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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of August 30

NEW CASES

274

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

NEW DEATHS

32

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

County Total
Chickasaw 2
Harrison 1
Hinds 1
Jefferson Davis 1
Lafayette 1
Lee 1
Lowndes 1
Monroe 2
Newton 2
Tishomingo 1

19 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between July 8 and August 24, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Adams 1
Coahoma 1
Desoto 1
Forrest 1
Harrison 2
Itawamba 1
Lee 1
Montgomery 1
Neshoba 1
Newton 1
Pontotoc 1
Prentiss 1
Sunflower 3
Union 2
Washington 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

158

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 791 32 46 12
Alcorn 630 6 17 1
Amite 275 7 14 2
Attala 583 25 90 20
Benton 193 1 2 0
Bolivar 1492 49 77 13
Calhoun 470 10 23 4
Carroll 292 12 45 9
Chickasaw 592 22 43 12
Choctaw 155 4 0 0
Claiborne 440 16 43 9
Clarke 462 30 31 9
Clay 473 15 3 1
Coahoma 984 19 77 2
Copiah 1095 31 30 4
Covington 718 17 9 4
De Soto 4624 44 49 9
Forrest 2128 62 121 35
Franklin 175 3 3 1
George 685 13 5 2
Greene 295 14 35 6
Grenada 947 32 88 17
Hancock 495 20 8 4
Harrison 3300 57 149 18
Hinds 6531 140 360 59
Holmes 1041 54 98 20
Humphreys 336 14 20 6
Issaquena 97 3 0 0
Itawamba 557 17 51 9
Jackson 3005 60 74 7
Jasper 481 13 1 0
Jefferson 221 9 8 2
Jefferson Davis 303 9 3 1
Jones 2159 72 174 35
Kemper 270 15 38 9
Lafayette 1436 35 121 25
Lamar 1437 29 10 5
Lauderdale 1756 106 213 58
Lawrence 402 10 18 1
Leake 878 31 4 0
Lee 2177 56 146 28
Leflore 1235 75 185 45
Lincoln 971 51 129 30
Lowndes 1285 54 92 29
Madison 2971 83 230 41
Marion 781 26 48 6
Marshall 945 12 27 5
Monroe 1037 59 148 44
Montgomery 410 17 25 7
Neshoba 1430 100 109 37
Newton 665 17 14 4
Noxubee 519 14 17 4
Oktibbeha 1439 46 185 29
Panola 1294 23 13 2
Pearl River 751 48 66 19
Perry 294 9 0 0
Pike 1132 45 74 19
Pontotoc 1059 12 6 1
Prentiss 624 13 46 3
Quitman 322 3 0 0
Rankin 2850 63 131 17
Scott 1093 22 15 3
Sharkey 251 8 42 7
Simpson 938 39 100 20
Smith 467 13 54 8
Stone 316 10 28 3
Sunflower 1260 39 50 10
Tallahatchie 630 13 9 2
Tate 856 32 32 12
Tippah 548 15 2 0
Tishomingo 556 29 93 21
Tunica 450 12 12 2
Union 881 23 41 11
Walthall 564 24 67 13
Warren 1314 46 109 22
Washington 1989 61 82 20
Wayne 847 21 58 10
Webster 304 13 52 11
Wilkinson 277 17 8 4
Winston 695 19 40 11
Yalobusha 365 12 35 7
Yazoo 954 21 29 4
Total 82,950 2,473 4,850 1,002

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 79,165 3,785 82,950
Deaths 2,319 154 2,473

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.

K-12 School Report by County

Each week all Mississippi K-12 schools report cases among students, teachers and staff, number of outbreaks, and teachers and students under quarantine as a result of COVID-19 exposure. These reports are then summarized by county.

Note: 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.

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 faciltities may not yet be included in our totals of lab-reported cases.

Ongoing Outbreaks

This weekly table of ongoing outbreaks lists all facilities that have reported a current, active outbreak of COVID-19. The reported totals are for cases and deaths associated with the current outbreak only.

Note: The cases and deaths in this document have been reported to us directly by the facilities, and 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. 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

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.

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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