November 23, 2020

Mississippi coronavirus cases still on rise, state reports, more counties under face mask orders

Mississippi continued to hover at a nearly two-month high rate Monday for the pace of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases as the state released its latest statistics.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 675 new cases on Monday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 115,763.

The state did not report case numbers on Sunday, so Monday’s release contained two days worth of cases.

Of the 675 cases reported Monday, 228 were reported Saturday and 447 on Sunday.

Approximately 10,500 new cases were discovered across the state in the last 14 days. The last time the state saw that pace of new cases was at the end of August.

Of the total cases, the state believes approximately 101,385 have recovered.

Gov. Tate Reeves added seven more counties to his order requiring face masks including: Harrison, Madison, Marshall, Jones, Carroll, Leake and Benton counties.

Reeves lifted a statewide face mask mandate on October 1, but last week added nine counties to a new face mask requirement. Those were:

  • Chickasaw
  • Claiborne
  • DeSoto
  • Forrest
  • Itawamba
  • Jackson
  • Lamar
  • Lee
  • Neshoba

The state reported eight new deaths Monday, all of which occurred between August 29 and October 6. A total of 3,263 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases increased to 739 with Monday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dipped to 753 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 1089 44 64 13
Alcorn 1011 12 18 2
Amite 425 13 15 2
Attala 797 26 91 20
Benton 345 6 25 1
Bolivar 2019 77 219 30
Calhoun 626 12 25 4
Carroll 493 12 45 9
Chickasaw 857 26 46 14
Choctaw 208 6 1 0
Claiborne 538 16 43 9
Clarke 761 51 93 27
Clay 700 21 19 3
Coahoma 1254 37 89 7
Copiah 1381 36 72 7
Covington 979 27 54 10
De Soto 7134 79 80 16
Forrest 3069 78 176 41
Franklin 246 3 4 1
George 999 19 36 6
Greene 478 18 40 6
Grenada 1226 39 113 21
Hancock 850 28 48 6
Harrison 5272 84 258 32
Hinds 7987 178 467 78
Holmes 1149 60 102 20
Humphreys 449 16 21 6
Issaquena 107 4 0 0
Itawamba 1148 25 87 17
Jackson 4622 85 102 8
Jasper 691 17 1 0
Jefferson 277 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 412 11 7 1
Jones 2957 84 185 38
Kemper 327 15 41 9
Lafayette 2513 43 124 29
Lamar 2271 38 40 11
Lauderdale 2485 135 261 74
Lawrence 525 14 26 2
Leake 1152 42 43 7
Lee 3600 80 180 37
Leflore 1687 87 193 47
Lincoln 1411 57 162 35
Lowndes 1802 62 102 33
Madison 3837 94 238 45
Marion 954 43 92 14
Marshall 1453 29 54 12
Monroe 1521 73 170 52
Montgomery 552 23 52 9
Neshoba 1854 111 130 39
Newton 869 27 39 9
Noxubee 599 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 2028 54 193 31
Panola 1702 40 60 8
Pearl River 1145 60 94 23
Perry 498 23 20 7
Pike 1392 56 97 27
Pontotoc 1479 20 17 2
Prentiss 1069 20 48 3
Quitman 420 6 0 0
Rankin 3982 86 181 23
Scott 1257 29 21 3
Sharkey 285 14 43 8
Simpson 1217 49 117 19
Smith 596 16 54 8
Stone 477 14 55 9
Sunflower 1634 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 845 26 29 7
Tate 1177 39 52 13
Tippah 913 23 60 0
Tishomingo 816 41 96 26
Tunica 535 17 15 2
Union 1192 25 46 11
Walthall 640 27 67 13
Warren 1551 56 125 26
Washington 2592 99 176 38
Wayne 1020 22 59 10
Webster 376 13 52 11
Wilkinson 338 20 20 5
Winston 844 21 43 11
Yalobusha 549 14 66 7
Yazoo 1226 34 90 13
Total 115,763 3,263 6,705 1,304