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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of August 1



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



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

County Total
Copiah 1
Forrest 2
Holmes 1
Lowndes 2
Madison 1
Oktibbeha 1
Tate 1
Warren 1


Current outbreaks in long-term care facilities only. (One or more cases among staff or residents counts as an outbreak.)

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
Adams 580 25
Alcorn 354 4
Amite 210 5
Attala 495 24
Benton 124 0
Bolivar 939 32
Calhoun 374 8
Carroll 245 11
Chickasaw 435 19
Choctaw 126 4
Claiborne 400 13
Clarke 298 25
Clay 368 14
Coahoma 659 10
Copiah 909 24
Covington 578 11
De Soto 3280 27
Forrest 1631 53
Franklin 114 2
George 541 5
Greene 226 11
Grenada 812 20
Hancock 326 14
Harrison 2098 32
Hinds 5209 106
Holmes 843 47
Humphreys 269 11
Issaquena 21 1
Itawamba 307 10
Jackson 1929 34
Jasper 375 8
Jefferson 191 6
Jefferson Davis 198 6
Jones 1765 57
Kemper 223 15
Lafayette 869 9
Lamar 1115 12
Lauderdale 1323 88
Lawrence 313 5
Leake 767 25
Lee 1232 30
Leflore 832 59
Lincoln 743 39
Lowndes 973 32
Madison 2281 54
Marion 599 18
Marshall 566 8
Monroe 697 50
Montgomery 291 3
Neshoba 1194 87
Newton 516 11
Noxubee 417 10
Oktibbeha 1052 35
Panola 907 11
Pearl River 482 36
Perry 221 7
Pike 826 32
Pontotoc 724 7
Prentiss 337 6
Quitman 221 1
Rankin 2124 28
Scott 953 17
Sharkey 180 1
Simpson 711 26
Smith 377 13
Stone 148 3
Sunflower 906 22
Tallahatchie 493 10
Tate 645 23
Tippah 304 12
Tishomingo 316 3
Tunica 265 6
Union 519 13
Walthall 442 18
Warren 964 26
Washington 1480 32
Wayne 732 21
Webster 197 12
Wilkinson 187 12
Winston 571 15
Yalobusha 316 10
Yazoo 773 11
Total 60,553 1,703

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 59,637 916 60,553
Deaths 1,657 46 1,693

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. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. Residential care facilities also represent group living facilities where COVID-19 can be easily spread.

Active Outbreaks

The table of active outbreaks lists all facilities that have reported a current COVID-19 outbreak. Resident and employee totals are for those cases associated with the current outbreak only. The reported deaths are those which have occurred only among the cases in the current outbreak.

Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts and Map

Hospital Usage

Cases and Deaths Data Charts

Updates to the detailed case charts below will resume on Monday.

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

These weekly tables count cases based on the date of testing, not the date the test result was reported, and count 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). is an online website serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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