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November 25, 2020

Surge in Mississippi coronavirus cases continues with latest statistics

More than 10,000 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus were detected in Mississippi over the last two weeks. That’s the most cases in any two-week period since Sept. 1.

Mississippi reported an above-average number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases Thursday. Over the past 14 days, 10,262 cases were detected in the state, an increase of approximately 37 percent from two weeks ago.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 958 new cases on Thursday, bringing the total cases since the pandemic began in March to 113,081. Of those cases, the state believes approximately 97,675 have recovered.

Mississippi’s coronavirus caseload began rising over the last two weeks after Gov. Tate Reeves lifted a statewide face mask mandate at the beginning of October.

On Monday, Reeves announced an executive order requiring face masks and other virus mitigation measures in nine counties that have high numbers of new cases –┬áDeSoto, Jackson, Lee, Forrest, Lamar, Itawamba, Neshoba, Claiborne and Chickasaw counties.

The number of patients with either confirmed COVID or suspected COVID has been steadily increasing since early October. Yesterday the state reported a total of 695 patients hospitalized. That number is far from the peaks seen in late July and early August when numbers were above 1,200, but the rise is concerning, medical experts say.

The state reported 8 new deaths Thursday, all of which occurred between October 18 and October 21. A total of 3,231 people have died from the virus, the state reported.

The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 706 with Thursday’s update.

The 14-day, daily average increased to 733 cases per day.

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

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