October 23, 2020

New coronavirus cases in Mississippi relatively stable, but reported deaths rise sharply

Mississippi’s latest COVID-19 coronavirus new case numbers released Tuesday showed the virus’ spread remains relatively stable, but the state reported three-dozen more deaths, underscoring the deadly nature of the virus.

On Tuesday, the state reported 465 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 36 deaths Tuesday. Of the deaths reported Tuesday, nine occurred between August 29 and September 5.

In total, 94,021 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 85,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,846 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dipped slightly to 500 with Tuesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average rose to 475 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 922 36 48 13
Alcorn 776 11 18 2
Amite 314 10 14 2
Attala 643 25 90 20
Benton 223 2 4 0
Bolivar 1797 65 198 26
Calhoun 507 12 25 4
Carroll 314 12 45 9
Chickasaw 662 24 44 13
Choctaw 180 6 1 0
Claiborne 456 16 43 9
Clarke 563 42 66 18
Clay 582 17 17 2
Coahoma 1136 27 79 2
Copiah 1164 33 51 4
Covington 808 22 31 7
De Soto 5448 59 63 13
Forrest 2409 71 172 40
Franklin 191 3 3 1
George 755 13 34 6
Greene 354 17 37 6
Grenada 1068 35 105 20
Hancock 569 21 9 4
Harrison 3780 73 239 31
Hinds 7017 157 417 63
Holmes 1094 58 100 20
Humphreys 374 15 21 6
Issaquena 103 3 0 0
Itawamba 780 21 81 16
Jackson 3418 69 77 7
Jasper 559 15 1 0
Jefferson 243 9 12 3
Jefferson Davis 329 11 3 1
Jones 2438 78 180 37
Kemper 286 15 39 9
Lafayette 2116 39 122 28
Lamar 1639 34 27 11
Lauderdale 2015 124 260 73
Lawrence 427 12 26 2
Leake 941 38 24 5
Lee 2633 68 155 30
Leflore 1377 81 189 45
Lincoln 1073 53 142 32
Lowndes 1412 57 98 33
Madison 3218 86 238 45
Marion 842 34 74 9
Marshall 1080 15 31 6
Monroe 1199 66 163 51
Montgomery 458 21 49 9
Neshoba 1548 104 115 37
Newton 761 23 38 8
Noxubee 545 15 19 4
Oktibbeha 1759 50 193 31
Panola 1449 27 13 2
Pearl River 869 52 72 20
Perry 413 18 18 5
Pike 1217 49 81 22
Pontotoc 1241 16 17 1
Prentiss 826 17 48 3
Quitman 375 5 0 0
Rankin 3202 76 156 18
Scott 1168 25 20 3
Sharkey 263 13 43 8
Simpson 1015 44 106 19
Smith 526 14 54 8
Stone 360 12 52 8
Sunflower 1429 45 71 11
Tallahatchie 762 21 29 6
Tate 958 37 32 13
Tippah 650 17 6 0
Tishomingo 665 37 96 26
Tunica 481 13 12 2
Union 983 24 46 11
Walthall 595 25 67 13
Warren 1382 50 119 24
Washington 2186 71 111 23
Wayne 877 21 59 10
Webster 332 13 52 11
Wilkinson 301 18 20 5
Winston 731 19 40 11
Yalobusha 419 14 35 7
Yazoo 1041 30 57 12
Total 94,021 2,846 5,862 1,175