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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of August 23

NEW CASES

801

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

NEW DEATHS

67

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday.

County Total
Adams 2
Calhoun 1
Copiah 1
DeSoto 1
Grenada 2
Harrison 1
Hinds 3
Holmes 2
Humphreys 1
Jackson 2
Lafayette 2
Lauderdale 1
Lawrence 1
Leake 1
Lee 1
Leflore 2
Lincoln 2
Lowndes 2
Madison 1
Montgomery 1
Neshoba 2
Noxubee 1
Pearl River 1
Quitman 1
Rankin 3
Sharkey 1
Simpson 1
Sunflower 1
Tate 1
Warren 1
Yalobusha 1

23 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between July 1 and August 17, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Coahoma 2
DeSoto 2
Harrison 1
Jackson 1
Lamar 1
Leake 1
Leflore 1
Lincoln 1
Lowndes 3
Madison 1
Montgomery 1
Rankin 4
Tallahatchie 1
Warren 1
Wilkinson 1
Yazoo 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

176

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

Trends and Data 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 744 30 46 12
Alcorn 565 6 12 1
Amite 265 6 14 2
Attala 571 25 90 20
Benton 187 1 2 0
Bolivar 1380 42 74 11
Calhoun 456 10 23 4
Carroll 287 11 45 9
Chickasaw 560 20 36 11
Choctaw 152 4 0 0
Claiborne 427 15 43 9
Clarke 419 28 31 9
Clay 462 14 2 1
Coahoma 923 16 75 2
Copiah 1039 31 30 4
Covington 703 17 8 3
De Soto 4365 41 49 9
Forrest 2043 61 120 34
Franklin 169 3 3 1
George 672 12 5 2
Greene 284 14 35 6
Grenada 903 30 84 16
Hancock 463 18 8 4
Harrison 3100 48 149 17
Hinds 6317 135 355 59
Holmes 1019 52 98 20
Humphreys 329 13 20 6
Issaquena 95 2 0 0
Itawamba 495 14 51 9
Jackson 2830 57 74 7
Jasper 465 12 1 0
Jefferson 211 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 280 7 3 1
Jones 2087 69 174 35
Kemper 263 14 38 9
Lafayette 1202 34 105 24
Lamar 1387 25 8 3
Lauderdale 1672 103 212 58
Lawrence 391 10 18 1
Leake 866 29 4 0
Lee 2041 49 143 25
Leflore 1208 73 185 45
Lincoln 937 49 129 30
Lowndes 1237 52 92 28
Madison 2802 81 222 41
Marion 761 25 48 6
Marshall 899 11 19 3
Monroe 984 56 148 44
Montgomery 396 14 25 7
Neshoba 1404 99 109 37
Newton 634 13 10 2
Noxubee 514 14 17 4
Oktibbeha 1319 46 184 29
Panola 1257 21 13 2
Pearl River 708 46 66 19
Perry 285 9 0 0
Pike 1092 40 74 19
Pontotoc 1003 9 6 1
Prentiss 581 12 40 3
Quitman 305 3 0 0
Rankin 2708 54 116 14
Scott 1074 21 15 3
Sharkey 243 8 42 7
Simpson 907 39 99 20
Smith 454 13 54 8
Stone 296 9 28 3
Sunflower 1216 34 40 8
Tallahatchie 610 12 9 2
Tate 836 32 32 12
Tippah 517 15 2 0
Tishomingo 528 18 93 10
Tunica 431 10 12 2
Union 838 20 40 11
Walthall 551 24 67 13
Warren 1260 43 106 20
Washington 1944 57 79 17
Wayne 840 21 58 10
Webster 292 13 52 11
Wilkinson 273 15 8 4
Winston 688 18 40 11
Yalobusha 350 11 35 7
Yazoo 935 19 29 4
Total 79,206 2,315 4,739 963

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 76,228 2,978 79,206
Deaths 2,201 114 2,315

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. 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 faciltities may not yet be included in our totals of lab-reported cases.

Ongoing Outbreaks

This weekly table of ongoing outbreaks lists all facilities that have reported a current, active outbreak of COVID-19. The reported totals are for cases and deaths associated with the current outbreak only.

Note: The cases and deaths in this document have been reported to us directly by the facilities, and 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. Updates are made daily except where noted.

Hospitalizations and Bed Availability

Cases and Deaths 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 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 testing, not the date the test result was reported, and include 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).

 

 

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