October 23, 2020

Mississippi tops historic milestones in coronavirus virus fight; 100,000 cases, 3,000 deaths

Mississippi’s COVID-19 coronavirus battle set new milestones Saturday as the total number of confirmed cases topped 100,000 and more than 3,000 deaths have been attributed to the virus since the pandemic began in March.

The Mississippi State Health Department reported 609 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

The state also reported 16 additional deaths Saturday, seven of those deaths occurred between July 11 and September 26.

In total, 100,167 cases have been found in the state since March. The state believes approximately 89,700 of those cases have recovered.

A total of 3,011 people in Mississippi have died as a result of coronavirus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped slightly to 499 with Saturday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped slightly to 506 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 964 39 48 13
Alcorn 857 11 18 2
Amite 348 10 15 2
Attala 691 25 90 20
Benton 248 3 4 0
Bolivar 1898 71 217 28
Calhoun 542 12 25 4
Carroll 332 12 45 9
Chickasaw 715 24 44 13
Choctaw 188 6 1 0
Claiborne 474 16 43 9
Clarke 623 48* 90 25
Clay 611 20 19 3
Coahoma 1188 31 86 5
Copiah 1237 33 70 4
Covington 844 25 33 9
De Soto 5789 69 74 14
Forrest 2640 75 175 41
Franklin 203 3 4 1
George 820 14 34 6
Greene 403 17 38 6
Grenada 1120 36 109 20
Hancock 617 22 14 4
Harrison 4059 76 255 31
Hinds 7273 163 443 66
Holmes 1107 60 101 20
Humphreys 380 15 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 909 24 83 17
Jackson 3737 70 77 7
Jasper 596 15 1 0
Jefferson 244 10 12 3
Jefferson Davis 350 11 3 1
Jones 2570 81 183 37
Kemper 292 15 39 9
Lafayette 2258 41 123 28
Lamar 1855 37 32 11
Lauderdale 2106 127 260 74
Lawrence 441 14 26 2
Leake 980 38 26 5
Lee 3027 73 172 33
Leflore 1461 82 191 45
Lincoln 1144 53 142 32
Lowndes 1644 58 98 33
Madison 3387 90 238 45
Marion 886 40 89 13
Marshall 1127 22 31 6
Monroe 1283 70 169 51
Montgomery 484 21 49 9
Neshoba 1645 106 125 37
Newton 793 25 39 8
Noxubee 570 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1848 53 189 31
Panola 1542 31 15 3
Pearl River 946 54 80 22
Perry 441 21 19 7
Pike 1257 54 97 27
Pontotoc 1323 17 16 1
Prentiss 896 19 48 3
Quitman 398 5 0 0
Rankin 3431 80 173 22
Scott 1183 27 21 3
Sharkey 268 14 43 8
Simpson 1076 47 108 19
Smith 552 15 54 8
Stone 388 13 48 8
Sunflower 1511 47 78 12
Tallahatchie 788 24 29 7
Tate 1037 38 44 13
Tippah 729 18 39 0
Tishomingo 721 39 96 26
Tunica 504 15 15 2
Union 1043 24 46 11
Walthall 605 26 67 13
Warren 1428 50 119 24
Washington 2312 84 139 30
Wayne 927 21 59 10
Webster 347 13 52 11
Wilkinson 309 18 20 5
Winston 760 19 40 11
Yalobusha 453 14 35 7
Yazoo 1078 33 71 12
Total 100,167 3,011 6,204 1,227

* Note: Four deaths in Clarke County that were previously counted as COVID-19 related deaths were determined not to be COVID-related.