November 24, 2020

New coronavirus cases in Mississippi up by 30% in last week

Mississippi’s number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases has increased by more than 30 percent in the last seven days.

More than 13,100 Mississippians were infected with the virus over the last 14 days as the state’s new case numbers are at levels not seen since mid-August.

In the last 7 days, 7,455 new cases were detected. The prior week only 5,725 cases were reported, an increase of more than 30 percent.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,305 new cases on Saturday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 133,340. In the last two weeks, more than 13,180 Mississippians have tested positive for the virus.

Of the total cases, the state believes approximately 111,430 have recovered.

The state reported 21 new deaths Saturday. A total of 3,540 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases jumped to 1,065 with Saturday’s update. The number was the highest 7-day daily average since August 5.

The 14-day, daily average of new cases rose to 941 on Saturday, the highest level since August 12.

Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County

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 1222 47 64 14
Alcorn 1307 21 87 9
Amite 457 14 15 2
Attala 948 27 95 20
Benton 442 16 44 8
Bolivar 2245 82 220 30
Calhoun 680 13 25 4
Carroll 643 13 45 9
Chickasaw 964 31 47 14
Choctaw 258 7 1 0
Claiborne 562 16 43 9
Clarke 840 53 93 27
Clay 802 26 20 3
Coahoma 1358 39 117 9
Copiah 1499 38 72 9
Covington 1101 32 66 15
De Soto 8763 87 101 20
Forrest 3401 83 177 41
Franklin 275 4 4 1
George 1150 22 36 6
Greene 554 19 40 6
Grenada 1298 43 114 21
Hancock 1060 34 57 8
Harrison 6404 101 303 35
Hinds 8914 186 485 80
Holmes 1193 60 102 20
Humphreys 499 18 32 7
Issaquena 108 4 0 0
Itawamba 1347 33 89 17
Jackson 5713 105 113 12
Jasper 770 20 1 0
Jefferson 298 11 13 3
Jefferson Davis 504 15 8 1
Jones 3234 86 187 38
Kemper 358 15 41 9
Lafayette 2847 45 123 28
Lamar 2583 47 42 11
Lauderdale 3017 141 298 76
Lawrence 633 14 26 2
Leake 1256 43 42 7
Lee 4369 89 195 39
Leflore 1906 88 194 47
Lincoln 1606 64 162 36
Lowndes 2114 62 113 33
Madison 4282 97 250 45
Marion 1035 46 92 15
Marshall 1882 39 59 13
Monroe 1742 76 172 52
Montgomery 663 24 53 9
Neshoba 2040 111 137 39
Newton 965 29 40 10
Noxubee 646 17 21 4
Oktibbeha 2239 58 193 31
Panola 1940 43 60 8
Pearl River 1310 65 99 23
Perry 592 24 20 7
Pike 1527 58 98 27
Pontotoc 1779 25 19 2
Prentiss 1279 24 55 4
Quitman 449 6 0 0
Rankin 4744 90 183 23
Scott 1380 29 22 3
Sharkey 294 16 43 8
Simpson 1351 52 122 19
Smith 658 16 55 8
Stone 621 14 57 9
Sunflower 1784 54 84 15
Tallahatchie 915 27 29 7
Tate 1487 45 67 16
Tippah 1102 28 61 3
Tishomingo 971 41 96 26
Tunica 572 18 15 2
Union 1452 25 46 11
Walthall 705 27 67 13
Warren 1649 56 125 26
Washington 2873 105 181 39
Wayne 1105 22 59 10
Webster 398 14 52 11
Wilkinson 360 22 20 5
Winston 1005 22 46 11
Yalobusha 629 25 79 17
Yazoo 1413 36 136 14
Total 133,340 3,540 7,165 1,371