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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 13

NEW CASES

876

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

NEW DEATHS

25

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Nine deaths occurred between October 11 and October 13 in the counties below.

County Total
DeSoto 1
Jackson 1
Lamar 1
Lauderdale 1
Lincoln 1
Panola 1
Rankin 2
Washington 1

16 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between July 28 and October 8, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Amite 1
Clay 1
Coahoma 1
DeSoto 1
Grenada 1
Hinds 1
Leflore 1
Lowndes 1
Marshall 1
Oktibbeha 1
Pearl River 1
Pontotoc 1
Smith 1
Tallahatchie 1
Warren 1
Washington 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 1008 41 52 13
Alcorn 907 12 18 2
Amite 397 13 15 2
Attala 728 25 90 20
Benton 282 4 14 0
Bolivar 1962 75 217 30
Calhoun 578 12 25 4
Carroll 346 12 45 9
Chickasaw 794 24 44 13
Choctaw 198 6 1 0
Claiborne 524 16 43 9
Clarke 691 48 91 25
Clay 651 21 19 3
Coahoma 1215 35 86 6
Copiah 1304 35 71 6
Covington 886 25 34 10
De Soto 6302 77 73 15
Forrest 2863 76 176 41
Franklin 213 3 4 1
George 908 16 36 6
Greene 439 17 39 6
Grenada 1180 37 111 20
Hancock 706 27 26 6
Harrison 4521 80 255 32
Hinds 7528 168 457 73
Holmes 1123 60 101 20
Humphreys 389 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0 0
Itawamba 1040 24 84 17
Jackson 4130 75 86 8
Jasper 651 16 1 0
Jefferson 255 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 379 11 3 1
Jones 2739 81 183 37
Kemper 311 15 40 9
Lafayette 2376 42 123 28
Lamar 2035 38 37 11
Lauderdale 2278 129 261 74
Lawrence 479 14 26 2
Leake 1076 39 35 5
Lee 3290 78 179 36
Leflore 1553 84 192 46
Lincoln 1278 54 142 32
Lowndes 1698 61 98 33
Madison 3552 92 238 45
Marion 915 42 92 14
Marshall 1228 24 44 8
Monroe 1402 72 170 52
Montgomery 520 23 52 9
Neshoba 1767 109 130 38
Newton 832 27 39 9
Noxubee 588 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1913 54 193 31
Panola 1612 36 26 6
Pearl River 1036 55 93 22
Perry 465 21 20 7
Pike 1334 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1407 19 16 2
Prentiss 967 19 48 3
Quitman 407 6 0 0
Rankin 3658 86 172 23
Scott 1206 29 21 3
Sharkey 273 14 43 8
Simpson 1161 48 117 19
Smith 573 16 54 8
Stone 433 14 55 9
Sunflower 1545 49 80 14
Tallahatchie 812 25 29 7
Tate 1099 39 50 13
Tippah 812 19 47 0
Tishomingo 766 40 96 26
Tunica 515 17 15 2
Union 1102 24 46 11
Walthall 628 27 67 13
Warren 1481 54 119 25
Washington 2456 93 158 35
Wayne 960 21 59 10
Webster 360 13 52 11
Wilkinson 319 19 20 5
Winston 798 21 40 11
Yalobusha 472 14 36 7
Yazoo 1126 33 82 12
Total 106,817 3,140 6,403 1,269

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 96,505 10,312 106,817
Deaths 2,855 285 3,140

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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