Notes About the Data
- Our calculations assume Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may include any race. Race categories are mutually exclusive and defined as Not Hispanic or Latino.
- One or more standard race categories are not reported or otherwise specified by the state. These categories may or may not be included in the "Other race" category in our data.
- Population sizes are taken from the Census Bureau’s 2019 ACS 5-Year estimates Table B03002.
Cumulative Per Capita Data
In Mississippi, through March 7, 2021:
- American Indians / Alaska Natives were most likely to have contracted COVID-19
- American Indians / Alaska Natives were most likely to have died from COVID-19
Cases and deaths by race/ethnicity
|Black or African American alone||38%||38%||40%||Mississippi did not report race/ethnicity data for tests through March 7, 2021.||Mississippi did not report race/ethnicity data for hospitalizations through March 7, 2021.|
|Hispanic or Latino *||3%||3%||<1%|
|Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander alone||<1%||0%||0%|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||<1%||<1%||2%|
|Two or more races||1%||0%||0%|
|Some other race alone||<1%||4%||2%|
Notes for Mississippi
- Racial/ethnic disparity likely. See why
How we calculate likely racial/ethnic disparity
We flag a group’s case or death proportion as suggestive of racial/ethnic disparity when it meets three criteria:
- Is at least 33% higher than the Census Percentage of Population.
- Remains elevated whether we include or exclude cases/deaths with unknown race/ethnicity.
- Is based on at least 30 actual cases or deaths.
- * Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, any race. All other race categories in this table are defined as Not Hispanic or Latino.
- This data should not be compared with percentage of the the population.
Mississippi does not report race/ethnicity data for tests or hospitalizations.