Special Report

How Current COVID-19 Cases in Mississippi Compare to the Nation

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).

Rank State COVID cases per 100,000 people: Total COVID cases: COVID deaths per 100,000 people: Total COVID deaths:
1 North Dakota 13,612 103,460 193 1,466
2 South Dakota 13,374 117,989 220 1,938
3 Rhode Island 13,038 137,848 248 2,624
4 Utah 12,215 386,128 67 2,125
5 Tennessee 12,018 813,614 176 11,915
6 Arizona 11,743 842,192 237 16,977
7 Iowa 11,146 351,795 182 5,751
8 Oklahoma 11,117 438,361 126 4,959
9 Arkansas 10,970 330,609 187 5,636
10 Wisconsin 10,956 636,908 126 7,326
11 Nebraska 10,880 209,896 113 2,181
12 South Carolina 10,869 552,575 180 9,174
13 Alabama 10,554 515,866 216 10,553
14 Kansas 10,385 302,372 169 4,913
15 Idaho 10,312 180,897 112 1,963
16 Indiana 10,277 687,713 195 13,048
17 New Jersey 10,265 914,422 276 24,591
18 Mississippi 10,236 305,701 236 7,051
19 Georgia 10,086 1,060,973 182 19,119
20 Nevada 10,022 304,112 173 5,256
21 Montana 9,858 104,725 135 1,438
22 Delaware 9,842 95,188 161 1,559
23 Illinois 9,796 1,248,111 185 23,601
24 Wyoming 9,760 56,389 121 700
25 Texas 9,709 2,786,642 166 47,522
26 New York 9,658 1,887,304 257 50,143
27 Kentucky 9,575 427,842 137 6,108
28 Louisiana 9,559 445,469 218 10,161
29 Florida 9,512 2,026,083 157 33,494
30 Missouri 9,442 578,438 139 8,501
31 Minnesota 9,297 521,667 124 6,938
32 New Mexico 9,160 191,945 188 3,942
33 California 9,027 3,570,660 147 58,090
34 Massachusetts 8,845 610,528 248 17,084
35 North Carolina 8,823 916,159 117 12,136
36 Connecticut 8,746 312,468 221 7,900
37 Ohio 8,726 1,020,041 159 18,611
38 Alaska 8,234 60,723 42 309
39 Colorado 8,141 463,685 107 6,117
40 Pennsylvania 8,033 1,028,750 196 25,120
41 West Virginia 7,876 142,233 149 2,683
42 Michigan 7,538 753,449 172 17,174
43 Virginia 7,306 622,339 121 10,279
44 Maryland 6,858 414,385 138 8,319
45 Washington D.C. 6,524 44,656 156 1,066
46 New Hampshire 6,232 84,539 92 1,245
47 Washington 4,854 365,762 70 5,262
48 Oregon 3,950 165,524 57 2,385
49 Maine 3,825 51,191 56 744
50 Vermont 3,117 19,523 36 227
51 Hawaii 2,030 28,843 32 460