Health Professionals: Using Oral Antiviral Therapeutics
- Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline: 877-978-6453
- Homebound persons: For assistance with COVID-19 vaccination, send e-mail to COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov
- COVID-19 resources from the CDC
COVID-19 in Mississippi
New Reported Cases and Deaths as of August 18
New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH as of 3 p.m. yesterday.
New COVID-19 related deaths identified by MSDH as of 3 p.m. yesterday.
Two deaths occurred on August 17 in the counties below:
Five deaths occurred between July 24 and August 14, identified from death certificate reports.
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.
Mississippi investigates and reports both probable and confirmed cases and deaths according to the CSTE case definition.
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.