The cases documented as of April 5, 2020 show that 1738 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Mississippi.  That figure has doubled in one week.  On March 29, Mississippi had 847 confirmed cases.

 

The death rate attributable to COVID-19 stands at 51.  That death rate has doubled in 5 days.  The death rate on April 1 was 26. Y’all Politics has been tracking a 3 day average of both confirmed case growth and the death rate.

The three day average on the death rate has trended up 4 days in a row.  The three day average in the rate of new cases has remained relatively steady over the last week in a range of 13.5% on the high end to 8.61% on the low end.

Here’s the data directly from the MS Department of Health*.

Date Cases Daily Growth 3 Day Avg. Growth Total Deaths Day over day 3 Day Avg. Growth
26-Mar 579 19.38% 21.95% 8 33.33% 111.11%
27-Mar 663 14.51% 20.85% 13 62.50% 98.61%
28-Mar 758 14.33% 16.07% 14 7.69% 34.51%
29-Mar 847 11.74% 13.53% 16 14.29% 28.16%
30-Mar 937 10.63% 12.23% 20 25.00% 15.66%
31-Mar 1073 14.51% 12.29% 22 10.00% 16.43%
1-Apr 1177 9.69% 11.61% 26 18.18% 17.73%
2-Apr 1358 15.38% 13.19% 29 11.54% 13.24%
3-Apr 1455 7.14% 10.74% 35 20.69% 16.80%
4-Apr 1638 12.58% 11.70% 43 22.86% 18.36%
5-Apr 1738 6.11% 8.61% 51 18.60% 20.72%

 

*Growth rates tabulated by Y’all Politics.