We are bringing you the latest COVID-19 Mississippi trends with daily case, death and vaccine updates, as well as testing data charts and other helpful interactive maps and graphs.
Last updated: January 25, 2021
new cases of the coronavirus and a total of 265,146 cases in Mississippi.
new deaths reported and a total of 5,777 deaths in Mississippi.
doses of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines distributed in Mississippi.
Mask Mandates | On Sept. 30, Gov. Tate Reeves ended the statewide mask mandate order, originally issued Aug. 4. Currently, there are 73 individual counties with mask mandates. State health officials encourage widespread masking and credit the original mandate with helping cases improve after a steep summer spike. View the full list of COVID-19 orders here.All data and information reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health as of 6 p.m. yesterday
Last updated Jan. 21:
After leveling off in mid-January, COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations appear to be steadily dropping for the first time in months. While cases dropped momentarily during the Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Year holiday periods, health officials attributed those trends to slower reporting.
The current daily new case average, 1,896, is an 8% decrease from a week ago. The average for total hospitalizations, which peaked Jan. 8, had dropped 10% week-over-week as of Tuesday.
Deaths also began to drop this month. After peaking at 41 deaths per day on Jan. 6, the average dropped down to 35 by Jan. 13; however, that number is still as a high as any time in 2020 apart from two days in December. Moreover, Mississippi now ranks third in new deaths per capita, according to the New York Times’ tracker.
Geographically, high case rates are now more concentrated in the northern half of the state, compared to earlier in the pandemic when high rates were more spread out regionally. As of today, the counties with highest rates per capita are Bolivar, Union, Issaquena, Pontotoc and Neshoba.
The health department reports that 207,796 people are presumed recovered as of Jan. 17.