New cases of COVID-19 continue to rise every day in the United States. There were an average of 19.7 new daily cases of the COVID-19 for every 100,000 Americans in the last week, up from 15.8 new daily cases per 100,000 the week before.
Since the first known COVID-19 case was identified in the U.S. on Jan. 21, 2020, there have been a total of about 30,239,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States — or 9,243 for every 100,000 people.
In Mississippi, the infection rate is higher than the national average. Since the first known case of COVID-19 was reported in Mississippi on Mar. 11, 2020, there have been 305,701 total infections in the state — or 10,236 for every 100,000 people. Of all 50 states and Washington D.C., Mississippi ranks No. 18 by cumulative COVID-19 cases, adjusted for population.
Just as COVID-19 infections are more concentrated in Mississippi, so too are deaths. So far, there have been 7,051 COVID-19 related deaths in Mississippi, or 236 for every 100,000 people. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death rate stands at 167 per 100,000 Americans.
Mississippi implemented strict measures early in the pandemic to help slow the virus’s spread. On April 3, 2020, Mississippi implemented a temporary statewide stay-at-home order to limit person-to-person contact.
All COVID-19 data used in this story are current as of April 4, 2021.
These are all the counties in Mississippi where COVID-19 is slowing (and where it’s still getting worse).
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