Amite 285 8
Attala 598 25
Benton 201 1
Bolivar 1648 58
Calhoun 487 11
Carroll 297 12
Chickasaw 610 22
Choctaw 163 4
Claiborne 443 16
Clarke 491 32
Clay 505 16
Coahoma 1044 22
Copiah 1131 31
Covington 739 17
De Soto 4931 50
Forrest 2233 68
Franklin 181 3
George 711 13
Greene 315 14
Grenada 980 32
Hancock 517 20
Harrison 3514 63
Hinds 6686 143
Holmes 1064 55
Humphreys 349 15
Issaquena 98 3
Itawamba 641 17
Jackson 3172 60
Jasper 507 13
Jefferson 227 9
Jefferson Davis 308 9
Jones 2234 75
Kemper 278 15
Lafayette 1778 38
Lamar 1515 32
Lauderdale 1867 113
Lawrence 413 11
Leake 909 31
Lee 2346 61
Leflore 1272 76
Lincoln 1007 52
Lowndes 1321 56
Madison 3059 83
Marion 802 27
Marshall 1005 14
Monroe 1100 61
Montgomery 423 18
Neshoba 1463 101
Newton 697 19
Noxubee 531 14
Oktibbeha 1592 46
Panola 1333 25
Pearl River 791 49
Perry 355 12
Pike 1171 46
Pontotoc 1125 13
Prentiss 682 15
Quitman 351 5
Rankin 3010 69
Scott 1125 22
Sharkey 254 10
Simpson 962 40
Smith 492 13
Stone 339 10
Sunflower 1311 40
Tallahatchie 674 13
Tate 883 35
Tippah 568 16
Tishomingo 592 31
Tunica 458 13
Union 912 23
Walthall 577 24
Warren 1341 46
Washington 2078 67
Wayne 862 21
Webster 315 13
Wilkinson 284 17
Winston 709 19
Yalobusha 391 13
Yazoo 986 21
Total 87,130 2,585