November 24, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus new cases up 50-percent since low-point last month

Mississippi’s trends in new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continued to grow at a pace higher than health officials have seen since September 1, the state reported Monday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 586 new cases on Monday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 110,592. Of those cases, the state believes approximately 94,000 have recovered.

Monday’s numbers included cases from the last 48 hours as the state did not release virus case data on Sunday. The number of new cases that would have normally been reported Sunday was 233 and the number that would normally have been reported Monday was 353.

A sharp increase in cases over the last two weeks indicates the virus is spreading at a more rapid pace after the state’s mask mandate expired at the beginning of October.

In the last 14 days, 9,889 new cases have been identified. It’s been since September 1 when Mississippi saw any 14-day period with more cases.

The trailing 14-day total of new cases has increased more than 50 percent from the September 21 low-point when the statistic was 6,427 cases in a 14-day period.

The state reported no new deaths Sunday or Monday. A total of 3,171 people have died from the virus.

The state’s 7-day and 14-day, daily averages for new COVID-19 cases saw increases with Monday’s high number of daily cases.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose slightly to 766 with Monday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average rose to 706 cases per day, the highest number seen since September 1.

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 1043 42 59 13
Alcorn 955 12 18 2
Amite 415 13 15 2
Attala 765 25 90 20
Benton 305 4 14 0
Bolivar 1980 75 217 30
Calhoun 609 12 25 4
Carroll 460 12 45 9
Chickasaw 820 24 44 13
Choctaw 203 6 1 0
Claiborne 532 16 43 9
Clarke 714 48 93 25
Clay 672 21 19 3
Coahoma 1231 36 87 6
Copiah 1346 36 71 7
Covington 916 25 35 10
De Soto 6636 77 80 16
Forrest 2951 77 176 41
Franklin 230 3 4 1
George 935 17 36 6
Greene 453 17 40 6
Grenada 1201 37 113 20
Hancock 769 27 41 6
Harrison 4811 81 255 32
Hinds 7751 171 463 74
Holmes 1132 60 101 20
Humphreys 399 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1090 24 87 17
Jackson 4319 78 87 8
Jasper 666 16 1 0
Jefferson 263 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 394 11 5 1
Jones 2831 82 183 37
Kemper 318 15 41 9
Lafayette 2417 42 123 28
Lamar 2149 38 39 11
Lauderdale 2344 130 261 74
Lawrence 495 14 26 2
Leake 1122 39 35 5
Lee 3413 79 180 37
Leflore 1600 86 193 47
Lincoln 1348 54 158 32
Lowndes 1739 62 98 33
Madison 3717 92 238 45
Marion 932 42 92 14
Marshall 1326 26 44 10
Monroe 1448 72 170 52
Montgomery 527 23 52 9
Neshoba 1806 111 130 39
Newton 842 27 39 9
Noxubee 595 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1946 54 193 31
Panola 1651 36 43 6
Pearl River 1082 56 93 22
Perry 480 22 20 7
Pike 1364 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1435 19 16 2
Prentiss 1016 19 48 3
Quitman 413 6 0 0
Rankin 3808 86 173 23
Scott 1232 29 21 3
Sharkey 277 14 43 8
Simpson 1181 48 117 19
Smith 581 16 54 8
Stone 450 14 55 9
Sunflower 1574 49 82 14
Tallahatchie 818 25 29 7
Tate 1127 39 51 13
Tippah 851 20 56 0
Tishomingo 790 40 96 26
Tunica 518 17 15 2
Union 1139 25 46 11
Walthall 633 27 67 13
Warren 1521 54 119 25
Washington 2514 97 159 38
Wayne 985 21 59 10
Webster 365 13 52 11
Wilkinson 329 20 20 5
Winston 815 21 42 11
Yalobusha 484 14 36 7
Yazoo 1172 33 83 12
Total 110,592 3,171 6,506 1,280