December 3, 2020

Mississippi saw nearly 11,000 new coronavirus cases in last two weeks, most in two months

Mississippi’s average daily number of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus grew again Wednesday to a two-month high.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,000 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 117,617.

Approximately 10,800 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 25.

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 state reported 19 new deaths Wednesday. A total of 3,302 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases increased to 785 with Wednesday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average dipped to 771 cases per day. It was the highest 14-day average since August 25.

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 1094 45 64 14
Alcorn 1045 12 25 2
Amite 428 13 15 2
Attala 805 27 91 20
Benton 367 10 37 5
Bolivar 2039 79 219 30
Calhoun 633 13 25 4
Carroll 503 12 45 9
Chickasaw 867 27 47 14
Choctaw 209 6 1 0
Claiborne 539 16 43 9
Clarke 770 53 93 27
Clay 710 22 19 3
Coahoma 1258 37 89 7
Copiah 1393 36 72 7
Covington 988 29 58 12
De Soto 7285 80 80 16
Forrest 3118 78 176 41
Franklin 251 3 4 1
George 1017 19 36 6
Greene 481 18 40 6
Grenada 1229 39 113 21
Hancock 868 28 48 6
Harrison 5491 85 275 33
Hinds 8050 179 470 79
Holmes 1150 60 102 20
Humphreys 451 17 21 6
Issaquena 107 4 0 0
Itawamba 1172 26 87 17
Jackson 4800 88 102 8
Jasper 696 17 1 0
Jefferson 279 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 421 12 8 1
Jones 2966 84 186 38
Kemper 333 15 41 9
Lafayette 2550 43 124 29
Lamar 2319 40 40 11
Lauderdale 2546 135 261 74
Lawrence 544 14 26 2
Leake 1163 42 42 7
Lee 3665 82 181 37
Leflore 1706 88 193 47
Lincoln 1433 59 162 35
Lowndes 1819 62 102 33
Madison 3861 94 238 45
Marion 959 43 92 14
Marshall 1484 30 54 12
Monroe 1538 73 170 52
Montgomery 558 23 52 9
Neshoba 1868 111 130 39
Newton 872 27 40 9
Noxubee 602 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 2048 55 193 31
Panola 1720 40 60 8
Pearl River 1163 60 94 23
Perry 524 23 20 7
Pike 1406 56 98 27
Pontotoc 1506 20 18 2
Prentiss 1092 20 48 3
Quitman 423 6 0 0
Rankin 4046 86 181 23
Scott 1270 29 21 3
Sharkey 287 15 43 8
Simpson 1231 49 117 19
Smith 602 16 54 8
Stone 491 14 55 9
Sunflower 1643 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 855 26 29 7
Tate 1210 39 53 13
Tippah 949 24 61 1
Tishomingo 827 41 96 26
Tunica 537 17 15 2
Union 1258 25 46 11
Walthall 644 27 67 13
Warren 1561 56 125 26
Washington 2627 100 176 38
Wayne 1027 22 59 10
Webster 378 13 52 11
Wilkinson 342 21 20 5
Winston 852 21 43 11
Yalobusha 564 16 71 8
Yazoo 1234 34 95 13
Total 117,617 3,302 6,766 1,315