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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 18

NEW CASES

586

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

233 of these cases were reported as of Saturday the 17th.

353 cases were reported as of Sunday the 18th

NEW DEATHS

0

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. deaths occurred between October 7 and October 15 in the counties below.

County Total
0
LTC OUTBREAKS

127

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 1043 42 59 13
Alcorn 955 12 18 2
Amite 415 13 15 2
Attala 765 25 90 20
Benton 305 4 14 0
Bolivar 1980 75 217 30
Calhoun 609 12 25 4
Carroll 460 12 45 9
Chickasaw 820 24 44 13
Choctaw 203 6 1 0
Claiborne 532 16 43 9
Clarke 714 48 93 25
Clay 672 21 19 3
Coahoma 1231 36 87 6
Copiah 1346 36 71 7
Covington 916 25 35 10
De Soto 6636 77 80 16
Forrest 2951 77 176 41
Franklin 230 3 4 1
George 935 17 36 6
Greene 453 17 40 6
Grenada 1201 37 113 20
Hancock 769 27 41 6
Harrison 4811 81 255 32
Hinds 7751 171 463 74
Holmes 1132 60 101 20
Humphreys 399 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1090 24 87 17
Jackson 4319 78 87 8
Jasper 666 16 1 0
Jefferson 263 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 394 11 5 1
Jones 2831 82 183 37
Kemper 318 15 41 9
Lafayette 2417 42 123 28
Lamar 2149 38 39 11
Lauderdale 2344 130 261 74
Lawrence 495 14 26 2
Leake 1122 39 35 5
Lee 3413 79 180 37
Leflore 1600 86 193 47
Lincoln 1348 54 158 32
Lowndes 1739 62 98 33
Madison 3717 92 238 45
Marion 932 42 92 14
Marshall 1326 26 44 10
Monroe 1448 72 170 52
Montgomery 527 23 52 9
Neshoba 1806 111 130 39
Newton 842 27 39 9
Noxubee 595 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1946 54 193 31
Panola 1651 36 43 6
Pearl River 1082 56 93 22
Perry 480 22 20 7
Pike 1364 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1435 19 16 2
Prentiss 1016 19 48 3
Quitman 413 6 0 0
Rankin 3808 86 173 23
Scott 1232 29 21 3
Sharkey 277 14 43 8
Simpson 1181 48 117 19
Smith 581 16 54 8
Stone 450 14 55 9
Sunflower 1574 49 82 14
Tallahatchie 818 25 29 7
Tate 1127 39 51 13
Tippah 851 20 56 0
Tishomingo 790 40 96 26
Tunica 518 17 15 2
Union 1139 25 46 11
Walthall 633 27 67 13
Warren 1521 54 119 25
Washington 2514 97 159 38
Wayne 985 21 59 10
Webster 365 13 52 11
Wilkinson 329 20 20 5
Winston 815 21 42 11
Yalobusha 484 14 36 7
Yazoo 1172 33 83 12
Total 110,592 3,171 6,506 1,280

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 98,947 11,645 110,592
Deaths 2,879 292 3,171

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

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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