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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of November 24

NEW CASES

1,092

NEW DEATHS

16

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Fifteen deaths occurred between November 2 and November 24 in the counties below.

County Total
Adams 1
Alcorn 2
Bolivar 1
Covington 1
Hinds 2
Jackson 1
Jones 1
Lauderdale 1
Madison 1
Perry 1
Rankin 2
Tishomingo 1

1 COVID-19 related death occurred November 12, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Kemper 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

158

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

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 1379 49 64 14
Alcorn 1463 27 88 13
Amite 518 14 15 2
Attala 1098 33 112 22
Benton 487 17 44 9
Bolivar 2401 84 222 30
Calhoun 729 13 25 4
Carroll 706 14 45 9
Chickasaw 1041 32 48 14
Choctaw 311 7 1 0
Claiborne 576 16 43 9
Clarke 888 53 93 27
Clay 871 27 20 3
Coahoma 1487 43 126 11
Copiah 1595 40 71 9
Covington 1197 37 69 16
De Soto 9731 99 103 20
Forrest 3713 86 177 41
Franklin 326 5 4 1
George 1223 24 47 6
Greene 584 22 40 6
Grenada 1377 45 115 21
Hancock 1159 39 62 10
Harrison 6898 109 331 37
Hinds 9668 197 523 82
Holmes 1265 61 102 20
Humphreys 529 18 33 7
Issaquena 112 4 0 0
Itawamba 1482 34 89 17
Jackson 6178 119 118 15
Jasper 812 22 1 0
Jefferson 342 11 13 3
Jefferson Davis 550 17 9 1
Jones 3467 88 188 38
Kemper 419 18 41 9
Lafayette 3175 49 133 29
Lamar 2834 49 43 12
Lauderdale 3355 144 323 77
Lawrence 703 14 26 2
Leake 1319 43 42 7
Lee 4876 95 196 39
Leflore 2014 90 196 48
Lincoln 1868 65 166 36
Lowndes 2297 63 115 33
Madison 4666 106 290 53
Marion 1116 46 95 15
Marshall 2096 50 58 15
Monroe 1914 77 175 52
Montgomery 721 25 53 9
Neshoba 2177 115 156 41
Newton 1036 29 44 10
Noxubee 697 17 21 4
Oktibbeha 2408 61 193 31
Panola 2158 49 59 10
Pearl River 1465 67 100 23
Perry 654 26 20 7
Pike 1606 58 98 27
Pontotoc 1961 28 19 2
Prentiss 1412 30 88 9
Quitman 481 6 0 0
Rankin 5319 100 214 29
Scott 1507 29 30 3
Sharkey 307 17 43 8
Simpson 1451 53 138 19
Smith 696 16 55 8
Stone 731 14 58 9
Sunflower 1905 55 84 15
Tallahatchie 963 27 31 7
Tate 1654 51 71 18
Tippah 1230 30 61 4
Tishomingo 1065 42 96 26
Tunica 596 19 15 2
Union 1639 25 46 11
Walthall 753 28 67 13
Warren 1726 57 125 26
Washington 3122 107 186 39
Wayne 1162 23 59 10
Webster 421 14 52 11
Wilkinson 387 22 20 5
Winston 1191 24 62 11
Yalobusha 700 27 80 18
Yazoo 1520 39 137 15
Total 145,636 3,745 7,521 1,424

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 118,597 27,039 145,636
Deaths 3,273 472 3,745

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

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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