December 3, 2020

Mississippi hits 2-month high in new coronavirus cases

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across Mississippi hit a two-month high Tuesday as the state released the latest statistics on new cases.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 854 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 116,617.

Approximately 10,676 new cases were discovered across the state in the last 14 days. The last time the state saw that high of a pace of new cases was on August 27.

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

After lifting a statewide face mask mandate October 1, Gov. Tate Reeves since has mandated virus mitigation measures in 16 counties across the state, including the requirement to wear face masks when in public.

The counties currently under state face masks orders include:

  • Benton
  • Carroll
  • Chickasaw
  • Claiborne
  • DeSoto
  • Forrest
  • Harrison
  • Itawamba
  • Jackson
  • Jones
  • Lamar
  • Leake
  • Lee
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • Neshoba

The state reported 20 new deaths Tuesday. A total of 3,283 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases increased to 756 with Tuesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dipped to 763 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
Adams 1093 44
Alcorn 1021 12
Amite 427 13
Attala 805 26
Benton 360 8
Bolivar 2028 77
Calhoun 627 13
Carroll 497 12
Chickasaw 862 26
Choctaw 208 6
Claiborne 539 16
Clarke 763 53
Clay 705 22
Coahoma 1255 37
Copiah 1387 36
Covington 985 29
De Soto 7210 79
Forrest 3094 78
Franklin 248 3
George 1014 19
Greene 479 18
Grenada 1226 39
Hancock 859 28
Harrison 5398 84
Hinds 8011 179
Holmes 1149 60
Humphreys 449 16
Issaquena 107 4
Itawamba 1159 26
Jackson 4693 87
Jasper 692 17
Jefferson 277 10
Jefferson Davis 417 11
Jones 2961 84
Kemper 327 15
Lafayette 2531 43
Lamar 2291 38
Lauderdale 2499 135
Lawrence 534 14
Leake 1158 42
Lee 3640 82
Leflore 1691 88
Lincoln 1429 59
Lowndes 1812 62
Madison 3843 94
Marion 954 43
Marshall 1473 30
Monroe 1530 73
Montgomery 554 23
Neshoba 1861 111
Newton 868 27
Noxubee 601 17
Oktibbeha 2037 55
Panola 1706 40
Pearl River 1150 60
Perry 512 23
Pike 1404 56
Pontotoc 1490 20
Prentiss 1083 20
Quitman 421 6
Rankin 4016 86
Scott 1262 29
Sharkey 287 15
Simpson 1223 49
Smith 598 16
Stone 486 14
Sunflower 1640 49
Tallahatchie 846 26
Tate 1193 39
Tippah 931 23
Tishomingo 822 41
Tunica 536 17
Union 1197 25
Walthall 641 27
Warren 1560 56
Washington 2603 99
Wayne 1027 22
Webster 378 13
Wilkinson 338 20
Winston 846 21
Yalobusha 556 14
Yazoo 1227 34
Total 116,617 3,283