MISSISSIPPI CORONAVIRUS DASHBOARD JUNE 10, 2020 Mississippi has set record-high new rates of cases in June. The 7 day average for cases and deaths has risen since the state began to reopen. ❶
❶ Mississippi is one of 14 states to set record-high new rates of infection since the start of June, a trend at odds with the current downward trajectory across the nation. Washington Post. Mississippi faces severe strains both at its leading university hospital and its network of regional hospitals. Mississippi Today.
❷ High risk hotspots include nursing homes, prisons, and meat processing facilities, which are prevalent in central Mississippi. Clarion Ledger.
Source: Washington Post
New reported cases per day
Cases and deaths appear statewide and concentrate in middle third of state. ❷
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. )
New reported deaths per day
MS is 2nd in rate of tests, cases, and deaths in Deep South. ❸
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
48% lower for whites
47% higher for blacks 25% lower for whites
○ = white population Source: NYT
HIGHER THAN SHARE OF POPULATION
34% higher for blacks
● = black population
❹ Mississippi has large racial disparities in cases and deaths. For Black Mississippians, COVID cases are 47% higher and deaths are 34% higher than the Black share of the state’s population. For whites, COVID cases are 48% lower and deaths are 25% lower than the White share of the state’s population. Data is derived from rates reported at Racial Data Dashboard, COVID Tracking Project.
Mississippi is 17th in the nation in testing for coronavirus, with 64 tests per capita, matching the national average, according to data from Kaiser Family Foundation. Over 95% of the tests are PCR (active infection) and less than 5% are antibody tests, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.
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