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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of January 13

NEW CASES

1,948

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

NEW DEATHS

41

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Thirty-nine deaths occurred between January 8 and January 13, 2021 in the counties below.

County Total
Attala 1
Chickasaw 1
Claiborne 1
Copiah 2
Desoto 4
Forrest 4
Grenada 1
Harrison 3
Hinds 1
Itawamba 1
Jasper 1
Kemper 1
Lafayette 1
Lincoln 2
Lowndes 2
Madison 2
Noxubee 1
Panola 1
Pontotoc 1
Rankin 3
Warren 1
Washington 1
Webster 1
Winston 1
Yazoo 1

2 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between January 2 and January 7, 2021, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Calhoun 1
Monroe 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

220

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. 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.

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.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 2000 65 72 15
Alcorn 2578 50 128 19
Amite 957 25 54 7
Attala 1909 58 173 34
Benton 797 22 45 10
Bolivar 3915 105 224 31
Calhoun 1320 21 26 4
Carroll 1023 20 47 9
Chickasaw 1799 43 53 15
Choctaw 594 12 1 0
Claiborne 841 25 45 9
Clarke 1351 60 110 30
Clay 1556 32 24 3
Coahoma 2190 54 128 11
Copiah 2356 49 75 9
Covington 2071 71 135 39
De Soto 16717 168 111 22
Forrest 5826 117 224 50
Franklin 646 13 40 2
George 1959 37 59 7
Greene 1082 29 52 6
Grenada 2139 70 155 32
Hancock 2469 57 69 14
Harrison 12806 188 476 61
Hinds 15748 310 761 112
Holmes 1674 67 103 20
Humphreys 803 24 33 8
Issaquena 157 6 0 0
Itawamba 2570 58 125 22
Jackson 9996 172 215 28
Jasper 1635 33 35 2
Jefferson 520 19 30 4
Jefferson Davis 829 25 8 1
Jones 6112 108 216 41
Kemper 756 20 44 9
Lafayette 4827 92 188 54
Lamar 4711 62 52 13
Lauderdale 5672 174 410 88
Lawrence 998 17 27 2
Leake 2267 64 88 14
Lee 8666 135 214 41
Leflore 2969 104 234 50
Lincoln 2901 85 171 36
Lowndes 5186 106 228 50
Madison 7994 158 354 67
Marion 2033 71 157 23
Marshall 3332 64 64 15
Monroe 3463 101 189 53
Montgomery 1071 34 54 9
Neshoba 3310 149 197 56
Newton 1851 42 86 14
Noxubee 1089 22 34 4
Oktibbeha 3842 79 214 36
Panola 3572 74 102 13
Pearl River 3138 91 158 31
Perry 986 31 21 7
Pike 2548 76 119 34
Pontotoc 3565 52 42 4
Prentiss 2400 47 99 15
Quitman 667 8 0 0
Rankin 10334 204 371 57
Scott 2387 43 39 4
Sharkey 423 17 43 8
Simpson 2301 66 152 19
Smith 1173 22 58 8
Stone 1388 18 83 9
Sunflower 2758 68 111 16
Tallahatchie 1370 33 49 7
Tate 2647 59 80 19
Tippah 2338 45 107 5
Tishomingo 1790 59 101 27
Tunica 840 21 18 2
Union 3347 55 125 19
Walthall 1105 36 67 13
Warren 3346 92 165 37
Washington 4700 122 189 39
Wayne 1930 29 69 11
Webster 900 24 58 11
Wilkinson 574 24 24 5
Winston 1962 60 114 33
Yalobusha 1125 34 82 22
Yazoo 2350 54 139 18
Total 245,847 5,356 9,842 1,804

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 160,683 85,164 245,847
Deaths 4,066 1,249 5,356

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 Maps

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).

 

 

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