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COVID-19 cases continue to climb steeply in Warren County and statewide



Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports another 13 new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 384.

No additional deaths in the county were reported Friday, leaving the county’s death toll at 16.

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 550 new COVID-19 cases Friday, following a record 1,092 cases reported Thursday. The total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi is now 25,066.

MSDH reports that six Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Friday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,022. Nearly half of the state’s deaths, 507, were people in long-term care facilities. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 4.1%.

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

County Deaths reported Friday
Choctaw 1
Greene 2
Marion 1
Simpson 1
Wayne 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25. 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 68.8% of the cumulative 25,066 cases reported as of Friday, June 26.

Based on the number of cases reported Friday, June 5, in Warren County (199), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 183, or about 47.7%, with 185 active cases out of the 384 cumulative cases reported Friday, June 26.

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).

Looking at hospitalizations, the numbers of greatest concern to state health officials, as of 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 769 Mississippians were hospitalized with the virus, including 533 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 236 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 153 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 93 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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