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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of January 16



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





New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Ten deaths occurred between January 1 and January 16, 2021 in the counties below.

County Total
DeSoto 3
Hancock 1
Jackson 1
Lowndes 2
Pearl River 1
Tate 1
Tippah 1

30 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between December 15, 2020 and January 12, 2021, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Attala 1
Bolivar 2
DeSoto 1
Forrest 1
Hinds 4
Jones 1
Lowndes 3
Madison 1
Marion 1
Monroe 1
Panola 2
Pearl River 3
Pontotoc 1
Rankin 3
Tate 1
Union 2
Warren 1
Yazoo 1





Current outbreaks in long-term care (LTC) 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. Multiple positive tests for the same individual are counted only once. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

Statewide COVID-19 Data

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, 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.

Long-term care cases and death totals will resume on Monday.

County Total Cases Total Deaths
Adams 2046 70
Alcorn 2632 53
Amite 977 25
Attala 1935 59
Benton 815 23
Bolivar 3966 108
Calhoun 1357 21
Carroll 1042 21
Chickasaw 1836 44
Choctaw 603 13
Claiborne 861 25
Clarke 1386 60
Clay 1590 33
Coahoma 2300 54
Copiah 2408 49
Covington 2113 71
De Soto 17120 175
Forrest 5949 119
Franklin 664 15
George 1990 38
Greene 1097 29
Grenada 2177 70
Hancock 2665 59
Harrison 13353 193
Hinds 16207 322
Holmes 1685 67
Humphreys 829 24
Issaquena 159 6
Itawamba 2624 59
Jackson 10303 183
Jasper 1697 35
Jefferson 538 19
Jefferson Davis 841 25
Jones 6288 110
Kemper 771 20
Lafayette 4942 92
Lamar 4841 65
Lauderdale 5847 180
Lawrence 1024 17
Leake 2305 64
Lee 8796 141
Leflore 3002 105
Lincoln 2970 85
Lowndes 5355 116
Madison 8232 162
Marion 2106 72
Marshall 3416 65
Monroe 3533 105
Montgomery 1094 34
Neshoba 3370 152
Newton 1913 42
Noxubee 1103 22
Oktibbeha 3924 80
Panola 3683 78
Pearl River 3278 99
Perry 1016 31
Pike 2620 77
Pontotoc 3628 53
Prentiss 2450 52
Quitman 688 8
Rankin 10689 211
Scott 2462 45
Sharkey 427 17
Simpson 2348 67
Smith 1201 23
Stone 1423 20
Sunflower 2826 69
Tallahatchie 1401 34
Tate 2708 62
Tippah 2404 50
Tishomingo 1844 59
Tunica 863 21
Union 3430 60
Walthall 1118 36
Warren 3484 98
Washington 4777 123
Wayne 1996 30
Webster 922 24
Wilkinson 583 25
Winston 2001 64
Yalobusha 1165 34
Yazoo 2443 55
Total 252,475 5,521

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 163,816 88,659 252,475
Deaths 4,162 1,359 5,521

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.

Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts and Maps

Detailed charts of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations will resume on Monday.

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

The chart below shows 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). is an online news site serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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