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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of December 6

NEW CASES

1,263

NEW DEATHS

0

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

LTC OUTBREAKS

202

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 1532 52 70 14
Alcorn 1658 31 92 14
Amite 651 15 15 2
Attala 1305 37 134 24
Benton 519 18 44 10
Bolivar 2637 86 223 30
Calhoun 854 14 25 4
Carroll 806 15 46 9
Chickasaw 1169 33 48 14
Choctaw 391 7 1 0
Claiborne 599 16 43 9
Clarke 993 55 93 27
Clay 1007 27 20 3
Coahoma 1635 46 127 11
Copiah 1820 41 72 9
Covington 1426 45 93 20
De Soto 11132 106 103 20
Forrest 4166 90 185 41
Franklin 405 6 4 1
George 1402 26 47 6
Greene 680 23 47 6
Grenada 1532 45 134 21
Hancock 1365 43 67 12
Harrison 7885 116 387 38
Hinds 10993 208 552 83
Holmes 1404 61 103 20
Humphreys 586 19 33 8
Issaquena 129 4 0 0
Itawamba 1711 39 100 17
Jackson 6898 131 194 20
Jasper 929 24 1 0
Jefferson 396 12 15 3
Jefferson Davis 616 18 8 1
Jones 4008 90 190 38
Kemper 524 19 41 9
Lafayette 3526 60 152 35
Lamar 3205 50 44 12
Lauderdale 3875 151 344 80
Lawrence 778 14 27 2
Leake 1497 45 45 7
Lee 5748 98 201 39
Leflore 2214 93 196 48
Lincoln 2082 67 166 36
Lowndes 2754 68 130 37
Madison 5433 113 298 55
Marion 1307 50 120 19
Marshall 2364 51 59 15
Monroe 2236 78 176 52
Montgomery 829 26 53 9
Neshoba 2391 124 169 48
Newton 1186 29 47 10
Noxubee 762 17 21 4
Oktibbeha 2679 63 199 31
Panola 2500 56 73 11
Pearl River 1746 71 118 24
Perry 712 27 20 7
Pike 1748 60 98 27
Pontotoc 2288 32 20 3
Prentiss 1627 35 93 11
Quitman 524 7 0 0
Rankin 6589 116 262 33
Scott 1702 30 30 3
Sharkey 342 17 43 8
Simpson 1591 54 138 19
Smith 788 16 55 8
Stone 886 15 58 9
Sunflower 2025 56 84 15
Tallahatchie 1029 27 33 7
Tate 1926 51 72 18
Tippah 1408 30 62 4
Tishomingo 1206 45 96 26
Tunica 648 19 15 2
Union 1899 26 49 11
Walthall 826 30 67 13
Warren 1957 59 142 27
Washington 3459 108 187 39
Wayne 1310 24 60 10
Webster 512 14 52 11
Wilkinson 450 22 20 5
Winston 1390 29 80 15
Yalobusha 774 29 81 21
Yazoo 1703 41 138 15
Total 166,194 3,961 8,050 1,485

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 127,916 38,278 166,194
Deaths 3,403 558 3,961

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

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 website of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). MSDH is providing the following links to view this data, which is reported directly by 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 Case Maps

Recent COVID-19 Activity

Counties according to COVID-19 incidence (cases by population) over the last 7 days.

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases

Total cases and deaths by county since the start of the pandemic.

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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