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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of November 21





New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Four deaths occurred on November 20 and November 21 in the counties below.

County Total
Desoto 1
Lamar 1
Neshoba 1
Tate 1

15 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between July 29 and November 14, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Coahoma 2
Desoto 1
Franklin 1
Lee 2
Marshall 4
Neshoba 1
Oktibbeha 1
Prentiss 1
Warren 1
Yazoo 1


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.

Detailed reporting of long-term care information will resume on Monday.

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 1341 48
Alcorn 1427 24
Amite 507 14
Attala 1061 33
Benton 482 17
Bolivar 2375 83
Calhoun 712 13
Carroll 701 14
Chickasaw 1021 32
Choctaw 305 7
Claiborne 574 16
Clarke 881 53
Clay 862 26
Coahoma 1467 42
Copiah 1588 40
Covington 1164 34
De Soto 9527 99
Forrest 3606 85
Franklin 315 5
George 1215 23
Greene 582 22
Grenada 1358 44
Hancock 1133 37
Harrison 6801 105
Hinds 9520 193
Holmes 1242 61
Humphreys 523 18
Issaquena 109 4
Itawamba 1444 33
Jackson 6043 116
Jasper 804 21
Jefferson 335 11
Jefferson Davis 538 17
Jones 3416 87
Kemper 406 15
Lafayette 3120 47
Lamar 2738 49
Lauderdale 3340 142
Lawrence 698 14
Leake 1316 43
Lee 4770 94
Leflore 2003 89
Lincoln 1836 64
Lowndes 2275 62
Madison 4595 102
Marion 1090 46
Marshall 2065 47
Monroe 1888 77
Montgomery 719 25
Neshoba 2170 113
Newton 1028 29
Noxubee 689 17
Oktibbeha 2374 60
Panola 2103 47
Pearl River 1420 67
Perry 639 25
Pike 1599 58
Pontotoc 1925 27
Prentiss 1384 26
Quitman 476 6
Rankin 5219 96
Scott 1494 29
Sharkey 306 17
Simpson 1431 53
Smith 686 16
Stone 710 14
Sunflower 1887 54
Tallahatchie 947 27
Tate 1630 49
Tippah 1204 30
Tishomingo 1055 42
Tunica 595 19
Union 1590 25
Walthall 737 28
Warren 1717 57
Washington 3043 106
Wayne 1155 22
Webster 416 14
Wilkinson 384 22
Winston 1158 24
Yalobusha 676 26
Yazoo 1495 38
Total 143,180 3,676

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 117,309 25,871 143,180
Deaths 3,233 443 3,676

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

Hospitalization and ICU Use to Date

Updated weekly

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). is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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