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16 new COVID-19 cases in Warren County Tuesday, record 611 new cases statewide



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Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports another big jump in new COVID-19 cases in Warren County with 16, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 347.

No additional deaths were reported Tuesday, leaving the county’s death toll at 14. Deaths in the county include eight residents of Heritage House Nursing Center. As of Thursday, June 18, MSDH reports that Heritage House is the only nursing home under investigation for an active COVID-19 outbreak.

Statewide, MSDH reports an all-time one-day record of 611 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 22,898.

MSDH reports that 11 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 989. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 4.3%.

COVID-19 deaths are reported in the following counties Tuesday:

CountyDeaths reported Tuesday

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Monday, June 22. MSDH usually reports new statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each day based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

MSDH has estimated the number of people who can be presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Mississippi. That number is 17,242 through Sunday, June 21. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 75.3% of the cumulative 22,898 cases reported as of Tuesday, June 23.

Based on the number of cases reported Tuesday, June 2 in Warren County (181), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 167, or about 48.1%, with 166 active cases out of the 347 cumulative cases reported Tuesday, June 23.

These estimates are based on MSDH’s guidelines for calculating estimated recoveries when hospitalizations are not known, using the number of cases 21 days ago, less known outcomes (deaths).

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21, 489 Mississippians were hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, a marked increase since the recent low of 358 patients June 6. Another 175 people were hospitalized with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 151 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 88 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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