November 23, 2020

Pace of new coronavirus cases slows slightly in Mississippi

The pace of new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Mississippi has slowed slightly with the latest figures released Saturday by the state health department.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 824 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 120,160.

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 six new deaths Saturday. A total of 3,334 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped slightly to 725 with Saturday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average rose to 725 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 1119 45 64 14
Alcorn 1103 12 28 2
Amite 436 13 15 2
Attala 819 27 91 20
Benton 375 11 45 6
Bolivar 2072 79 219 30
Calhoun 639 13 25 4
Carroll 526 12 45 9
Chickasaw 879 29 47 14
Choctaw 217 6 1 0
Claiborne 545 16 43 9
Clarke 789 53 93 27
Clay 722 22 19 3
Coahoma 1281 37 100 7
Copiah 1411 37 72 8
Covington 1008 29 59 12
De Soto 7492 80 82 16
Forrest 3155 80 176 41
Franklin 256 3 4 1
George 1035 20 36 6
Greene 487 18 40 6
Grenada 1244 40 113 21
Hancock 892 29 49 6
Harrison 5615 87 280 33
Hinds 8179 180 474 79
Holmes 1155 60 102 20
Humphreys 469 17 27 6
Issaquena 107 4 0 0
Itawamba 1205 28 87 17
Jackson 4940 91 103 8
Jasper 706 17 1 0
Jefferson 287 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 427 13 8 1
Jones 3015 84 186 38
Kemper 336 15 41 9
Lafayette 2602 43 124 29
Lamar 2380 40 40 11
Lauderdale 2653 135 264 74
Lawrence 570 14 26 2
Leake 1181 42 42 7
Lee 3734 83 181 37
Leflore 1761 88 193 47
Lincoln 1478 61 162 36
Lowndes 1839 62 102 33
Madison 3909 94 238 45
Marion 976 44 92 14
Marshall 1544 31 56 12
Monroe 1571 74 170 52
Montgomery 575 23 52 9
Neshoba 1899 111 130 39
Newton 887 28 40 10
Noxubee 606 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 2079 56 193 31
Panola 1742 41 60 8
Pearl River 1199 60 94 23
Perry 540 23 20 7
Pike 1416 56 98 27
Pontotoc 1547 20 18 2
Prentiss 1113 20 48 3
Quitman 425 6 0 0
Rankin 4188 86 181 23
Scott 1298 29 21 3
Sharkey 292 15 43 8
Simpson 1257 50 117 19
Smith 614 16 55 8
Stone 507 14 55 9
Sunflower 1678 51 83 14
Tallahatchie 868 26 29 7
Tate 1265 39 55 13
Tippah 974 25 61 2
Tishomingo 839 41 96 26
Tunica 541 17 15 2
Union 1277 25 46 11
Walthall 649 27 67 13
Warren 1576 56 125 26
Washington 2688 100 178 38
Wayne 1039 22 59 10
Webster 384 13 52 11
Wilkinson 346 21 20 5
Winston 876 21 44 11
Yalobusha 575 16 72 8
Yazoo 1260 35 111 13
Total 120,160 3,334 6,836 1,320

* Note: 27 of the new cases reported in Alcorn County were associated with a single outbreak.