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COVID-19 cases in Warren County continue steep climb; 374 new cases and 21 deaths statewide Wednesday

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Wednesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported another nine new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 232. This is the second day that the county reported nine new cases.

The county’s death toll of 12 includes eight residents of long-term care facilities.

MSDH began reporting the names of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 outbreaks across the state last week, saying it would update those statistics on a daily basis; however, it has changed the updating to weekly. No updates have been provided since June 2.

In Warren County, the facilities, along with cases and deaths as of June 2 are:

  • Heritage House Nursing Center: employee cases 14; resident cases 38; resident deaths 7
  • Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation: employee cases 1; resident cases 0; resident deaths 0
  • The Bluffs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center; employee cases 2; resident cases 0; resident deaths 0

Statewide, MSDH reports a record 374 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 18,483.

MSDH also reports Wednesday that 21 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 868. The state’s mortality rate for the virus is about 4.7%.

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

County Deaths reported Wednesday
Attala 1
Clay 1
Copiah 1
Forrest 1
Jefferson 1
Lauderdale 3
Leake 2
Leflore 1
Madison 1
Neshoba 1
Newton 1
Oktibbeha 1
Webster 1
Winston 1

Four confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between May 26 and June 1 were identified from death certificate reports. The additional deaths were reported in the following counties:

County Deaths identified from death certificates
Holmes 1
Lee 2
Simpson 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Monday, June 9. MSDH 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 13,356 through Sunday, June 7. This figure will be updated weekly. It represents about 72.3% of the cumulative 18,483 cases reported as of Wednesday, June 8.

Based on the number of cases reported Wednesday, May 20, in Warren County (136), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 124, or about 53.4%, with 96 active cases out of the 232 cumulative cases reported Wednesday.

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 Wednesday, 434 Mississippians are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Another 221 patients are hospitalized with suspected infections. Of those hospitalized with confirmed infections, 160 are critically ill and in intensive care units and 99 are on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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