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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of August 4

NEW CASES

1,245

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

NEW DEATHS

51

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

County Total
Alcorn 1
Copiah 1
Covington 1
Forrest 1
Harrison 1
Hinds 2
Jackson 1
Lafayette 2
Lee 1
Leflore 1
Marshall 1
Oktibbeha 1
Panola 1
Pike 1
Pontotoc 1
Prentiss 3
Scott 1
Sharkey 2
Simpson 2
Tippah 1
Tishomingo 1
Union 1
Walthall 1
Warren 1
Washington 2

19 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths occurred between July 11 and July 29, identified from death certificate reports. The additional deaths were reported in the following counties:

County Total
Clay 1
Copiah 1
Forrest 1
Harrison 2
Lauderdale 2
Lawrence 2
Lee 1
Lowndes 1
Monroe 1
Neshoba 2
Panola 1
Rankin 1
Tate 2
Yazoo 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

173

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 596 25 45 12
Alcorn 377 5 1 1
Amite 217 6 13 2
Attala 510 24 89 20
Benton 128 0 1 0
Bolivar 1010 32 47 9
Calhoun 392 9 23 4
Carroll 248 11 45 9
Chickasaw 438 19 35 11
Choctaw 129 4 0 0
Claiborne 399 13 43 9
Clarke 322 25 19 9
Clay 380 14 2 1
Coahoma 684 10 4 2
Copiah 929 28 30 4
Covington 603 13 4 1
De Soto 3472 27 43 6
Forrest 1701 55 100 31
Franklin 115 2 3 1
George 545 4 * 1 0
Greene 230 11 35 6
Grenada 819 21 74 12
Hancock 349 14 8 4
Harrison 2287 35 * 136 15
Hinds 5416 112 254 49
Holmes 859 48 97 20
Humphreys 281 11 19 6
Issaquena 24 1 0 0
Itawamba 323 10 34 7
Jackson 2156 41 * 68 7
Jasper 379 9 1 0
Jefferson 193 6 6 1
Jefferson Davis 225 6 3 1
Jones 1828 57 168 35
Kemper 227 15 38 9
Lafayette 907 14 83 11
Lamar 1177 13 4 2
Lauderdale 1379 90 205 56
Lawrence 302 7 13 0
Leake 776 25 4 0
Lee 1297 32 71 15
Leflore 882 61 184 42
Lincoln 787 41 116 27
Lowndes 1023 33 69 18
Madison 2363 60 180 31
Marion 634 19 15 2
Marshall 616 9 12 1
Monroe 731 51 127 41
Montgomery 302 3 0 0
Neshoba 1264 90 108 35
Newton 530 11 7 1
Noxubee 438 11 16 3
Oktibbeha 1077 37 176 24
Panola 960 12 * 7 1
Pearl River 515 37 56 15
Perry 220 7 0 0
Pike 861 33 72 15
Pontotoc 780 8 4 1
Prentiss 369 9 25 3
Quitman 238 1 0 0
Rankin 2202 31 89 10
Scott 978 20 15 3
Sharkey 191 3 6 1
Simpson 767 30 27 13
Smith 389 13 54 8
Stone 160 3 3 1
Sunflower 942 23 12 2
Tallahatchie 512 10 7 2
Tate 683 27 * 34 12
Tippah 320 13 0 0
Tishomingo 344 5 29 0
Tunica 307 6 12 2
Union 552 15 23 8
Walthall 482 19 65 9
Warren 995 31 89 14
Washington 1548 35 44 12
Wayne 749 21 57 10
Webster 211 12 52 11
Wilkinson 193 13 8 3
Winston 593 15 40 11
Yalobusha 304 10 35 7
Yazoo 803 12 21 2
Total 63,444 1,804 3,765 789

Note: A death previously reported in George County has been corrected to Jackson County. A death previously reported in Harrison County has been corrected to Jackson County. A death previously reported in Panola County has been corrected to Tate County.

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 62,384 1,060 63,444
Deaths 1,754 50 1,804

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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