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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of November 26

NEW CASES

1,005

NEW DEATHS

6

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. The deaths occurred between November 25 and November 26 in the counties below.

County Total
Desoto 3
Lamar 1
Panola 1
Quitman 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

193

Current outbreaks in long-term care facilities only. (See LTC facility outbreak definition.)

Correction: Outbreaks reported as of November 23rd and 24th omitted personal care home outbreaks. The corrected numbers of long-term care outbreaks for these two days are 182 and 190.

About our case counts: We currently update our case totals each day based on test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included in our totals. Repeated tests for the same individual are counted only once. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

County COVID-19 Data

Race and Ethnicity

Data Snapshots for Individual Counties

High Cases and Incidence

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 1411 50 64 14
Alcorn 1496 28 88 13
Amite 531 14 15 2
Attala 1122 34 118 23
Benton 491 17 44 9
Bolivar 2409 84 222 30
Calhoun 739 13 25 4
Carroll 721 15 45 9
Chickasaw 1071 32 48 14
Choctaw 323 7 1 0
Claiborne 583 16 43 9
Clarke 893 53 93 27
Clay 903 27 20 3
Coahoma 1501 43 126 11
Copiah 1630 40 71 9
Covington 1222 38 69 16
De Soto 9953 104 103 20
Forrest 3805 86 182 41
Franklin 336 5 4 1
George 1245 24 47 6
Greene 600 22 40 6
Grenada 1406 45 115 21
Hancock 1202 39 62 10
Harrison 7045 110 346 37
Hinds 9892 198 524 82
Holmes 1299 61 102 20
Humphreys 531 19 33 8
Issaquena 114 4 0 0
Itawamba 1515 34 89 17
Jackson 6270 119 123 15
Jasper 820 22 1 0
Jefferson 348 11 14 3
Jefferson Davis 565 17 8 1
Jones 3548 88 188 38
Kemper 425 18 41 9
Lafayette 3215 49 149 29
Lamar 2892 50 43 12
Lauderdale 3425 145 323 77
Lawrence 708 14 26 2
Leake 1335 43 42 7
Lee 5010 95 196 39
Leflore 2047 90 196 48
Lincoln 1887 65 166 36
Lowndes 2341 64 115 33
Madison 4734 106 291 53
Marion 1158 46 105 15
Marshall 2138 50 58 15
Monroe 1973 77 175 52
Montgomery 736 25 53 9
Neshoba 2196 118 156 43
Newton 1042 29 44 10
Noxubee 706 17 21 4
Oktibbeha 2443 62 193 31
Panola 2198 50 59 10
Pearl River 1508 67 103 23
Perry 661 26 20 7
Pike 1616 58 98 27
Pontotoc 1992 28 19 2
Prentiss 1442 30 88 9
Quitman 489 7 0 0
Rankin 5462 102 217 31
Scott 1521 29 30 3
Sharkey 309 17 43 8
Simpson 1467 53 138 19
Smith 705 16 55 8
Stone 761 14 58 9
Sunflower 1916 55 84 15
Tallahatchie 968 27 31 7
Tate 1680 51 71 18
Tippah 1245 30 61 4
Tishomingo 1089 42 96 26
Tunica 606 19 15 2
Union 1660 25 46 11
Walthall 763 28 67 13
Warren 1753 57 125 26
Washington 3161 107 186 39
Wayne 1172 23 59 10
Webster 434 14 52 11
Wilkinson 394 22 20 5
Winston 1216 24 62 11
Yalobusha 706 27 80 18
Yazoo 1542 39 137 15
Total 148,387 3,769 7,586 1,430

Case Classifications

Mississippi investigates and reports both probable and confirmed cases and deaths according to the CSTE case definition.

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 120,069 28,318 148,387
Deaths 3,292 477 3,769

Confirmed cases and deaths are generally determined by positive PCR tests, which detect the presence of ongoing coronavirus infection.

Probable cases are those who test positive by other testing methods such as antibody or antigen, and have recent symptoms consistent with COVID-19, indicating a recent infection.

Probable deaths are those individuals with a designation of COVID-19 as a cause of death on the death certificate, but where no confirmatory testing was performed.

Deaths from COVID-19 and Other Causes

This table of death counts compares COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi by week with deaths from other major causes, including contributing and underlying causes.

K-12 School Report

Mississippi K-12 schools make weekly reports of cases among students, teachers and staff, number of outbreaks, and teachers and students under quarantine as a result of COVID-19 exposure. An outbreak in a school setting is defined as 3 or more individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 in the same group within a 14-day period.

Note: These cases have been directly reported to MSDH by each school, and may not yet have appeared in our state and county totals of cases reported by laboratories.

Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Outbreaks

Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. A single confirmed COVID-19 infection in an LTC facility resident, or more than one infection in employees or staff in a 14-day period constitutes an outbreak. Residential care facilities also represent group living facilities where COVID-19 can be easily spread. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure.

These outbreak figures are reported directly to MSDH by the facility. Many of the cases and deaths reported by facilities may not yet be included in our totals of lab-reported cases.

Ongoing Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

Because nursing homes report COVID-19 data directly to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), we have replaced our usual long-term care facility report with the most recent CMS nursing home data, avoiding duplicate reporting requirements for these facilities.

Data such as illness in residents and staff, deaths in residents, as well as a number of other data elements are now publicly available on the CMS website. MSDH is providing the following links to view this data, which is reported directly by the Nursing Homes and is updated daily.

Note: Cases and deaths listed on the CMS website may not have appeared yet in our county totals, which are based on reports from testing laboratories.

Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts and Map

Detailed charts of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations will resume on Saturday.

All data reports below are updated as they become available.

Hospitalizations and Bed Availability

Hospitalization and ICU Use to Date

Updated weekly

Daily Statewide Data Charts

Our state case map and other data charts are also available in interactive form.

The charts below are based on available data at the time of publication. Charts do not include cases where insufficient details of the case are known.


Note: Values up to two weeks in the past on the chart of Cases by Date above can change as we update it with new information from disease investigation.

Weekly Statewide Data Summaries

Weekly Pediatric MIS-C Cases and Deaths

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 that causes inflammation in many body parts, including the heart and other vital organs.

Weekly High Case and High Incidence Counties

Tracking counties with recent high numbers of COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population, provides insight on where local outbreaks are most serious, and where protective measures should be increased. For more accurate reporting, these weekly charts include sample collection dates only up to seven days in the past to allow for case investigation and delays in lab test reports.

Cases counts in these charts is based on the date of illness onset. If the date of illness is not known, the date the test sample was taken, or the date of test result reporting is used instead. Counts are adjusted as cases are investigated.

Counties are ranked by highest weekly case counts, and by weekly incidence (cases proportional to population). A separate table ranking all counties is also available. All tables updated weekly.

Syndromic Surveillance

Emergency department visits by those with symptoms characteristic of COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia, updated weekly.

Estimated Recoveries

Presumed COVID-19 cases recovered, estimated weekly (does not include cases still under investigation).

 

 

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