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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 21

NEW CASES

958

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

NEW DEATHS

8

New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Eight deaths occurred between October 18 and October 21 in the counties below.

County Total
Benton 1
Chickasaw 1
Covington 1
Desoto 1
Jackson 1
Lafayette 1
Lincoln 1
Marshall 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 1067 43 64 13
Alcorn 981 12 18 2
Amite 421 13 15 2
Attala 789 26 90 20
Benton 325 5 15 1
Bolivar 2001 77 218 30
Calhoun 619 12 25 4
Carroll 476 12 45 9
Chickasaw 836 26 46 14
Choctaw 204 6 1 0
Claiborne 533 16 43 9
Clarke 734 50 93 27
Clay 683 21 19 3
Coahoma 1247 36 87 6
Copiah 1362 36 71 7
Covington 953 26 47 10
De Soto 6857 79 80 16
Forrest 2995 78 176 41
Franklin 237 3 4 1
George 977 18 36 6
Greene 469 18 40 6
Grenada 1211 38 113 21
Hancock 798 27 44 6
Harrison 5050 83 257 32
Hinds 7850 176 464 78
Holmes 1141 60 102 20
Humphreys 426 16 21 6
Issaquena 107 4 0 0
Itawamba 1121 25 87 17
Jackson 4450 84 101 8
Jasper 677 17 1 0
Jefferson 274 10 13 3
Jefferson Davis 400 11 7 1
Jones 2877 84 185 38
Kemper 320 15 41 9
Lafayette 2459 43 124 29
Lamar 2212 38 40 11
Lauderdale 2418 134 261 74
Lawrence 507 14 26 2
Leake 1143 40 42 6
Lee 3507 79 180 37
Leflore 1651 87 193 47
Lincoln 1385 57 162 35
Lowndes 1763 62 102 33
Madison 3779 93 238 45
Marion 935 42 92 14
Marshall 1392 27 48 11
Monroe 1473 72 170 52
Montgomery 535 23 52 9
Neshoba 1831 111 130 39
Newton 852 27 39 9
Noxubee 596 17 20 4
Oktibbeha 1993 54 193 31
Panola 1690 38 60 7
Pearl River 1122 59 94 22
Perry 486 23 20 7
Pike 1377 56 97 27
Pontotoc 1458 19 17 2
Prentiss 1037 19 48 3
Quitman 419 6 0 0
Rankin 3881 86 175 23
Scott 1247 29 21 3
Sharkey 280 14 43 8
Simpson 1204 49 117 19
Smith 589 16 54 8
Stone 462 14 55 9
Sunflower 1597 49 83 14
Tallahatchie 830 25 29 7
Tate 1149 39 52 13
Tippah 881 21 60 0
Tishomingo 800 41 96 26
Tunica 528 17 15 2
Union 1165 25 46 11
Walthall 636 27 67 13
Warren 1536 55 123 26
Washington 2551 99 166 38
Wayne 998 21 59 10
Webster 370 13 52 11
Wilkinson 335 20 20 5
Winston 828 21 42 11
Yalobusha 519 14 53 7
Yazoo 1207 33 89 12
Total 113,081 3,231 6,634 1,298

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 100,465 12,616 113,081
Deaths 2,926 305 3,231

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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