Mississippi’s coronavirus death toll inches toward grim record

Published 1:24 pm Friday, January 22, 2021

After reporting dozens more COVID-19 coronavirus deaths Friday, Mississippi inched toward a grim record.

The Mississippi State Health Department reported 45 new deaths on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 5,713.

In the first 22 days of January 929 deaths have been reported, making it second on the list of most COVID deaths reported since the pandemic began. In December, 982 deaths were reported.

If the pace of deaths reported in January were to continue through the end of the month, the state may see as many as 1,300 deaths.

Because some deaths reported on a given day or in a given month may have occurred earlier, not all of the deaths reported Friday occurred in the last 24 hours.

The state reported Friday 2,050 new cases were found in the last 24 hours. That brings the total number of cases found in the state since the pandemic began to 261,167.

The 14-day, daily average of new cases dipped to 1,895 on Friday.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dipped to 1,973 with Friday’s update.

Of the total cases, the state believes approximately 207,769 cases 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 can die as a result.

Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County

Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases, 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 2123 70 72 15
Alcorn 2707 54 128 20
Amite 1008 26 54 7
Attala 1964 61 173 36
Benton 848 23 45 10
Bolivar 4087 109 225 31
Calhoun 1399 22 28 4
Carroll 1064 22 47 9
Chickasaw 1884 44 53 15
Choctaw 625 13 1 0
Claiborne 878 25 45 9
Clarke 1447 62 111 30
Clay 1642 37 24 3
Coahoma 2459 54 129 11
Copiah 2476 49 76 9
Covington 2190 72 136 39
De Soto 17561 191 113 24
Forrest 6135 122 224 50
Franklin 696 17 40 4
George 2035 39 59 7
Greene 1129 29 52 6
Grenada 2224 71 154 32
Hancock 2884 61 69 14
Harrison 14050 202 481 65
Hinds 16687 329 786 118
Holmes 1713 68 103 20
Humphreys 842 24 33 8
Issaquena 160 6 0 0
Itawamba 2666 62 125 22
Jackson 10729 188 217 30
Jasper 1778 38 36 2
Jefferson 565 20 39 4
Jefferson Davis 877 27 8 1
Jones 6607 114 217 41
Kemper 800 20 45 9
Lafayette 5117 94 188 54
Lamar 4998 65 52 13
Lauderdale 6067 192 427 94
Lawrence 1056 17 27 2
Leake 2361 67 89 14
Lee 9014 143 214 41
Leflore 3090 109 234 52
Lincoln 3042 87 173 37
Lowndes 5490 120 253 56
Madison 8495 168 359 69
Marion 2202 73 158 24
Marshall 3520 69 64 15
Monroe 3651 106 189 55
Montgomery 1112 36 54 9
Neshoba 3464 154 196 56
Newton 1973 46 86 15
Noxubee 1122 25 35 6
Oktibbeha 4035 81 215 36
Panola 3809 81 102 13
Pearl River 3422 105 158 33
Perry 1040 31 21 7
Pike 2681 80 125 34
Pontotoc 3747 57 64 6
Prentiss 2511 53 99 15
Quitman 704 9 0 0
Rankin 11102 217 388 60
Scott 2560 48 61 4
Sharkey 448 17 43 8
Simpson 2414 71 157 20
Smith 1277 25 60 8
Stone 1495 25 84 14
Sunflower 2903 73 116 17
Tallahatchie 1556 35 49 7
Tate 2790 62 80 19
Tippah 2475 50 108 7
Tishomingo 1938 61 102 27
Tunica 882 21 18 2
Union 3532 63 125 21
Walthall 1140 37 68 13
Warren 3649 103 169 38
Washington 4904 125 188 39
Wayne 2084 32 69 11
Webster 954 24 58 11
Wilkinson 596 25 24 5
Winston 2058 70 116 37
Yalobusha 1211 34 82 22
Yazoo 2537 56 139 18
Total 261,167 5,713 10,034 1,869