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COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Cases and Deaths as of October 18

NEW CASES

1,278

New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH as of 3 p.m. yesterday.

TOTAL MISSISSIPPI CASES

499,838

NEW DEATHS

18

New COVID-19 related deaths identified by MSDH as of 3 p.m. yesterday.

Eighteen deaths occurred between August 19 and October 18 in the counties below:

County list

TOTAL MISSISSIPPI DEATHS
LTC OUTBREAKS

36

Current outbreaks in long-term care (LTC) facilities only. (See LTC facility outbreak definition.)

About our case counts: We currently update our case totals each weekday based on test results reported to MSDH from the previous day (or weekend). Multiple positive tests for the same individual are counted only once. County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts and Maps

Our COVID-19 charts and maps section has demographic details of cases, deaths, hospitalizations, geographic distribution, and more.

COVID-19 Data Reports

Cumulative Cases and Deaths by County

Totals of all reported COVID-19 cases, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.

The numbers in this table are provisional. County case and deaths totals may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 4584 119 88 18
Alcorn 5654 101 130 20
Amite 2046 55 57 9
Attala 3307 89 189 36
Benton 1484 38 47 10
Bolivar 6291 147 239 33
Calhoun 2788 45 44 7
Carroll 1685 38 52 11
Chickasaw 2988 67 61 15
Choctaw 1333 26 12 0
Claiborne 1319 37 46 9
Clarke 2918 94 133 32
Clay 3073 76 41 5
Coahoma 4143 104 138 13
Copiah 4473 92 104 14
Covington 4283 94 142 39
De Soto 32000 401 124 26
Forrest 13434 250 283 60
Franklin 1193 28 41 5
George 4961 79 72 9
Greene 2168 48 57 6
Grenada 3703 108 156 32
Hancock 7721 126 72 15
Harrison 34258 537 532 77
Hinds 31898 625 852 139
Holmes 2676 87 109 20
Humphreys 1291 38 35 9
Issaquena 193 7 0 0
Itawamba 4620 105 135 24
Jackson 24452 379 284 41
Jasper 3292 65 46 2
Jefferson 943 34 41 7
Jefferson Davis 1713 42 9 1
Jones 13819 241 236 43
Kemper 1418 41 50 10
Lafayette 8538 138 199 56
Lamar 10499 135 56 12
Lauderdale 11981 316 481 107
Lawrence 2119 40 27 2
Leake 4080 87 99 17
Lee 15482 235 225 43
Leflore 4651 144 240 55
Lincoln 5426 134 205 40
Lowndes 10986 188 280 66
Madison 14558 279 416 72
Marion 4222 107 162 24
Marshall 6453 133 69 17
Monroe 6763 176 191 55
Montgomery 1794 56 64 10
Neshoba 6624 206 228 60
Newton 3816 79 87 15
Noxubee 1862 40 41 6
Oktibbeha 7133 131 270 39
Panola 6498 131 103 15
Pearl River 9473 237 210 42
Perry 2052 55 24 9
Pike 5806 152 174 43
Pontotoc 6645 102 86 13
Prentiss 4663 81 101 15
Quitman 1064 28 0 0
Rankin 21953 388 492 68
Scott 4718 98 116 19
Sharkey 640 20 45 8
Simpson 4436 116 161 20
Smith 2631 50 72 8
Stone 3593 64 88 14
Sunflower 4231 104 124 20
Tallahatchie 2268 51 50 7
Tate 4569 109 80 19
Tippah 4677 81 120 14
Tishomingo 3593 92 103 28
Tunica 1594 39 19 3
Union 5992 94 132 23
Walthall 2186 63 69 14
Warren 6678 176 174 38
Washington 7409 157 203 41
Wayne 4390 72 80 13
Webster 2026 46 67 14
Wilkinson 1045 39 25 6
Winston 3139 91 131 39
Yalobusha 2332 47 82 22
Yazoo 4428 87 151 20
Total 499,838 9,957 11,279 2,088

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 286,946 212,892 499,838
Deaths 6,667 3,290 9,957

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.

Vaccinations

More than 1,354,644 people have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mississippi. Vaccination benefits you even if you have already had COVID-19.

Most COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are now among unvaccinated Mississippians.

 

 

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