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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of November 20

NEW CASES

1,972

NEW DEATHS

15

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Fifteen deaths occurred on November 13 and November 20 in the counties below.

County Total
Holmes 1
Jackson 3
Jefferson Davis 1
Lafayette 1
Lee 1
Madison 1
Pearl River 1
Perry 1
Rankin 1
Tate 1
Walthall 1
Yazoo 1

6 COVID-19 related death occurred between October 31 to November 13, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
DeSoto 2
Harrison 1
Marshall 2
Sharkey 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

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 1337 48 64 14
Alcorn 1421 24 88 11
Amite 503 14 15 2
Attala 1054 33 105 22
Benton 482 17 44 9
Bolivar 2369 83 222 30
Calhoun 710 13 25 4
Carroll 698 14 45 9
Chickasaw 1019 32 47 14
Choctaw 303 7 1 0
Claiborne 574 16 43 9
Clarke 877 53 93 27
Clay 855 26 20 3
Coahoma 1460 40 126 11
Copiah 1586 40 71 9
Covington 1157 34 69 15
De Soto 9467 97 102 20
Forrest 3591 85 176 41
Franklin 313 4 4 1
George 1210 23 37 6
Greene 581 22 40 6
Grenada 1354 44 114 21
Hancock 1123 37 59 9
Harrison 6763 105 320 35
Hinds 9460 193 507 82
Holmes 1231 61 102 20
Humphreys 519 18 33 7
Issaquena 108 4 0 0
Itawamba 1439 33 89 17
Jackson 6019 116 118 14
Jasper 799 21 1 0
Jefferson 335 11 13 3
Jefferson Davis 537 17 9 1
Jones 3400 87 188 38
Kemper 405 15 41 9
Lafayette 3107 47 123 28
Lamar 2722 48 43 12
Lauderdale 3312 142 321 77
Lawrence 697 14 26 2
Leake 1312 43 42 7
Lee 4740 92 196 39
Leflore 1987 89 195 47
Lincoln 1833 64 165 36
Lowndes 2265 62 115 33
Madison 4573 102 278 49
Marion 1079 46 92 15
Marshall 2057 43 58 14
Monroe 1882 77 172 52
Montgomery 717 25 53 9
Neshoba 2161 111 144 39
Newton 1025 29 44 10
Noxubee 688 17 21 4
Oktibbeha 2364 59 193 31
Panola 2094 47 59 9
Pearl River 1405 67 99 23
Perry 636 25 20 7
Pike 1596 58 98 27
Pontotoc 1907 27 19 2
Prentiss 1377 25 87 6
Quitman 474 6 0 0
Rankin 5187 96 192 26
Scott 1491 29 29 3
Sharkey 304 17 43 8
Simpson 1430 53 136 19
Smith 684 16 55 8
Stone 704 14 58 9
Sunflower 1870 54 84 15
Tallahatchie 944 27 29 7
Tate 1607 48 71 18
Tippah 1199 30 61 4
Tishomingo 1049 42 96 26
Tunica 594 19 15 2
Union 1586 25 46 11
Walthall 735 28 67 13
Warren 1707 56 125 26
Washington 3034 106 181 39
Wayne 1151 22 59 10
Webster 415 14 52 11
Wilkinson 383 22 20 5
Winston 1124 24 54 11
Yalobusha 666 26 80 18
Yazoo 1468 37 137 14
Total 142,401 3,657 7,384 1,400

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 116,768 25,633 142,401
Deaths 3,224 433 3,657

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

Hospitalization and ICU Use to Date

Updated weekly

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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