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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of August 6

NEW CASES

1,036

New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday.

NEW DEATHS

23

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday.

County Total
Attala 1
Desoto 2
Hinds 1
Lafayette 1
Lee 1
Lowndes 2
Madison 1
Marion 1
Monroe 1
Oktibbeha 1
Pike 1
Prentiss 1
Sharkey 1
Stone 1
Sunflower 1
Union 1
Warren 1
Washington 3
Winston 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

174

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

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

Trends and Data 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 610 25 46 12
Alcorn 397 5 1 1
Amite 225 6 13 2
Attala 515 25 89 20
Benton 142 0 1 0
Bolivar 1093 33 47 9
Calhoun 407 9 23 4
Carroll 260 11 45 9
Chickasaw 450 19 35 11
Choctaw 131 4 0 0
Claiborne 398 13 43 9
Clarke 325 25 19 9
Clay 392 14 2 1
Coahoma 715 11 33 2
Copiah 945 28 30 4
Covington 610 13 4 1
De Soto 3574 30 44 7
Forrest 1758 55 101 32
Franklin 119 2 3 1
George 549 4 1 0
Greene 236 11 35 6
Grenada 838 21 76 12
Hancock 373 14 8 4
Harrison 2406 35 141 15
Hinds 5544 117 265 52
Holmes 873 48 97 20
Humphreys 283 11 19 6
Issaquena 25 1 0 0
Itawamba 348 10 34 7
Jackson 2225 42 68 7
Jasper 381 9 1 0
Jefferson 194 6 8 1
Jefferson Davis 228 6 3 1
Jones 1850 58 169 35
Kemper 227 14 38 9
Lafayette 956 15 84 12
Lamar 1192 14 4 2
Lauderdale 1397 90 205 56
Lawrence 312 7 13 0
Leake 786 25 4 0
Lee 1383 33 83 15
Leflore 907 62 184 42
Lincoln 796 41 119 28
Lowndes 1058 37 71 20
Madison 2396 64 180 32
Marion 643 20 15 2
Marshall 674 9 14 1
Monroe 769 52 146 43
Montgomery 315 3 0 0
Neshoba 1284 92 108 35
Newton 537 11 7 1
Noxubee 448 11 16 3
Oktibbeha 1096 38 176 25
Panola 1026 12 7 1
Pearl River 529 37 57 15
Perry 223 7 0 0
Pike 896 35 72 17
Pontotoc 809 8 5 1
Prentiss 403 10 25 3
Quitman 252 1 0 0
Rankin 2251 32 96 10
Scott 995 20 15 3
Sharkey 194 4 12 2
Simpson 786 30 32 14
Smith 397 13 54 8
Stone 186 4 4 2
Sunflower 992 24 13 3
Tallahatchie 522 10 7 2
Tate 705 27 33 12
Tippah 342 13 0 0
Tishomingo 363 5 30 0
Tunica 322 6 12 2
Union 601 16 26 8
Walthall 491 19 65 9
Warren 1033 32 94 15
Washington 1606 40 46 13
Wayne 753 21 57 10
Webster 225 12 52 11
Wilkinson 201 13 8 3
Winston 611 16 40 11
Yalobusha 312 10 35 7
Yazoo 815 12 21 2
Total 65,436 1,848 3,889 810

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 64,295 1,141 65,436
Deaths 1,793 55 1,848

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.

Long-Term Care Facility Cases and Outbreaks

Based on updated national guidelines, the MSDH Office of Epidemiology has modified the definition of COVID-19 outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF). Beginning August 1, 2020, a single case of COVID-19 in only one employee or staff member will no longer constitute an outbreak.

Updated COVID-19 outbreak definition in LTCFs: A single confirmed COVID-19 infection in an LTCF resident, or more than one COVID-19 infection in employees or staff in a 14-day period.

This change will affect the number of outbreaks reported in long-term care facilities from August 1 forward. One case of COVID-19 in an employee of a LTCF will still prompt an investigation by MSDH.

Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. Residential care facilities also represent group living facilities where COVID-19 can be easily spread.

Active Outbreaks

The table of active outbreaks lists all facilities that have reported a current COVID-19 outbreak. Resident and employee totals are for those cases associated with the current outbreak only. The reported deaths are those which have occurred only among the cases in the current outbreak.

Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts and Map

All data reports below are updated as they become available. Updates are made daily except where noted.

Hospitalizations and Bed Availability

Cases and Deaths 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 High Case and High Incidence Counties

These weekly tables count cases based on the date of testing, not the date the test result was reported, and count only those cases where the date of testing is known.

They rank counties by weekly cases, and by 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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