Mississippi started updating testing totals on a weekly schedule on September, 27, 2020, so each update includes many days worth of testing.
Negative test results reported in our API and CSVs are calculated by subtracting Positive PCR tests (people) from Total PCR tests (specimens) in the absence of better data.
On October 25, 2020, Mississippi announced that COVID-19 data for October 24, 2020 and October 25, 2020 would be published on Monday. As a result, Mississippi did not update on October 24, 2020 and October 25, 2020.
On September 15, 2020, Mississippi resumed reporting current hospitalizations, ICU, and ventilations on the source we have historically used for this metric. We are working to backfill these data points in our historical data.
On September 11, 2020, we discovered a new source for Mississippi current hospitalizations and current ICU admissions on the Mississippi State Department of Health website.
Between June 17 and June 22, 2020, Mississippi experienced technical difficulties with their reporting system. We filled in five days of case and death data on June 22, 2020.
On May 26, 2020, news reports indicated that 95 antibody tests had returned positive in Mississippi, but we have not found more recent data since then for this metric.
As of May 23, 2020, Mississippi is separating out PCR and antibody tests. We now report both separately.