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Mississippi COVID-19 Case and Testing Statistics

As of Wednesday January 20 2021, Mississippi had 256,827 cases of COVID-19 and 5,638 deaths. Over the past week, Mississippi was finding 1,847 new cases per day on average and recording 46.1 deaths per day. Data for Mississippi is provided by the COVID Tracking Project and will be updated daily.

Compare Mississippi COVID-19 data to other states.

Mississippi average daily new cases

The current 7 day rolling average of new case discovery in Mississippi is 1,846.9. The 7 day rolling average of new case discovery last peaked on Sunday January 10 2021 at 2,431.6 and is now 584.7 lower (24.05%).

Note: If testing is insufficient the above curve will underrepresent true case discovery. Nationwide daily testing per million residents is currently 5921.8. Reported Mississippi testing per million residents per day is 2213.7. Mississippi testing may be underreported or insufficient relative to the US as a whole.

Mississippi average daily deaths

The current 7 day rolling average of reported deaths in Mississippi is 46.1. The 7 day rolling average of reported deaths last peaked on Sunday January 17 2021 at 50.6 and is now 4.4 lower (8.76%). From a post peak low of 41.4 on Tuesday January 19 2021, the 7 day rolling average of reported deaths for Mississippi has now grown by 4.7 (11.38%).

Statistics for positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi

Total Cases and Total Cases per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Positive measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Cases
Total
Cases
per 1M
Daily
Positives
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positives
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 256,827 86,295 1,847 620.5
01/19/21 255,125 85,723 1,881 632.1
01/18/21 253,932 85,322 1,946 653.9
01/17/21 252,475 84,833 1,913 642.9
01/16/21 250,869 84,293 2,000 672.1
01/15/21 248,189 83,393 2,075 697.2
01/14/21 245,847 82,606 2,051 689.1
01/13/21 243,899 81,951 2,238 751.9
01/12/21 241,957 81,299 2,359 792.6
01/11/21 240,309 80,745 2,376 798.4
01/10/21 239,082 80,333 2,432 817.0
01/09/21 236,868 79,589 2,370 796.4
01/08/21 233,665 78,513 2,183 733.4
01/07/21 231,490 77,782 2,240 752.6
01/06/21 228,235 76,688 2,169 728.6

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Death statistics for COVID-19 in Mississippi

Total Deaths and Total Deaths per 1M residents are cumulative counts. Daily Death measures are rolling 7 day averages.

Date Total
Deaths
Total
Deaths
per 1M
Daily
Deaths
(7d Avg)
Daily
Deaths
per 1M
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 5,638 1,894.4 46.1 15.5
01/19/21 5,574 1,872.9 41.4 13.9
01/18/21 5,524 1,856.1 48.3 16.2
01/17/21 5,521 1,855.1 50.6 17.0
01/16/21 5,481 1,841.6 47.9 16.1
01/15/21 5,411 1,818.1 44.3 14.9
01/14/21 5,356 1,799.6 42.1 14.2
01/13/21 5,315 1,785.9 43.1 14.5
01/12/21 5,284 1,775.5 44.1 14.8
01/11/21 5,186 1,742.5 43.1 14.5
01/10/21 5,167 1,736.1 42.3 14.2
01/09/21 5,146 1,729.1 43.7 14.7
01/08/21 5,101 1,714.0 40.7 13.7
01/07/21 5,061 1,700.5 39.1 13.2
01/06/21 5,013 1,684.4 38.0 12.8

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COVID-19 testing statistics in Mississippi

All measures below are rolling 7 day averages except Total Tests and Total Tests per 1M residents which are cumulative counts of COVID-19 tests as of the date reported. Testing statistics are dependent on high quality reporting of negative test results by states. Not all states report all tests and thus some of these measures may not represent the true testing picture.

Date Total
Tests
Total
Tests
per 1M
Daily
Tests
(7d Avg)
Daily
Tests
per 1M
(7d Avg)
Daily
Positive
Rate
(7d Avg)
01/20/21 1,512,942 508,356 6,588 2,214 28.0%
01/19/21 1,511,240 507,784 6,622 2,225 28.4%
01/18/21 1,510,047 507,383 6,687 2,247 29.1%
01/17/21 1,475,401 495,742 7,534 2,532 25.4%
01/16/21 1,473,795 495,202 7,621 2,561 26.2%
01/15/21 1,471,115 494,302 7,696 2,586 27.0%
01/14/21 1,468,773 493,515 7,672 2,578 26.7%
01/13/21 1,466,825 492,860 7,859 2,641 28.5%
01/12/21 1,464,883 492,208 7,980 2,681 29.6%
01/11/21 1,463,235 491,654 15,986 5,371 14.9%
01/10/21 1,422,660 478,020 10,420 3,501 23.3%
01/09/21 1,420,446 477,277 10,359 3,481 22.9%
01/08/21 1,417,243 476,200 10,171 3,418 21.5%
01/07/21 1,415,068 475,469 10,228 3,437 21.9%
01/06/21 1,411,813 474,376 10,157 3,413 21.3%

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A final word on this analysis

Please take my calculations and amatuer epidemiological speculations with a grain of salt as I'm moving quickly to get what I hope are meaningful measures online. There may be errors in my data and my thinking! Also, this data may be revised as states revise and backfill their data.

These statistics were inspired by posts on Calculated Risk and the Bondad Blog regarding metrics to track for COVID-19.

Last but not least, thanks to the folks at COVID Tracking Project for making this data available to everyone.