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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 16

NEW CASES

751

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

NEW DEATHS

10

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

County Total
Adams 1
George 1
Hinds 1
Jackson 1
Jones 1
Marshall 1
Neshoba 1
Pearl River 1
Washington 2
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 1040 42 59 13
Alcorn 944 12 18 2
Amite 415 13 15 2
Attala 763 25 90 20
Benton 300 4 14 0
Bolivar 1977 75 217 30
Calhoun 609 12 25 4
Carroll 458 12 45 9
Chickasaw 817 24 44 13
Choctaw 203 6 1 0
Claiborne 530 16 43 9
Clarke 709 48 93 25
Clay 666 21 19 3
Coahoma 1228 36 87 6
Copiah 1333 36 71 7
Covington 908 25 35 10
De Soto 6551 77 80 16
Forrest 2927 77 176 41
Franklin 228 3 4 1
George 932 17 36 6
Greene 447 17 40 6
Grenada 1196 37 113 20
Hancock 765 27 41 6
Harrison 4784 81 255 32
Hinds 7731 171 461 74
Holmes 1130 60 101 20
Humphreys 399 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1087 24 87 17
Jackson 4291 78 87 8
Jasper 660 16 1 0
Jefferson 262 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 393 11 5 1
Jones 2816 82 183 37
Kemper 316 15 41 9
Lafayette 2413 42 123 28
Lamar 2120 38 40 11
Lauderdale 2329 130 261 74
Lawrence 489 14 26 2
Leake 1118 39 35 5
Lee 3392 79 180 37
Leflore 1587 86 193 47
Lincoln 1339 54 158 32
Lowndes 1736 62 98 33
Madison 3710 92 238 45
Marion 926 42 92 14
Marshall 1300 26 44 10
Monroe 1436 72 170 52
Montgomery 527 23 52 9
Neshoba 1795 111 130 39
Newton 842 27 39 9
Noxubee 595 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1941 54 193 31
Panola 1647 36 43 6
Pearl River 1074 56 93 22
Perry 475 22 20 7
Pike 1355 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1430 19 16 2
Prentiss 1009 19 48 3
Quitman 409 6 0 0
Rankin 3800 86 173 23
Scott 1227 29 21 3
Sharkey 277 14 43 8
Simpson 1176 48 117 19
Smith 577 16 54 8
Stone 446 14 55 9
Sunflower 1567 49 82 14
Tallahatchie 817 25 29 7
Tate 1123 39 51 13
Tippah 848 20 56 0
Tishomingo 786 40 96 26
Tunica 518 17 15 2
Union 1138 25 45 11
Walthall 634 27 67 13
Warren 1518 54 119 25
Washington 2506 97 159 38
Wayne 979 21 59 10
Webster 363 13 52 11
Wilkinson 329 20 20 5
Winston 814 21 42 11
Yalobusha 479 14 36 7
Yazoo 1169 33 82 12
Total 110,006 3,171 6,503 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 98,475 11,531 110,006
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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