November 30, 2020

Coronavirus spread continues across Mississippi with latest statistics released

Mississippi reported an above-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Tuesday, as the virus continues to spread across the state.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 730 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 111,322. Of those cases, the state believes approximately 97,675 have recovered.

Mississippi’s coronavirus caseload began rising over the last two weeks after Gov. Tate Reeves lifted a statewide face mask mandate at the beginning of October.

On Monday, Reeves announced an executive order requiring face masks and other virus mitigation measures in nine counties that have high numbers of new cases –┬áDeSoto, Jackson, Lee, Forrest, Lamar, Itawamba, Neshoba, Claiborne and Chickasaw counties.

The state reported 31 new deaths Tuesday, all of which occurred between August 6 and October 18. A total of 3,202 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases rose slightly to 769 with Tuesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dropped slightly to 689 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 1043 43 59 13
Alcorn 960 12 18 2
Amite 417 13 15 2
Attala 776 26 90 20
Benton 315 4 14 0
Bolivar 1983 77 217 30
Calhoun 614 12 25 4
Carroll 463 12 45 9
Chickasaw 826 25 44 13
Choctaw 203 6 1 0
Claiborne 532 16 43 9
Clarke 723 49 93 26
Clay 676 21 19 3
Coahoma 1234 36 87 6
Copiah 1350 36 71 7
Covington 925 25 35 10
De Soto 6701 78 80 16
Forrest 2963 77 176 41
Franklin 237 3 4 1
George 939 17 36 6
Greene 455 18 40 6
Grenada 1200 38 113 21
Hancock 781 27 41 6
Harrison 4844 83 255 32
Hinds 7796 173 463 76
Holmes 1135 60 101 20
Humphreys 412 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1104 24 87 17
Jackson 4350 81 87 8
Jasper 674 17 1 0
Jefferson 270 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 398 11 5 1
Jones 2837 82 185 38
Kemper 320 15 41 9
Lafayette 2426 42 123 28
Lamar 2171 38 39 11
Lauderdale 2376 131 261 74
Lawrence 499 14 26 2
Leake 1133 40 40 6
Lee 3449 79 180 37
Leflore 1607 87 193 47
Lincoln 1355 55 158 33
Lowndes 1749 62 100 33
Madison 3739 93 238 45
Marion 929 42 92 14
Marshall 1348 26 44 10
Monroe 1459 72 170 52
Montgomery 529 23 52 9
Neshoba 1814 111 130 39
Newton 844 27 38 9
Noxubee 596 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 1958 54 193 31
Panola 1663 37 53 7
Pearl River 1089 58 94 22
Perry 481 22 20 7
Pike 1372 56 97 27
Pontotoc 1438 19 16 2
Prentiss 1026 19 48 3
Quitman 414 6 0 0
Rankin 3837 86 173 23
Scott 1238 29 21 3
Sharkey 278 14 43 8
Simpson 1186 49 117 19
Smith 583 16 54 8
Stone 450 14 55 9
Sunflower 1576 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 818 25 29 7
Tate 1132 39 51 13
Tippah 859 21 60 0
Tishomingo 793 41 96 26
Tunica 522 17 15 2
Union 1152 25 46 11
Walthall 633 27 67 13
Warren 1527 55 122 26
Washington 2521 97 159 38
Wayne 987 21 59 10
Webster 366 13 52 11
Wilkinson 330 20 20 5
Winston 822 21 42 11
Yalobusha 493 14 40 7
Yazoo 1193 33 84 12
Total 111,322 3,202 6,538 1,289