December 1, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus cases up 48% in month; here are latest statistics

Mississippi reported more than 1,200 new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Saturday as the state averages are at a nearly two-month high.

Over the past 14 days, 10,450 cases were detected in the state, an increase of approximately 48 percent from a month ago. The last two weeks have seen the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the state since August 31.

“We can’t wish COVID away – but we can prevent it with very simple strategies,” Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs wrote Friday on social media.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,212 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 115,088. Of those cases, the state believes approximately 97,675 have recovered.

The state reported 17 new deaths Saturday, all of which occurred between September 22 and October 23. A total of 3,255 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases increased to 726 with Saturday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dipped to 746 cases per day. It was the highest 14-day average since the end of August.

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 1085 44 64 13
Alcorn 1001 12 18 2
Amite 425 13 15 2
Attala 794 26 91 20
Benton 341 6 25 1
Bolivar 2016 77 219 30
Calhoun 626 12 25 4
Carroll 493 12 45 9
Chickasaw 855 26 46 14
Choctaw 208 6 1 0
Claiborne 537 16 43 9
Clarke 758 51 93 27
Clay 693 21 19 3
Coahoma 1249 37 89 7
Copiah 1375 36 71 7
Covington 975 27 54 10
De Soto 7039 79 80 16
Forrest 3046 78 176 41
Franklin 242 3 4 1
George 992 18 36 6
Greene 478 18 40 6
Grenada 1226 38 113 21
Hancock 840 28 48 6
Harrison 5223 84 257 32
Hinds 7973 177 465 78
Holmes 1147 60 102 20
Humphreys 438 16 21 6
Issaquena 107 4 0 0
Itawamba 1139 25 87 17
Jackson 4578 84 102 8
Jasper 687 17 1 0
Jefferson 276 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 410 11 7 1
Jones 2924 84 185 38
Kemper 326 15 41 9
Lafayette 2504 43 124 29
Lamar 2255 38 40 11
Lauderdale 2478 135 261 74
Lawrence 518 14 26 2
Leake 1150 41 43 7
Lee 3573 80 180 37
Leflore 1671 87 193 47
Lincoln 1401 57 162 35
Lowndes 1799 62 102 33
Madison 3831 94 238 45
Marion 950 42 92 14
Marshall 1431 29 54 12
Monroe 1506 73 170 52
Montgomery 549 23 52 9
Neshoba 1849 111 130 39
Newton 866 27 39 9
Noxubee 598 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 2024 54 193 31
Panola 1700 40 60 8
Pearl River 1136 60 94 23
Perry 494 23 20 7
Pike 1384 56 97 27
Pontotoc 1472 20 17 2
Prentiss 1061 20 48 3
Quitman 420 6 0 0
Rankin 3940 86 181 23
Scott 1254 29 21 3
Sharkey 285 14 43 8
Simpson 1215 49 117 19
Smith 594 16 54 8
Stone 475 14 55 9
Sunflower 1623 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 845 26 29 7
Tate 1168 39 52 13
Tippah 903 22 60 0
Tishomingo 812 41 96 26
Tunica 535 17 15 2
Union 1188 25 46 11
Walthall 639 27 67 13
Warren 1548 55 123 26
Washington 2583 99 176 38
Wayne 1017 22 59 10
Webster 376 13 52 11
Wilkinson 338 20 20 5
Winston 841 21 43 11
Yalobusha 545 14 66 7
Yazoo 1222 34 90 13
Total 115,088 3,255 6,699 1,304