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COVID-19 in Mississippi
New Cases and Deaths as of August 5
New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday.
New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday.
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.
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* Note: A death previously reported in Monroe County has been corrected to Lowndes County.
Mississippi investigates and reports both probable and confirmed cases and deaths according to the CSTE case definition.
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
Based on updated national guidelines, the MSDH Office of Epidemiology has modified the definition of COVID-19 outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF). Beginning August 1, 2020, a single case of COVID-19 in only one employee or staff member will no longer constitute an outbreak.
Updated COVID-19 outbreak definition in LTCFs: A single confirmed COVID-19 infection in an LTCF resident, or more than one COVID-19 infection in employees or staff in a 14-day period.
This change will affect the number of outbreaks reported in long-term care facilities from August 1 forward. One case of COVID-19 in an employee of a LTCF will still prompt an investigation by MSDH.
Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. Residential care facilities also represent group living facilities where COVID-19 can be easily spread.
The table of active outbreaks lists all facilities that have reported a current COVID-19 outbreak. Resident and employee totals are for those cases associated with the current outbreak only. The reported deaths are those which have occurred only among the cases in the current outbreak.
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.
Weekly High Case and High Incidence Counties
These weekly tables count cases based on the date of testing, not the date the test result was reported, and count 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.
Emergency department visits by those with symptoms characteristic of COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia, updated weekly.
Presumed COVID-19 cases recovered, estimated weekly (does not include cases still under investigation).
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