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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of August 23

NEW CASES

511

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

NEW DEATHS

8

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

County Total
Forrest 1
Lafayette 2
Lee 1
Panola 1
Pike 1
Walthall 1
Washington 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

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 739 28 46 12
Alcorn 526 6 12 1
Amite 262 6 14 2
Attala 571 25 90 20
Benton 195 1 2 0
Bolivar 1351 42 74 11
Calhoun 451 9 23 4
Carroll 284 11 45 9
Chickasaw 562 20 36 11
Choctaw 151 4 0 0
Claiborne 426 15 43 9
Clarke 416 28 31 9
Clay 449 14 2 1
Coahoma 910 14 75 2
Copiah 1038 30 30 4
Covington 702 17 8 3
De Soto 4320 38 49 9
Forrest 2047 61 120 34
Franklin 170 3 3 1
George 672 12 5 2
Greene 282 14 35 6
Grenada 902 28 84 16
Hancock 457 18 8 4
Harrison 3061 46 149 17
Hinds 6292 132 356 57
Holmes 1013 50 98 20
Humphreys 328 12 20 6
Issaquena 94 2 0 0
Itawamba 483 14 49 9
Jackson 2775 54 74 7
Jasper 462 12 1 0
Jefferson 211 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 271 7 3 1
Jones 2080 69 174 35
Kemper 260 14 38 9
Lafayette 1178 32 105 24
Lamar 1360 24 8 3
Lauderdale 1634 102 212 58
Lawrence 377 9 18 1
Leake 862 27 4 0
Lee 2036 48 155 25
Leflore 1206 70 185 44
Lincoln 926 46 129 29
Lowndes 1227 47 92 28
Madison 2792 79 222 40
Marion 760 25 48 6
Marshall 879 11 19 3
Monroe 974 56 148 44
Montgomery 390 12 25 7
Neshoba 1403 97 109 36
Newton 627 13 10 2
Noxubee 510 13 17 4
Oktibbeha 1304 46 184 29
Panola 1248 21 13 2
Pearl River 697 45 66 19
Perry 284 9 0 0
Pike 1073 40 74 19
Pontotoc 983 9 6 1
Prentiss 557 12 30 3
Quitman 303 2 0 0
Rankin 2688 47 115 11
Scott 1069 21 15 3
Sharkey 240 7 42 6
Simpson 897 38 98 20
Smith 454 13 54 8
Stone 290 9 28 3
Sunflower 1204 33 40 8
Tallahatchie 602 11 9 2
Tate 833 31 32 12
Tippah 500 15 1 0
Tishomingo 511 18 92 9
Tunica 429 10 12 2
Union 826 20 39 11
Walthall 548 24 67 13
Warren 1248 41 106 19
Washington 1930 57 79 17
Wayne 833 21 58 10
Webster 282 13 52 11
Wilkinson 258 14 8 4
Winston 682 18 40 11
Yalobusha 348 10 35 7
Yazoo 930 18 29 4
Total 78,405 2,248 4,735 951

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 75,571 2,834 78,405
Deaths 2,147 101 2,248

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.

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 testing, not the date the test result was reported, and include only those cases where the date of testing is known.

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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