MISSISSIPPI CORONAVIRUS DASHBOARD JULY 1, 2020 Mississippi has set record-high new rates of cases in June. The 7 day average for cases and deaths has gone up since the state began to reopen. ❶
❶ Mississippi has risen to 12th in cases and 13th in deaths per capita in the 50 states as of June 30 2020, New York Times, compared with 16th in cases and deaths on April 27th, when Mississippi’s stay-at-home order expired. USA Today. By June 23, the state ranked 2nd nationally in coronavirus hospitalizations per capita. Mississippi Today.
❷ High risk hotspots include nursing homes, prisons, and meat processing facilities, which are prevalent in central Mississippi. Clarion Ledger. Over the past 2 weeks, cases are rising in 56 out of 82 Mississippi counties. NYT
Source: Washington Post
New reported cases per day
Cases and deaths appear statewide and concentrate in middle third of state, but cases are rising over the past two weeks across the state. ❷
New reported deaths per day
MS is 2nd in rate of tests, cases, and deaths in Deep South. ❸ Population (millions)
Cases - share of population
Tests Per 1,000 residents
cases per 100,000 residents
deaths per 100,000 residents
MS has large racial disparities in cases and deaths. ❹ LOWER THAN SHARE OF POPULATION
49% lower for whites 27% lower for whites
○ = white population Source: NYT
HIGHER THAN SHARE OF POPULATION
31% higher for blacks 33% higher for blacks
● = black population
❸ Mississippi is second among the Deep South states in tests, cases and deaths per capita, behind Louisiana and ahead of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. (Data is derived from state Departments of Health COVID reports- AL, GA, LA, MS, SC and Kaiser Family Foundation. )
❹ Mississippi has large racial disparities in cases and deaths. For Black Mississippians, COVID cases are 31% higher and deaths are 34% higher than the Black share of the state’s population. For Whites, COVID cases are 49% lower and deaths are 27% lower than the White share of the state’s population. Data is derived from Mississippi Department of Health.
Mississippi is 20th in the nation in testing for coronavirus, with 100 tests per capita, just over the national average, according to data from Kaiser Family Foundation. Over 96% of the tests are PCR (active infection) and less than 4% are antibody tests, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.
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A snapshot of how COVID-19 is currently effecting Mississippi.