October 22, 2020

Weekly coronavirus new case average inches higher; 20 additional Mississippians just died from the virus

Mississippi’s 7-day trailing average of new, daily COVID-19 coronavirus cases inched higher Friday with the latest statistics released from the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The state reported 722 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 20 additional deaths Friday. Seven of the deaths reported Friday occurred on between September 11 and September 24.

In total, 96,032 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 85,000 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 2,894 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose to 514 with Friday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped to 490 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 938 37 48 13
Alcorn 803 11 18 2
Amite 329 10 14 2
Attala 659 25 90 20
Benton 226 3 4 0
Bolivar 1840 66 204 26
Calhoun 515 12 25 4
Carroll 316 12 45 9
Chickasaw 679 24 44 13
Choctaw 185 6 1 0
Claiborne 463 16 43 9
Clarke 587 46 77 23
Clay 592 18 17 3
Coahoma 1155 28 84 4
Copiah 1184 33 55 4
Covington 820 22 31 7
De Soto 5565 59 68 13
Forrest 2478 72 173 40
Franklin 192 3 4 1
George 771 13 34 6
Greene 375 17 38 6
Grenada 1083 36 105 20
Hancock 582 22 9 4
Harrison 3853 74 240 31
Hinds 7110 159 429 65
Holmes 1096 59 101 20
Humphreys 377 15 21 6
Issaquena 104 3 0 0
Itawamba 815 21 80 16
Jackson 3486 70 77 7
Jasper 573 15 1 0
Jefferson 243 9 12 3
Jefferson Davis 341 11 3 1
Jones 2475 79 183 37
Kemper 289 15 39 9
Lafayette 2173 39 122 28
Lamar 1700 35 28 11
Lauderdale 2049 125 260 73
Lawrence 433 13 26 2
Leake 953 38 25 5
Lee 2714 68 157 30
Leflore 1404 81 190 45
Lincoln 1090 53 142 32
Lowndes 1569 58 98 33
Madison 3297 88 238 45
Marion 859 35 74 9
Marshall 1095 17 31 6
Monroe 1228 68 167 51
Montgomery 461 20 49 9
Neshoba 1566 104 115 37
Newton 770 24 39 8
Noxubee 548 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1778 50 189 31
Panola 1471 29 15 3
Pearl River 883 53 72 20
Perry 423 19 19 6
Pike 1234 51 91 24
Pontotoc 1266 16 17 1
Prentiss 855 17 48 3
Quitman 373 5 0 0
Rankin 3293 77 159 18
Scott 1174 27 21 3
Sharkey 266 13 43 8
Simpson 1033 46 105 19
Smith 532 15 54 8
Stone 371 12 47 8
Sunflower 1465 46 73 11
Tallahatchie 770 21 29 6
Tate 987 37 34 13
Tippah 669 17 6 0
Tishomingo 682 38 96 26
Tunica 486 15 13 2
Union 997 24 46 11
Walthall 600 26 67 13
Warren 1405 50 119 24
Washington 2238 72 118 23
Wayne 900 21 59 10
Webster 338 13 52 11
Wilkinson 305 18 20 5
Winston 738 19 40 11
Yalobusha 433 14 35 7
Yazoo 1059 30 69 12
Total 96,032 2,894 5,954 1,189