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COVID-19 cases in Warren County increased nearly 250% in June



Warren County’s cumulative COVID-19 cases increased by 246% in June. On May 31, the cases in the county numbered 173. In June, 252 cases were added.

Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports another 16 new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 425. The county’s death toll is 17, and increase of seven during the past month.

Deaths in the county include eight residents of Heritage House Nursing Center. As of Thursday, June 25, MSDH reports that Belmont Gardens is the only long-term care facility in Warren County under investigation for an active COVID-19 outbreak. The facility has one COVID-19 case among staff.

Statewide, MSDH reports 675 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 27,247. Almost 12,000 of those cases were reported in June.

MSDH reports that 20 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,073. Nearly half of the state’s deaths, 523, were people in long-term care facilities. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 4%.

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

County Deaths reported Tuesday
Clay 2
Copiah 1
Harrison 1
Hinds 1
Lee 1
Lincoln 1
Madison 2
Pike 1
Pontotoc 1
Tate 1
Walthall 1
Wayne 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Monday, June 29. 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 19,388 through Sunday, June 28. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 71.2% of the cumulative 27,247 cases reported as of Tuesday, June 30.

Based on the number of cases reported Tuesday, June 9, in Warren County (223), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 206, or about 48.5%, with 202 active cases out of the 425 cumulative cases reported Tuesday, June 30.

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).

The primary metric concerning state health officials are the numbers of people hospitalized. Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, is 779, including 560 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 (a new high) and 219 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 167 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 91 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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