MS Department of Health

Please note that this post contains affiliate links and any sales made through such links will reward a small commission – at no extra cost to you.

COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of November 14





New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Three deaths occurred between September 3 and November 13 in the counties below.

County Total
Coahoma 1
Prentiss 1
Yalobusha 1


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.

Detailed reporting of long-term care information will resume on Monday.

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
Adams 1236 47
Alcorn 1318 21
Amite 458 14
Attala 962 27
Benton 447 16
Bolivar 2251 82
Calhoun 685 13
Carroll 648 13
Chickasaw 966 31
Choctaw 263 7
Claiborne 564 16
Clarke 846 53
Clay 806 26
Coahoma 1377 40
Copiah 1512 38
Covington 1103 32
De Soto 8857 87
Forrest 3426 83
Franklin 278 4
George 1159 22
Greene 557 19
Grenada 1307 43
Hancock 1068 34
Harrison 6432 101
Hinds 8966 186
Holmes 1196 60
Humphreys 503 18
Issaquena 108 4
Itawamba 1359 33
Jackson 5746 105
Jasper 773 20
Jefferson 299 11
Jefferson Davis 511 15
Jones 3253 86
Kemper 361 15
Lafayette 2867 45
Lamar 2597 47
Lauderdale 3042 141
Lawrence 640 14
Leake 1261 43
Lee 4411 89
Leflore 1915 88
Lincoln 1657 64
Lowndes 2127 62
Madison 4300 97
Marion 1040 46
Marshall 1902 39
Monroe 1753 76
Montgomery 670 24
Neshoba 2056 111
Newton 970 29
Noxubee 648 17
Oktibbeha 2265 58
Panola 1954 43
Pearl River 1323 65
Perry 595 24
Pike 1533 58
Pontotoc 1785 25
Prentiss 1300 25
Quitman 452 6
Rankin 4784 90
Scott 1388 29
Sharkey 297 16
Simpson 1354 52
Smith 660 16
Stone 629 14
Sunflower 1791 54
Tallahatchie 916 27
Tate 1504 45
Tippah 1109 28
Tishomingo 985 41
Tunica 575 18
Union 1464 25
Walthall 712 27
Warren 1657 56
Washington 2889 105
Wayne 1109 22
Webster 401 14
Wilkinson 360 22
Winston 1013 22
Yalobusha 630 26
Yazoo 1418 36
Total 134,309 3,543

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 112,266 22,043 134,309
Deaths 3,137 406 3,543

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

Detailed charts of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations will resume on Monday.

All data reports below are updated as they become available.

Hospitalizations and Bed Availability

Hospitalization and ICU Use to Date

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). is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.