New coronavirus cases hovering just below records levels after Monday statistics released

Published 10:48 am Monday, December 7, 2020

Mississippi reported a slightly lower number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Monday morning, but the state remains at near record-high levels of new cases found over the last 14 days.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,263 new cases on Monday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 166,194.

Mississippi’s 14-day, daily average of new cases rose slightly Monday, near the records set on Saturday.

“The Thanksgiving surge has arrived. What would you do to save 1,000 lives?” Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs asked on social media Sunday. “We can save that many and more just by: wearing a mask in public and avoiding non-essential gatherings. No joke – that’s all it would take.”

Of the total cases, the state believes approximately 128,746 have recovered and while many people who are infected with the virus may only have moderate or even no visible symptoms, others can get gravely ill and die as a result.

The state reported no new deaths Monday. A total of 3,961 Mississippians have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dipped to 2,058 with Monday’s update, just off the 7-day record high set Saturday.

The 14-day, daily average of new cases rose to 1,644 on Monday, just a single case less than the record of 1,645 set on Saturday.

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 1532 52 70 14
Alcorn 1658 31 92 14
Amite 651 15 15 2
Attala 1305 37 134 24
Benton 519 18 44 10
Bolivar 2637 86 223 30
Calhoun 854 14 25 4
Carroll 806 15 46 9
Chickasaw 1169 33 48 14
Choctaw 391 7 1 0
Claiborne 599 16 43 9
Clarke 993 55 93 27
Clay 1007 27 20 3
Coahoma 1635 46 127 11
Copiah 1820 41 72 9
Covington 1426 45 93 20
De Soto 11132 106 103 20
Forrest 4166 90 185 41
Franklin 405 6 4 1
George 1402 26 47 6
Greene 680 23 47 6
Grenada 1532 45 134 21
Hancock 1365 43 67 12
Harrison 7885 116 387 38
Hinds 10993 208 552 83
Holmes 1404 61 103 20
Humphreys 586 19 33 8
Issaquena 129 4 0 0
Itawamba 1711 39 100 17
Jackson 6898 131 194 20
Jasper 929 24 1 0
Jefferson 396 12 15 3
Jefferson Davis 616 18 8 1
Jones 4008 90 190 38
Kemper 524 19 41 9
Lafayette 3526 60 152 35
Lamar 3205 50 44 12
Lauderdale 3875 151 344 80
Lawrence 778 14 27 2
Leake 1497 45 45 7
Lee 5748 98 201 39
Leflore 2214 93 196 48
Lincoln 2082 67 166 36
Lowndes 2754 68 130 37
Madison 5433 113 298 55
Marion 1307 50 120 19
Marshall 2364 51 59 15
Monroe 2236 78 176 52
Montgomery 829 26 53 9
Neshoba 2391 124 169 48
Newton 1186 29 47 10
Noxubee 762 17 21 4
Oktibbeha 2679 63 199 31
Panola 2500 56 73 11
Pearl River 1746 71 118 24
Perry 712 27 20 7
Pike 1748 60 98 27
Pontotoc 2288 32 20 3
Prentiss 1627 35 93 11
Quitman 524 7 0 0
Rankin 6589 116 262 33
Scott 1702 30 30 3
Sharkey 342 17 43 8
Simpson 1591 54 138 19
Smith 788 16 55 8
Stone 886 15 58 9
Sunflower 2025 56 84 15
Tallahatchie 1029 27 33 7
Tate 1926 51 72 18
Tippah 1408 30 62 4
Tishomingo 1206 45 96 26
Tunica 648 19 15 2
Union 1899 26 49 11
Walthall 826 30 67 13
Warren 1957 59 142 27
Washington 3459 108 187 39
Wayne 1310 24 60 10
Webster 512 14 52 11
Wilkinson 450 22 20 5
Winston 1390 29 80 15
Yalobusha 774 29 81 21
Yazoo 1703 41 138 15
Total 166,194 3,961 8,050 1,485