October 21, 2020

The Latest: Mississippi reports consistent new coronavirus cases, but deaths continue, two dozen more Wednesday

Mississippi’s new coronavirus cases are averaging at approximately 500 new cases per day with the latest numbers released from the Mississippi Department of Health on Wednesday.

The state reported 552 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 24 deaths Wednesday. Of the deaths reported Wednesday, 10 occurred between August 31 and September 14.

In total, 94,573 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 85,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,870 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dipped slightly to 477 with Wednesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average rose to 484 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 926 37 48 13
Alcorn 786 11 17 2
Amite 321 10 14 2
Attala 653 25 90 20
Benton 223 2 4 0
Bolivar 1813 66 200 26
Calhoun 508 12 25 4
Carroll 314 12 45 9
Chickasaw 667 24 44 13
Choctaw 181 6 1 0
Claiborne 459 16 43 9
Clarke 570 45 74 23
Clay 585 18 17 3
Coahoma 1144 28 79 2
Copiah 1166 33 51 4
Covington 813 22 31 7
De Soto 5477 59 64 13
Forrest 2425 71 171 40
Franklin 192 3 4 1
George 759 13 34 6
Greene 359 17 38 6
Grenada 1072 36 105 20
Hancock 572 21 9 4
Harrison 3805 73 239 31
Hinds 7032 159 422 65
Holmes 1095 58 100 20
Humphreys 375 15 21 6
Issaquena 104 3 0 0
Itawamba 787 21 80 16
Jackson 3430 69 77 7
Jasper 562 15 1 0
Jefferson 244 9 12 3
Jefferson Davis 335 11 3 1
Jones 2452 79 180 37
Kemper 288 15 39 9
Lafayette 2137 39 122 28
Lamar 1655 34 27 11
Lauderdale 2038 125 260 73
Lawrence 429 12 26 2
Leake 946 38 24 5
Lee 2654 68 154 30
Leflore 1383 81 189 45
Lincoln 1075 53 142 32
Lowndes 1449 58 98 33
Madison 3233 86 238 45
Marion 845 35 74 9
Marshall 1085 16 31 6
Monroe 1207 68 166 51
Montgomery 458 20* 49 9
Neshoba 1556 104 115 37
Newton 767 23 38 8
Noxubee 546 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1763 50 189 31
Panola 1455 27 13 2
Pearl River 870 53 72 20
Perry 416 18 19 6
Pike 1224 50 82 23
Pontotoc 1249 16 17 1
Prentiss 834 17 48 3
Quitman 373 5 0 0
Rankin 3225 77 155 18
Scott 1171 26 20 3
Sharkey 265 13 43 8
Simpson 1018 44 105 19
Smith 529 14 54 8
Stone 365 12 47 8
Sunflower 1439 46* 72 11
Tallahatchie 764 21 29 6
Tate 962 37 32 13
Tippah 654 17 6 0
Tishomingo 667 38 96 26
Tunica 482 13 13 2
Union 988 24 46 11
Walthall 595 25 67 13
Warren 1384 50 119 24
Washington 2197 72 116 23
Wayne 888 21 59 10
Webster 333 13 52 11
Wilkinson 302 18 20 5
Winston 735 19 40 11
Yalobusha 423 14 35 7
Yazoo 1046 30 62 12
Total 94,573 2,870 5,883 1,185

* Note:¬†A death previously reported in Montgomery County should have been included in Sunflower County’s total