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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 25

NEW CASES

675

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

228 of these cases were reported as of Saturday the 24th.

447 cases were reported as of Sunday the 25th.

NEW DEATHS

8

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. 4 deaths occurred between October 11 and October 25 in the counties below.

County Total
George 1
Leake 1
Marion 1
Tippah 1

4 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between August 29 and October 6, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Grenada 1
Hinds 1
Jackson 1
Warren 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

133

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 1089 44 64 13
Alcorn 1011 12 18 2
Amite 425 13 15 2
Attala 797 26 91 20
Benton 345 6 25 1
Bolivar 2019 77 219 30
Calhoun 626 12 25 4
Carroll 493 12 45 9
Chickasaw 857 26 46 14
Choctaw 208 6 1 0
Claiborne 538 16 43 9
Clarke 761 51 93 27
Clay 700 21 19 3
Coahoma 1254 37 89 7
Copiah 1381 36 72 7
Covington 979 27 54 10
De Soto 7134 79 80 16
Forrest 3069 78 176 41
Franklin 246 3 4 1
George 999 19 36 6
Greene 478 18 40 6
Grenada 1226 39 113 21
Hancock 850 28 48 6
Harrison 5272 84 258 32
Hinds 7987 178 467 78
Holmes 1149 60 102 20
Humphreys 449 16 21 6
Issaquena 107 4 0 0
Itawamba 1148 25 87 17
Jackson 4622 85 102 8
Jasper 691 17 1 0
Jefferson 277 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 412 11 7 1
Jones 2957 84 185 38
Kemper 327 15 41 9
Lafayette 2513 43 124 29
Lamar 2271 38 40 11
Lauderdale 2485 135 261 74
Lawrence 525 14 26 2
Leake 1152 42 43 7
Lee 3600 80 180 37
Leflore 1687 87 193 47
Lincoln 1411 57 162 35
Lowndes 1802 62 102 33
Madison 3837 94 238 45
Marion 954 43 92 14
Marshall 1453 29 54 12
Monroe 1521 73 170 52
Montgomery 552 23 52 9
Neshoba 1854 111 130 39
Newton 869 27 39 9
Noxubee 599 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 2028 54 193 31
Panola 1702 40 60 8
Pearl River 1145 60 94 23
Perry 498 23 20 7
Pike 1392 56 97 27
Pontotoc 1479 20 17 2
Prentiss 1069 20 48 3
Quitman 420 6 0 0
Rankin 3982 86 181 23
Scott 1257 29 21 3
Sharkey 285 14 43 8
Simpson 1217 49 117 19
Smith 596 16 54 8
Stone 477 14 55 9
Sunflower 1634 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 845 26 29 7
Tate 1177 39 52 13
Tippah 913 23 60 0
Tishomingo 816 41 96 26
Tunica 535 17 15 2
Union 1192 25 46 11
Walthall 640 27 67 13
Warren 1551 56 125 26
Washington 2592 99 176 38
Wayne 1020 22 59 10
Webster 376 13 52 11
Wilkinson 338 20 20 5
Winston 844 21 43 11
Yalobusha 549 14 66 7
Yazoo 1226 34 90 13
Total 115,763 3,263 6,705 1,304

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 102,211 13,552 115,763
Deaths 2,951 312 3,263

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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