The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Mississippi State Department of Health continue to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illnesses caused by the novel (new) coronavirus COVID-19, and are working to limit the spread of cases nationally and in Mississippi. MSDH is actively working with doctors and hospitals to quickly identify cases and respond effectively to limit this outbreak.
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New COVID-19 positive tests reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday
New COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday
Current outbreaks in long-term care facilities. (One or more cases among staff or residents counts as an outbreak.)
About our case counts: We currently update our case totals each morning based on test results from the previous day. Outside laboratories also report positive test results to us, which are included in our totals.
County case numbers and deaths may change as investigation finds new or additional information.
Totals of all reported cases since March 11, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities.
|County||Total Cases||Total Deaths||Total LTC Facility Cases||Total LTC Facility Deaths|
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.
Long-term care (LTC) facilities like nursing homes are considered high risk locations because their residents are older or in poor health. Even one case of COVID-19 in these facilities among residents or employees is considered an outbreak. We investigate residents, staff and close contacts of infected individuals for possible exposure. (Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and psychiatric or chemical dependency residential treatment centers.)
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.
Note: In our charts by race, "Other" includes American Indian and Asian.
Note: Values up to two weeks in the past on the Date of Illness Onset chart above can change as we update it with new information from disease investigation.
These weekly tables count cases based on the date of testing, not the date the test result was reported, and count only those cases where the date of testing is known.
They rank counties by weekly cases, and by 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).
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.
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.
|MSDH Public Health Laboratory||35,333||35,333||0|
|Total tests for COVID-19 statewide||192,362||184,335||8,027|
MSDH Public Health Laboratory (MPHL) testing totals as of 6 p.m. These totals are for tests performed at the MPHL only.
The MSDH Public Health Laboratory, its partners, and private providers are testing statewide for COVID-19.
Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should make arrangements for testing with their doctor or one of the many healthcare providers now performing testing. Healthcare providers can assess your health history and symptoms, and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is aggressively responding to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. With other state agencies, it has activated emergency operations in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi.
Other steps that MSDH is taking include:
|After you get tested||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,22051,420,874,html|
|More information »||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/23,21962,337,html|
|Find COVID-19 testing near you »||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21912,420,874,html|
|CSTE case definition||https://wwwn.cdc.gov/nndss/conditions/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/case-definition/2020/|
|View a table by county of Mississippi COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8578,420,pdf/COVID-19_LTCF_Cases.pdf|
|Mississippi COVID-19 cases by county, race and ethnicity||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8573,420,pdf/CasesByRace.pdf|
|Mississippi COVID-19 deaths by county, race and ethnicity||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8629,420,pdf/DeathsByRace.pdf|
|View interactive map||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21882,420,873,html|
|View interactive epidemiological trend and syndromic surveillance||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21995,420,873,html|
|View interactive hospitalization chart||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21994,420,873,html|
|Full tables of counties ranked by weekly incidence and cases||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,8634,420,pdf/C19-incidence.pdf|
|COVID-19 cases in the United States (CDC)||https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html|
|U.S. COVID-19 Tracker (CDC)||https://www.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/|
|COVID-19 Global Case Map (Johns Hopkins University)||https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html|
|Find a COVID-19 testing provider near you||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21912,420,874,html|
|Video: A tour through COVID-19 testing at the MSDH Public Health Lab||https://youtu.be/adnA2N0h2A4|
|Preventive steps to take, recommendations, guidances and general information on COVID-19||http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html|
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