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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 20

NEW CASES

801

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

NEW DEATHS

21

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Twelve deaths occurred between August 11 and October 19 in the counties below.

County Total
Forrest 1
Hinds 3
Jackson 2
Jones 1
Lauderdale 1
Lincoln 1
Panola 1
Pearl River 1
Washington 1

9 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between August 19 and October 14, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Clarke 1
George 1
Issaquena 1
Jones 1
Lauderdale 2
Perry 1
Washington 1
Itawamba 1
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 1052 43 59 13
Alcorn 967 12 18 2
Amite 420 13 15 2
Attala 781 26 90 20
Benton 319 4 14 0
Bolivar 1994 77 217 30
Calhoun 618 12 25 4
Carroll 468 12 45 9
Chickasaw 832 25 46 13
Choctaw 203 6 1 0
Claiborne 534 16 43 9
Clarke 727 50 93 27
Clay 684 21 19 3
Coahoma 1240 36 87 6
Copiah 1357 36 71 7
Covington 945 25 42 10
De Soto 6767 78 80 16
Forrest 2980 78 176 41
Franklin 237 3 4 1
George 957 18 36 6
Greene 459 18 40 6
Grenada 1206 38 113 21
Hancock 787 27 41 6
Harrison 4902 83 257 32
Hinds 7823 176 463 78
Holmes 1137 60 102 20
Humphreys 419 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 4 0 0
Itawamba 1113 25 87 17
Jackson 4393 83 99 8
Jasper 674 17 1 0
Jefferson 271 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 400 11 7 1
Jones 2853 84 185 38
Kemper 321 15 41 9
Lafayette 2440 42 123 28
Lamar 2190 38 39 11
Lauderdale 2398 134 261 74
Lawrence 504 14 26 2
Leake 1139 40 42 6
Lee 3490 79 180 37
Leflore 1632 87 193 47
Lincoln 1368 56 158 34
Lowndes 1755 62 100 33
Madison 3757 93 238 45
Marion 933 42 92 14
Marshall 1362 26 44 10
Monroe 1465 72 170 52
Montgomery 531 23 52 9
Neshoba 1820 111 130 39
Newton 849 27 39 9
Noxubee 596 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 1976 54 193 31
Panola 1676 38 53 7
Pearl River 1105 59 94 22
Perry 484 23 20 7
Pike 1372 56 97 27
Pontotoc 1452 19 16 2
Prentiss 1029 19 48 3
Quitman 417 6 0 0
Rankin 3859 86 173 23
Scott 1238 29 21 3
Sharkey 280 14 43 8
Simpson 1195 49 117 19
Smith 585 16 54 8
Stone 455 14 55 9
Sunflower 1588 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 825 25 29 7
Tate 1136 39 51 13
Tippah 865 21 60 0
Tishomingo 797 41 96 26
Tunica 523 17 15 2
Union 1160 25 46 11
Walthall 633 27 67 13
Warren 1532 55 123 26
Washington 2537 99 166 38
Wayne 994 21 59 10
Webster 366 13 52 11
Wilkinson 331 20 20 5
Winston 826 21 42 11
Yalobusha 513 14 53 7
Yazoo 1199 33 88 12
Total 112,123 3,223 6,592 1,293

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 99,919 12,204 112,123
Deaths 2,919 304 3,223

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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