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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of July 18



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
Adams 1
Copiah 1
Grenada 1
Hinds 1
Jackson 1
Jones 1
Lincoln 1
Rankin 1
Tate 1
Washington 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

Case Summaries and Cases per Day

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 408 22
Alcorn 148 2
Amite 136 4
Attala 404 23
Benton 77 0
Bolivar 550 18
Calhoun 241 5
Carroll 218 11
Chickasaw 330 19
Choctaw 89 4
Claiborne 336 11
Clarke 250 25
Clay 294 12
Coahoma 410 7
Copiah 731 20
Covington 463 6
Desoto 2347 20
Forrest 1161 45
Franklin 63 2
George 163 3
Greene 154 10
Grenada 695 15
Hancock 190 14
Harrison 1387 18
Hinds 3579 70
Holmes 631 43
Humphreys 203 10
Issaquena 14 1
Itawamba 184 8
Jackson 1081 21
Jasper 287 6
Jefferson 141 3
Jefferson Davis 150 4
Jones 1346 53
Kemper 194 15
Lafayette 586 4
Lamar 772 8
Lauderdale 1075 83
Lawrence 207 2
Leake 677 21
Lee 768 24
Leflore 632 56
Lincoln 593 36
Lowndes 639 17
Madison 1691 44
Marion 398 12
Marshall 375 4
Monroe 511 43
Montgomery 219 3
Neshoba 1074 81
Newton 435 10
Noxubee 306 10
Oktibbeha 688 27 *
Panola 565 6
Pearl River 363 32
Perry 110 5
Pike 582 25
Pontotoc 478 6
Prentiss 178 6
Quitman 123 1
Rankin 1415 22
Scott 873 16
Sharkey 64 0
Simpson 522 5
Smith 301 12
Stone 100 2
Sunflower 633 11
Tallahatchie 290 4
Tate 460 18
Tippah 190 11
Tishomingo 155 1
Tunica 146 3
Union 323 11
Walthall 345 12
Warren 690 22
Washington 953 18
Wayne 622 20
Webster 141 11
Wilkinson 121 11
Winston 348 13
Yalobusha 236 9
Yazoo 610 7
Total 42,638 1,355

Note: A duplicate death report in Oktibbeha County has been corrected today.

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 42,130 508 42,638
Deaths 1,324 31 1,355

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

NEW: Daily reports of hospital capacity and use by COVID-19 and other patients have been added to this section.

Data Charts as of July 17

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 news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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