Mississippi State Department of Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Updated March 22, 2023


This week's COVID-19 update will be published late. We expect the latest COVID-19 data to be published late Wednesday or Thursday.

General Information

Health Professionals: Using Oral Antiviral Therapeutics

COVID-19 in Mississippi

New Reported Cases and Deaths for March 14 - 20, 2023

New Cases


New COVID-19 positive test results reported to MSDH for this time period.

Total Mississippi Cases


New Deaths


New COVID-19 related deaths identified by MSDH for this time period.

Four deaths occurred between March 13 and March 19 in the counties below:

County list
County Total

Thirteen deaths occurred between January 14 and March 8, identified from death certificate reports.

County list
County Total

Total Mississippi Deaths


LTC Outbreaks


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 Tuesday based on test results reported to MSDH from the previous week (Tuesday – Monday).

Case Classifications

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

Confirmed Probable Total
Cases 524,930 468,105 993,035
Deaths 8,763 4,639 13,402

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

Links referenced
Treatment for COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,23537,420,878,html
If you are exposed    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,22245,420,878,html
If you test positive    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,22245,420,878,html
If you are exposed    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/14,22245,420,878.html
Vaccination,    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
Vaccination and boosters    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,976,html
Getting tested    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21912,420,874,html
Home tests    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,24195,420,874,html
Personal protection    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
Community and school    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
College and school    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
All guidance    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html
County totals    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,884,html
Data reports    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,971,html
Charts    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,873,html
Hospitalizations    http://msdh.ms.gov/page/14,0,420,873.html
Healthcare    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
Healthcare guidance    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
Electronic reporting    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
Vaccine providers    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,71,975,html
Facilities guidance    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
MS-HAN Alerts    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21697,420,694,html
All healthcare    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,694,html
View this video full screen    https://youtu.be/O1atwy4WQos
Slides of this video    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/files/Oral_Antivirals_for_COVID-19.pdf
Online resources mentioned in this video    https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/files/Oral_antivirals_resources.pdf
COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov    mailto:COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov
COVID-19 resources from the CDC    https://www.cdc.gov/covid-19/
Pharmacies prescribing and dispensing oral antivirals    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,23537,420,878,html
When to use a home COVID-19 test for best results    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,24195,420,874,html
Report a new positive test result to MSDH    https://redcap.link/COVID-19.Home.Test
LTC facility outbreak definition    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,971,html
CSTE case definition    https://ndc.services.cdc.gov/case-definitions/coronavirus-disease-2019-2021/
Map of Mississippi COVID-19 activity by county    https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/
charts section    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,873,html
County totals    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,884,html
Long-term care facilities    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,0,420,971,html
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
Preventive steps to take, recommendations, guidance and general information on COVID-19    http://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/index.cfm/14,21866,420,html

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