Listed below is the daily COVID-19 update for the state of Mississippi.
New cases of COVID-19:
Positive test results reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. yesterday. Tests may have been made during the past week, and represent individuals who became ill a week ago or more. Repeated tests for the same individual are counted only once.
New COVID-19 related deaths:
COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH from hospitals, medical examiners and coroners as of 6 p.m. yesterday.
Twenty-six deaths occurred between December 16, 2020 and January 7, 2021.
Long-Term Care Facilities
Active outbreaks: 221
An outbreak is considered any confirmed COVID-19 case among LTC residents, or more than one case in a 14-day period among staff or employees of a facility.
Explore local hospital capacity and bed use with the MSDH interactive map of hospitals
Look for the most recent COVID-19 hospitalizations chart on the website HealthyMS.com/covid-19.
State Totals and Trend
Totals of all Mississippi COVID-19 cases and deaths for 2020.
- Total COVID-19 cases: 233,665
- Total COVID-19 related deaths: 5,101
Cases by Date of Illness
This chart tracks COVID-19 cases according to the date the person first became ill, rather than the date of test results. It's the standard way of following the course of a disease in a population. The black average line helps identify upward or downward trending. (In the few cases where date of illness has not yet been determined, testing date is used.) Since we are still receiving reports of illnesses that began up to two weeks ago, expect the more recent dates on this chart to change.
What You Can Do
- Keep groups sizes small and avoid large gatherings, especially indoors. Many cases are now being spread through gatherings in homes without safety precautions.
- Social distancing is still critical to stop the spread of COVID-19. Keep plenty of distance between yourself and others.
- Wearing a mask or face covering can sharply reduce the risk of passing COVID-19 on to others. Wearing a mask is strong recommended whenever you are in public places with others around you.
- Most people spreading COVID-19 do not know they are infected.
- Remind others that precautions remain essential, and set an example by your actions.
- Be tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed. See our guide to local testing providers and free testing at http://HealthyMS.com/covid19test
More Data and Information
- COVID-19 cases, data and statistics
- Guidance and preventive measures
- Find COVID-19 testing near you
- General COVID-19 information
- Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline: 877-978-6453
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week