November 26, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus cases keep dropping, but ‘we are still in the fight,’ governor says

Mississippi’s trailing averages of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases continued to decline Thursday with the latest statistics from the state health department, but the rules to mitigate virus spread should stay in place, the governor said.

On Thursday, the state reported 517 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

“The numbers are falling, and they’re falling quickly because of your hard work,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said. “Keep doing what you’re doing, because it’s working.

“But it is still ongoing. We’re still in the fight,” he said. “Please stay sharp.”

The state also reported 33 new deaths Thursday. Of the deaths reported Thursday, 11 actually occurred between August 7 and September 1.

In total, 88,322 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 74,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,656 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 458 with Thursday’s update. That number was the lowest 7-day, daily average since June 24.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 545  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 832 32 46 12
Alcorn 696 9 18 2
Amite 286 9 14 2
Attala 611 25 90 20
Benton 207 1 2 0
Bolivar 1678 58 163 21
Calhoun 497 12 25 4
Carroll 298 12 45 9
Chickasaw 613 24 43 13
Choctaw 166 4 2 0
Claiborne 443 16 43 9
Clarke 496 35 55 15
Clay 517 16 3 1
Coahoma 1063 23 78 2
Copiah 1135 32 47 4
Covington 744 18 17 4
De Soto 5020 54 62 12
Forrest 2248 68 157 40
Franklin 182 3 3 1
George 717 13 21 4
Greene 318 16 36 6
Grenada 988 32 103 18
Hancock 529 20 9 4
Harrison 3563 66 233 27
Hinds 6735 148 380 61
Holmes 1070 56 99 20
Humphreys 352 15 21 6
Issaquena 98 3 0 0
Itawamba 662 18* 54 11
Jackson 3244 65 75 7
Jasper 511 13 1 0
Jefferson 230 9 12 3
Jefferson Davis 311 10 3 1
Jones 2253 76 178 36
Kemper 278 14 39 9
Lafayette 1847 39 122 28
Lamar 1527 33 25 11
Lauderdale 1894 117 248 68
Lawrence 417 11 27 2
Leake 913 33 11 0
Lee 2415 64* 149 30
Leflore 1292 76 187 45
Lincoln 1014 52 136 31
Lowndes 1334 56 96 32
Madison 3095 84 235 45
Marion 809 28 67 8
Marshall 1034 14 29 6
Monroe 1124 64 152 47
Montgomery 429 19 34 9
Neshoba 1480 102 111 37
Newton 710 20 34 7
Noxubee 534 14 18 4
Oktibbeha 1628 46 191 30
Panola 1344 26 13 2
Pearl River 801 49 70 20
Perry 365 12 4 0
Pike 1181 46 80 21
Pontotoc 1142 15 6 1
Prentiss 713 15 48 3
Quitman 352 5 0 0
Rankin 3035 71 151 18
Scott 1130 23 17 3
Sharkey 256 11 43 8
Simpson 979 40 104 19
Smith 496 13 54 8
Stone 339 11 44 7
Sunflower 1326 42 55 10
Tallahatchie 697 14 21 2
Tate 902 35 32 12
Tippah 586 16 3 0
Tishomingo 607 33 96 24
Tunica 461 13 12 2
Union 938 23 46 11
Walthall 579 24 67 13
Warren 1347 46 113 22
Washington 2090 70 106 23
Wayne 863 21 59 10
Webster 317 13 52 11
Wilkinson 287 17 15 4
Winston 710 19 40 11
Yalobusha 393 13 35 7
Yazoo 999 23 46 6
Total 88,322 2,656 5,481 1,102

* Note: One death previously reported from Lee County should have been included in Itawamba County’s data. This update is reflected in the data above.