Mississippi coronavirus new case averages drop again, now at two-month low

Published 4:11 pm Thursday, February 4, 2021

Mississippi’s weekly average of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases dropped Thursday to a rate not seen in more than two months.

The state reported Thursday 1,210 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 278,532.

The Mississippi State Health Department reported 24 new deaths on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 6,182.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 1,151 on Thursday. It was the lowest average number of new cases in a 7-day period since November 28.

The 14-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 1,387 with Thursday’s update. It was the lowest 14-day average since early December 1.

Of the total cases, the state believes approximately 238,176 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 2232 72 72 15
Alcorn 2839 59 129 20
Amite 1072 30 54 7
Attala 2022 65 173 36
Benton 899 24 45 10
Bolivar 4385 111 226 31
Calhoun 1499 23 29 4
Carroll 1108 22 48 9
Chickasaw 1954 49 57 15
Choctaw 668 14 1 0
Claiborne 928 27 45 9
Clarke 1592 65 123 30
Clay 1735 45 34 5
Coahoma 2614 58 129 11
Copiah 2629 52 80 11
Covington 2339 73 136 39
De Soto 18569 212 113 24
Forrest 6582 131 225 50
Franklin 726 19 39 4
George 2171 43 59 7
Greene 1186 31 52 6
Grenada 2323 74 155 32
Hancock 3194 70 68 14
Harrison 15510 236 481 65
Hinds 17823 359 804 127
Holmes 1770 69 103 20
Humphreys 881 25 34 8
Issaquena 164 6 0 0
Itawamba 2799 68 133 23
Jackson 11636 201 231 30
Jasper 1960 39 41 2
Jefferson 592 23 40 7
Jefferson Davis 942 31 8 1
Jones 7371 125 217 41
Kemper 845 21 45 9
Lafayette 5499 106 187 55
Lamar 5361 67 53 13
Lauderdale 6468 212 439 96
Lawrence 1137 18 27 2
Leake 2455 68 88 14
Lee 9346 151 217 41
Leflore 3224 114 236 52
Lincoln 3251 95 173 37
Lowndes 5779 130 256 62
Madison 9042 183 360 69
Marion 2394 76 158 24
Marshall 3760 83 64 15
Monroe 3857 118 189 55
Montgomery 1157 36 54 9
Neshoba 3596 162 201 58
Newton 2098 49 87 15
Noxubee 1182 27 35 6
Oktibbeha 4244 88 216 36
Panola 4068 88 102 13
Pearl River 3791 116 186 33
Perry 1094 32 21 7
Pike 2856 89 125 34
Pontotoc 3949 63 80 8
Prentiss 2614 56 99 15
Quitman 745 11 0 0
Rankin 11890 242 390 61
Scott 2786 58 114 11
Sharkey 481 17 43 8
Simpson 2532 76 158 20
Smith 1422 27 62 8
Stone 1622 28 84 14
Sunflower 3041 81 117 19
Tallahatchie 1642 37 50 7
Tate 2886 67 80 19
Tippah 2633 55 119 9
Tishomingo 2040 63 102 27
Tunica 934 22 18 2
Union 3751 68 132 22
Walthall 1194 38 68 13
Warren 3940 110 170 38
Washington 5048 125 189 39
Wayne 2332 40 69 11
Webster 1026 24 58 11
Wilkinson 608 25 25 5
Winston 2147 74 130 39
Yalobusha 1337 36 82 22
Yazoo 2714 59 139 18
Total 278,532 6,182 10,281 1,914