On Wednesday, the seven-day average number of new cases fell to 847. This is its lowest point since July 15. The testing numbers showed a similar decline since August 15. However, Mississippi’s weekly positivity ratio — the number new cases divided by new tests over a week — is roughly unchanged at 20% over the past two weeks. The pace of hospitalizations due to the disease has slowed. However, the seven-day rolling mean has fallen for ten consecutive days. Patients in ICUs and those using ventilators are up in recent days. According to the Harvard Global Health Institute’s tracker, Mississippi was ranked third for new cases per capita as of Monday.