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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 9

NEW CASES

957

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

NEW DEATHS

16

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Ten deaths occurred between September 23 and October 9 in the counties below.

County Total
Alcorn 1
George 1
Hancock 1
Montgomery 1
Panola 1
Stone 1
Tippah 1
Washington 2
Winston 1

Six COVID-19 related deaths occurred between September 25 and October 1, identified from death certificate reports.

County Total
Desoto 1
Hinds 1
Lee 1
Madison 1
Panola 1
Scott 1
LTC OUTBREAKS

126

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 991 40 51 13
Alcorn 895 12 18 2
Amite 375 10 15 2
Attala 703 25 90 20
Benton 275 4 14 0
Bolivar 1942 75 217 30
Calhoun 571 12 25 4
Carroll 343 12 45 9
Chickasaw 773 24 44 13
Choctaw 196 6 1 0
Claiborne 518 16 43 9
Clarke 657 48 91 25
Clay 631 20 19 3
Coahoma 1207 34 86 6
Copiah 1281 35 70 6
Covington 877 25 34 10
De Soto 6123 75 73 15
Forrest 2813 76 175 41
Franklin 211 3 4 1
George 867 16 34 6
Greene 426 17 38 6
Grenada 1158 36 110 20
Hancock 687 26 25 5
Harrison 4370 79 255 32
Hinds 7465 167 452 71
Holmes 1116 60 101 20
Humphreys 384 16 21 6
Issaquena 106 3 0
Itawamba 998 24 84 17
Jackson 4002 74 85 8
Jasper 632 16 1 0
Jefferson 252 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 376 11 3 1
Jones 2679 81 183 37
Kemper 306 15 40 9
Lafayette 2341 41 123 28
Lamar 1982 37 32 11
Lauderdale 2223 128 261 74
Lawrence 465 14 26 2
Leake 1053 39 35 5
Lee 3181 76 173 33
Leflore 1513 82 191 45
Lincoln 1236 53 142 32
Lowndes 1687 59 98 33
Madison 3501 92 238 45
Marion 906 41 92 14
Marshall 1180 22 43 6
Monroe 1347 71 170 52
Montgomery 511 22 52 9
Neshoba 1712 109 125 38
Newton 819 27 39 9
Noxubee 581 16 20 4
Oktibbeha 1899 54 193 31
Panola 1599 35 21 3
Pearl River 1001 54 88 22
Perry 458 21 20 7
Pike 1297 55 97 27
Pontotoc 1397 18 16 1
Prentiss 945 19 48 3
Quitman 405 6 0
Rankin 3592 83 172 23
Scott 1198 29 21 3
Sharkey 271 14 43 8
Simpson 1143 48 111 19
Smith 567 15 54 8
Stone 419 14 55 9
Sunflower 1536 49 80 14
Tallahatchie 798 24 29 7
Tate 1079 38 50 13
Tippah 782 19 39 0
Tishomingo 752 39 96 26
Tunica 512 17 15 2
Union 1087 24 46 11
Walthall 617 27 67 13
Warren 1467 53 119 25
Washington 2389 88 153 33
Wayne 952 21 59 10
Webster 359 13 52 11
Wilkinson 316 19 20 5
Winston 790 21 40 11
Yalobusha 466 14 35 7
Yazoo 1101 33 72 12
Total 104,638 3,096 6,331 1,254

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 95,088 9,550 104,638
Deaths 2,825 271 3,096

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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