Home isolation is mandatory if you have tested positive for COVID-19 by order of the State Health Officer. (If you are awaiting results of routine testing not related to exposure, you may return to work and follow the safety guidance of your employer.)
Quarantine is mandatory for household members of someone who has COVID-19. Home quarantine permits working under certain circumstances.
COVID-19 in Mississippi
New Cases and Deaths as of January 23
New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday.
New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Three deaths occurred between January 21 and January 23, 2021 in the counties below.
18 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between January 8 and January 19, 2021, identified from death certificate reports.
NOTE: One death previously reported in Hinds County was in error, and has been removed.
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 day based on test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included in our totals. 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.
Statewide COVID-19 Data and Reports
County COVID-19 Data
Race and Ethnicity
Data Snapshots for Individual Counties
High Cases and Incidence
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 numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information. The data provided below is the most current available.
Long-term care cases and death totals will resume on Monday.
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* Note: One death previously reported in Hinds County was in error, and has been removed.
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.
Mississippi COVID-19 Data Charts and Maps
Detailed charts of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations will resume on Monday.
All data reports below are updated as they become available.
Hospitalizations and Bed Availability
Hospitalization and ICU Use to Date
Daily Case Maps
Recent COVID-19 Activity
The chart below shows counties according to COVID-19 incidence (cases by population) over the last 7 days.
Cumulative COVID-19 Cases
Total cases and deaths by county since the start of the pandemic.
Daily Statewide Data Charts
Our state case map and other data charts are also available in interactive form.
The charts below are based on available data at the time of publication. Charts do not include cases where insufficient details of the case are known.
Weekly Statewide Data Summaries
Weekly Pediatric MIS-C Cases and Deaths
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is a rare but serious condition associated with COVID-19 that causes inflammation in many body parts, including the heart and other vital organs.
Weekly High Case and High Incidence Counties
Tracking counties with recent high numbers of COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population, provides insight on where local outbreaks are most serious, and where protective measures should be increased. For more accurate reporting, these weekly charts include sample collection dates only up to seven days in the past to allow for case investigation and delays in lab test reports.
Cases counts in these charts is based on the date of illness onset. If the date of illness is not known, the date the test sample was taken, or the date of test result reporting is used instead. Counts are adjusted as cases are investigated.
Counties are ranked by highest weekly case counts, and by weekly incidence (cases proportional to population). A separate table ranking all counties is also available. All tables updated weekly.
Emergency department visits by those with symptoms characteristic of COVID-19, influenza and pneumonia, updated weekly.
Presumed COVID-19 cases recovered, estimated weekly (does not include cases still under investigation).
U.S. and World Cases
Statewide Combined Testing as of January 16
COVID-19 testing providers around the state include commercial laboratories as well as hospital labs. Combined with testing done by the MSDH Public Health Laboratory, the figures provide a complete picture of all Mississippi testing. (Updated weekly)
PCR testing detects current, active COVID-19 infection in an individual.
Antibody (serology) testing identifies individuals with past COVID-19 infection based on antibodies they develop one to three weeks after infection.
Antigen testing is another way to identify current COVID-19 infection.
|MSDH Public Health Laboratory||155,956||154,713||1,243||0|
|Other testing providers||1,900,445||1,265,883||67,537||567,025|
|Total tests for COVID-19 statewide||2,056,401||1,420,596||68,780||567,025|
MSDH Individuals Tested as of January 23
MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 3 p.m. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.
- Total individuals tested by the MPHL: 103,651
- Total positive individuals from MPHL tests: 12,264