Listed below is the COVID-19 update for the state of Mississippi (as of December 3rd, 2020).
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.
27 of these deaths occurred between November 26 and December 2.
1 of these deaths occurred November 19, identified through death certificates.
Long-Term Care Facilities
New LTC cases: 57
New LTC deaths: 11
New cases and deaths, included in the total counts above, among residents of long-term care facilities.
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.
Mississippi hospital bed usage as of December 1:
- Patients currently hospitalized for confirmed COVID-19: 1,040
- Patients currently in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19: 264
Look for the most recent COVID-19 hospitalization data on our website later today at HealthyMS.com/covid-19.
Explore local hospital capacity and bed use with our interactive map of hospitals
State Totals and Trend
Totals of all Mississippi COVID-19 cases and deaths for 2020.
Total COVID-19 cases: 159,036
Total COVID-19 related deaths: 3,879
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
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