September 19, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus new case averages at lowest level in months

Mississippi’s trailing averages of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to decline Wednesday with the latest statistics from the state health department.

On Wednesday, the state reported 426 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs wrote on social media that the state is seeing “persistent improvement.”

“Please keep it up! Mask, 6 ft, small groups,” he wrote.

The state also reported 39 new deaths Wednesday. Of the deaths reported Wednesday, 12 actually occurred between July 14 and August 28.

In total, 87,805 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 74,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,623 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 491 with Wednesday’s update. That number was the lowest 7-day, daily average since June 24.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 550  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 830 32 46 12
Alcorn 694 9 17 1
Amite 286 9 14 2
Attala 605 25 90 20
Benton 207 1 2 0
Bolivar 1664 58 160 21
Calhoun 493 11 25 4
Carroll 297 12 45 9
Chickasaw 610 23 43 12
Choctaw 164 4 1 0
Claiborne 443 16 43 9
Clarke 494 32 55 13
Clay 514 16 3 1
Coahoma 1055 22 78 2
Copiah 1133 31 46 4
Covington 740 18 12 4
De Soto 4984 51* 58 12
Forrest 2242 68 157 40
Franklin 182 3 3 1
George 716 13 21 4
Greene 316 14 36 6
Grenada 986 32 103 18
Hancock 526 20 9 4
Harrison 3547 66 223 26
Hinds 6706 148 380 61
Holmes 1070 55 99 20
Humphreys 351 15 21 6
Issaquena 98 3 0 0
Itawamba 652 17 53 9
Jackson 3218 64 75 7
Jasper 507 13 1 0
Jefferson 227 9 11 3
Jefferson Davis 311 10 3 1
Jones 2246 76 178 36
Kemper 278 14* 39 9
Lafayette 1813 39 121 27
Lamar 1523 33 25 11
Lauderdale 1889 115 248 66
Lawrence 414 11 27 2
Leake 911 33 9 0
Lee 2382 63 147 29
Leflore 1275 76 187 45
Lincoln 1009 52 134 31
Lowndes 1326 56 96 32
Madison 3076 83 234 44
Marion 806 28 65 8
Marshall 1028 14 29 6
Monroe 1114 61 148 44
Montgomery 426 19* 34 9
Neshoba 1472 102 111 37
Newton 701 20 34 7
Noxubee 533 14 18 4
Oktibbeha 1607 46 191 30
Panola 1339 25 13 2
Pearl River 799 49 70 20
Perry 366 12 4 0
Pike 1180 46 80 21
Pontotoc 1135 13 6 1
Prentiss 703 15 47 3
Quitman 352 5 0 0
Rankin 3025 70 151 18
Scott 1126 23 16 3
Sharkey 256 10 43 8
Simpson 975 40 102 19
Smith 492 13 54 8
Stone 339 10 44 6
Sunflower 1317 42 56 10
Tallahatchie 680 13 13 2
Tate 893 35* 32 12
Tippah 578 16 3 0
Tishomingo 600 31 96 22
Tunica 459 13 12 2
Union 927 23 46 11
Walthall 579 24 67 13
Warren 1342 46 113 22
Washington 2086 68 105 22
Wayne 863 21 59 10
Webster 315 13 52 11
Wilkinson 284 17 15 4
Winston 710 19 40 11
Yalobusha 391 13 35 7
Yazoo 997 23 46 6
Total 87,805 2,623 5,428 1,083

* Note: A case in Montgomery County was incorrectly counted as a death. This error has been corrected. One death previously reported from Tate County should have been included in DeSoto County’s data and one death in Kemper County should have been included in Montgomery County’s data. All of these updates are reflected in the data above.