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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 12

NEW CASES

713

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

NEW DEATHS

14

No new COVID-19 related deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday.

County Total
Amite 2
Hancock 1
Harrison 1
Lee 1
Lowndes 1
Marshall 1
Monroe 1
Rankin 1
Tishomingo 1
Washington 3

1 COVID-19 related death occurred on September 25, identified from a death certificate report.

County Total
Adams 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

128

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 1002 41 51 13
Alcorn 901 12 18 2
Amite 380 12 15 2
Attala 711 25 90 20
Benton 280 4 14 0
Bolivar 1959 75 217 30
Calhoun 574 12 25 4
Carroll 343 12 45 9
Chickasaw 786 24 44 13
Choctaw 198 6 1 0
Claiborne 523 16 43 9
Clarke 674 48 91 25
Clay 642 20 19 3
Coahoma 1211 34 86 6
Copiah 1291 35 70 6
Covington 883 25 34 10
De Soto 6238 75 73 15
Forrest 2845 76 175 41
Franklin 212 3 4 1
George 896 16 36 6
Greene 428 17 38 6
Grenada 1175 36 110 20
Hancock 701 27 26 6
Harrison 4471 80 255 32
Hinds 7497 167 456 72
Holmes 1120 60 101 20
Humphreys 388 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1029 24 84 17
Jackson 4083 74 85 8
Jasper 644 16 1 0
Jefferson 255 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 379 11 3 1
Jones 2720 81 183 37
Kemper 309 15 40 9
Lafayette 2362 42 123 28
Lamar 2012 37 32 11
Lauderdale 2255 128 261 74
Lawrence 474 14 26 2
Leake 1065 39 35 5
Lee 3239 78 179 36
Leflore 1547 83 192 46
Lincoln 1254 53 142 32
Lowndes 1693 60 98 33
Madison 3526 92 238 45
Marion 915 42 92 14
Marshall 1209 23 44 7
Monroe 1386 72 170 52
Montgomery 515 23 52 9
Neshoba 1754 109 130 38
Newton 824 27 39 9
Noxubee 584 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1904 53 193 31
Panola 1608 35 26 5
Pearl River 1023 54 93 22
Perry 462 21 20 7
Pike 1303 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1402 18 16 1
Prentiss 960 19 48 3
Quitman 407 6 0 0
Rankin 3630 84 172 23
Scott 1202 29 21 3
Sharkey 271 14 43 8
Simpson 1156 48 117 19
Smith 572 15 54 8
Stone 424 14 55 9
Sunflower 1544 49 80 14
Tallahatchie 809 24 29 7
Tate 1096 39 50 13
Tippah 800 19 41 0
Tishomingo 761 40 96 26
Tunica 514 17 15 2
Union 1098 24 46 11
Walthall 619 27 67 13
Warren 1476 53 119 25
Washington 2422 91 159 35
Wayne 959 21 59 10
Webster 360 13 52 11
Wilkinson 318 19 20 5
Winston 794 21 40 11
Yalobusha 470 14 35 7
Yazoo 1109 33 77 12
Total 105,941 3,115 6,380 1,265

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 95,966 9,975 105,941
Deaths 2,839 276 3,115

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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