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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of August 25

NEW CASES

904

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

NEW DEATHS

58

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

County Total
Adams 1
Bolivar 2
Hinds 2
Kemper 1
Leflore 1
Pike 1
Rankin 2
Sunflower 1
Tallahatchie 1
Washington 1
Wilkinson 1

44 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between July 21 and August 18, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Amite 1
Bolivar 1
Claiborne 1
Coahoma 1
Forrest 1
Harrison 5
Issaquena 1
Jackson 2
Jasper 1
Jefferson Davis 1
Leake 2
Lowndes 1
Madison 1
Montgomery 1
Panola 2
Pearl River 2
Pike 2
Pontotoc 1
Rankin 3
Scott 1
Tishomingo 8
Tunica 1
Union 1
Washington 1
Wilkinson 1
Winston 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

175

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 751 31 46 12
Alcorn 580 6 12 1
Amite 265 7 14 2
Attala 576 25 90 20
Benton 191 1 2 0
Bolivar 1420 45 74 11
Calhoun 460 10 23 4
Carroll 287 11 45 9
Chickasaw 564 20 36 11
Choctaw 153 4 0 0
Claiborne 430 16 43 9
Clarke 421 28 31 9
Clay 464 14 2 1
Coahoma 926 17 75 2
Copiah 1048 31 30 4
Covington 708 17 8 3
De Soto 4421 41 49 9
Forrest 2063 62 121 35
Franklin 171 3 3 1
George 673 12 5 2
Greene 285 14 35 6
Grenada 908 30 84 16
Hancock 466 18 8 4
Harrison 3158 53 149 18
Hinds 6357 137 357 59
Holmes 1038 52 98 20
Humphreys 334 13 20 6
Issaquena 95 3 0 0
Itawamba 514 14 51 9
Jackson 2879 59 74 7
Jasper 470 13 1 0
Jefferson 213 8 8 2
Jefferson Davis 291 8 3 1
Jones 2114 69 174 35
Kemper 264 15 38 9
Lafayette 1244 34 114 24
Lamar 1400 25 9 4
Lauderdale 1688 103 212 58
Lawrence 397 10 18 1
Leake 875 31 4 0
Lee 2066 49 143 25
Leflore 1215 74 185 45
Lincoln 941 49 129 30
Lowndes 1245 53 92 28
Madison 2821 82 222 41
Marion 766 25 48 6
Marshall 907 11 19 3
Monroe 996 56 148 44
Montgomery 402 15 25 7
Neshoba 1410 99 109 37
Newton 641 13 12 2
Noxubee 514 14 17 4
Oktibbeha 1346 46 184 29
Panola 1263 23 13 2
Pearl River 718 48 66 19
Perry 289 9 0 0
Pike 1101 43 74 19
Pontotoc 1014 10 6 1
Prentiss 593 12 40 3
Quitman 306 3 0 0
Rankin 2756 59 131 16
Scott 1079 22 15 3
Sharkey 247 8 42 7
Simpson 918 39 99 19
Smith 456 13 54 8
Stone 302 9 27 3
Sunflower 1229 35 39 8
Tallahatchie 611 13 9 2
Tate 849 32 32 12
Tippah 524 15 2 0
Tishomingo 539 26 93 18
Tunica 438 11 12 2
Union 849 21 40 11
Walthall 553 24 67 13
Warren 1274 43 106 20
Washington 1964 59 79 18
Wayne 842 21 58 10
Webster 295 13 52 11
Wilkinson 277 17 8 4
Winston 691 19 40 11
Yalobusha 362 11 35 7
Yazoo 939 19 29 4
Total 80,110 2,373 4,767 976

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 76,917 3,193 80,110
Deaths 2,234 139 2,373

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.

K-12 School Report by County

Every Mississippi K-12 school is required to report each week the number of total and new cases among students, teachers and staff, the number of total and new outbreaks, and the total number of teachers and students under quarantine as a result of COVID-19 exposure.

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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