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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 22

NEW CASES

795

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

NEW DEATHS

7

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Seven deaths occurred between October 17 and October 21 in the counties below.

County Total
Clarke 1
Hancock 1
Hinds 1
Marshall 2
Panola 1
Tippah 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

130

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 1073 43 64 13
Alcorn 987 12 18 2
Amite 421 13 15 2
Attala 790 26 90 20
Benton 333 5 25 1
Bolivar 2004 77 218 30
Calhoun 622 12 25 4
Carroll 480 12 45 9
Chickasaw 840 26 46 14
Choctaw 205 6 1 0
Claiborne 537 16 43 9
Clarke 743 51 93 27
Clay 684 21 19 3
Coahoma 1249 36 88 7
Copiah 1369 36 71 7
Covington 970 26 50 10
De Soto 6932 79 80 16
Forrest 3007 78 176 41
Franklin 240 3 4 1
George 979 18 36 6
Greene 473 18 40 6
Grenada 1216 38 113 21
Hancock 816 28 45 6
Harrison 5129 83 257 32
Hinds 7894 177 464 78
Holmes 1144 60 102 20
Humphreys 428 16 21 6
Issaquena 107 4 0 0
Itawamba 1122 25 87 17
Jackson 4503 84 101 8
Jasper 679 17 1 0
Jefferson 275 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 405 11 7 1
Jones 2891 84 185 38
Kemper 322 15 41 9
Lafayette 2483 43 124 29
Lamar 2242 38 40 11
Lauderdale 2437 134 261 74
Lawrence 512 14 26 2
Leake 1146 40 43 6
Lee 3514 79 180 37
Leflore 1658 87 193 47
Lincoln 1389 57 162 35
Lowndes 1783 62 102 33
Madison 3812 93 238 45
Marion 946 42 92 14
Marshall 1412 29 54 12
Monroe 1481 72 170 52
Montgomery 543 23 52 9
Neshoba 1842 111 130 39
Newton 856 27 39 9
Noxubee 596 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 2008 54 193 31
Panola 1691 39 60 8
Pearl River 1129 59 94 22
Perry 487 23 20 7
Pike 1382 56 97 27
Pontotoc 1461 19 17 2
Prentiss 1048 19 48 3
Quitman 419 6 0 0
Rankin 3894 86 177 23
Scott 1249 29 21 3
Sharkey 283 14 43 8
Simpson 1212 49 117 19
Smith 591 16 54 8
Stone 464 14 55 9
Sunflower 1609 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 840 25 29 7
Tate 1160 39 52 13
Tippah 889 22 60 0
Tishomingo 800 41 96 26
Tunica 529 17 15 2
Union 1174 25 46 11
Walthall 638 27 67 13
Warren 1543 55 123 26
Washington 2564 99 177 38
Wayne 1008 21 59 10
Webster 370 13 52 11
Wilkinson 337 20 20 5
Winston 833 21 42 11
Yalobusha 526 14 54 7
Yazoo 1217 33 89 12
Total 113,876 3,238 6,670 1,301

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 100,939 12,937 113,876
Deaths 2,932 306 3,238

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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