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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 15

NEW CASES

1,116

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

NEW DEATHS

9

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Nine deaths occurred between October 3 and October 15 in the counties below.

County Total
Coahoma 1
Copiah 1
Harrison 1
Jackson 1
Lauderdale 1
Leflore 2
Lowndes 1
Wilkinson 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

128

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 1032 40 * 56 13
Alcorn 938 12 18 2
Amite 412 13 15 2
Attala 755 25 90 20
Benton 296 4 14 0
Bolivar 1973 75 217 30
Calhoun 605 12 25 4
Carroll 453 12 45 9
Chickasaw 811 24 44 13
Choctaw 202 6 1 0
Claiborne 528 16 43 9
Clarke 704 48 91 25
Clay 663 21 19 3
Coahoma 1223 36 87 6
Copiah 1328 36 71 7
Covington 902 25 34 10
De Soto 6495 77 73 15
Forrest 2906 77 176 41
Franklin 223 3 4 1
George 927 16 36 6
Greene 444 17 40 6
Grenada 1193 37 113 20
Hancock 739 27 35 6
Harrison 4713 81 255 32
Hinds 7707 170 461 73
Holmes 1129 60 101 20
Humphreys 394 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1070 24 87 17
Jackson 4258 77 86 8
Jasper 657 16 1 0
Jefferson 259 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 390 11 3 1
Jones 2799 81 183 37
Kemper 315 15 41 9
Lafayette 2405 42 123 28
Lamar 2100 38 39 11
Lauderdale 2311 130 261 74
Lawrence 489 14 26 2
Leake 1110 39 35 5
Lee 3354 79 180 37
Leflore 1582 86 193 47
Lincoln 1321 54 152 32
Lowndes 1729 62 98 33
Madison 3683 92 238 45
Marion 926 42 92 14
Marshall 1273 25 44 9
Monroe 1422 72 170 52
Montgomery 523 23 52 9
Neshoba 1790 110 129 39
Newton 840 27 39 9
Noxubee 593 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1932 54 193 31
Panola 1642 36 42 6
Pearl River 1063 55 93 22
Perry 469 22 20 7
Pike 1351 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1426 19 16 2
Prentiss 1007 19 48 3
Quitman 410 6 0 0
Rankin 3773 86 173 23
Scott 1216 29 21 3
Sharkey 277 14 43 8
Simpson 1174 48 117 19
Smith 576 16 54 8
Stone 443 14 55 9
Sunflower 1557 49 80 14
Tallahatchie 817 25 29 7
Tate 1119 39 51 13
Tippah 844 20 56 0
Tishomingo 779 40 96 26
Tunica 518 17 15 2
Union 1119 25 46 11
Walthall 628 27 67 13
Warren 1511 54 119 25
Washington 2493 95 158 36
Wayne 972 21 59 10
Webster 361 13 52 11
Wilkinson 329 20 20 5
Winston 810 21 40 11
Yalobusha 479 14 36 7
Yazoo 1160 33 82 12
Total 109,255 3,160 6,468 1,275

* Note: A COVID-19 related death previously reported in Adams County has been removed pending further investigation.

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 97,953 11,302 109,255
Deaths 2,869 291 3,160

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

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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