Coronavirus case numbers in Mississippi continue to drop
Published 2:23 pm Sunday, February 21, 2021
The number of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases in Mississippi continued to plummet over the last week with the state reporting Sunday its lowest weekly since mid-September.
The decline in new cases had been dropping since hitting a peak in early January, but last week’s winter storms seem to have sped up the decline as much of the state was in lock-down due to snow and ice.
The state reported Sunday 390 new cases were found in the last 24 hours. That brings the total number of cases found in the state since the pandemic began to 290,632.
The Mississippi State Health Department reported no new deaths on Sunday, leaving the total death toll to 6,553.
The 7-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 457 on Sunday.
The 14-day, daily average of new cases dropped to 640 with Sunday’s update.
Of the total cases, the state believes approximately 253,140 cases have recovered and while many people who are infected with the virus may only have moderate or even no visible symptoms, others can get gravely ill and can die as a result.