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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated August 19, 2022

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General Information

COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Reported Cases and Deaths as of August 18

New Cases

1,534

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

Total Mississippi Cases

900,888

New Deaths

7

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

Two deaths occurred on August 17 in the counties below:

County list
County Total
Harrison1
Stone1

Five deaths occurred between July 24 and August 14, identified from death certificate reports.

County list
County Total
Jackson1
Leflore1
Lowndes1
Rankin1
Walthall1

Total Mississippi Deaths

12,758

LTC Outbreaks

172

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). County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 486,893 413,995 900,888
Deaths 8,397 4,361 12,758

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.

County Activity Levels

Select your county below to find the current level of COVID-19 activity in your county, and protective steps recommended by the CDC. Or view a CDC map of activity statewide.

Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts

Our COVID-19 charts section has demographic details of cases, deaths, hospitalizations, laboratory testing, and more.

COVID-19 Data Reports

U.S. and World Cases

Prevention and Guidance

Last reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

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