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Four new COVID-19 cases in Warren County Sunday

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The Mississippi State Department of Health reports four new COVID-19 cases in Warren County Sunday, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 515.

No new deaths were reported Sunday in Warren County, leaving the county’s death toll at 18.

Deaths in the county include nine residents of Heritage House Nursing Center. As of Thursday, July 2, MSDH reports that Belmont Gardens and The Bluffs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center are under investigation for active COVID-19 outbreaks. Belmont Gardens has two COVID-19 cases among staff, and The Bluffs has one case among staff.

Statewide, MSDH reports 226 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 30,900.

MSDH reports that five Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,111. Nearly half of the state’s deaths were people in long-term care facilities. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 3.4%, a rate that has been falling slowly for a few weeks.

The numbers of deaths can lag new cases by as long as two weeks or more, which may be one reason deaths in the state have not risen as quickly as new cases. In addition, most new cases are seen in younger people recently, and they are more likely to survive the virus than those 65 and older. By far, the largest age group reporting cases in Mississippi are young people from 18 to 29 years old.

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

County Deaths reported Sunday
Harrison 1
Hinds 1
Lawrence 1
Lowndes 1
Walthall 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Saturday, July 4. 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 62.7% of the cumulative 30,900 cases reported as of Sunday, July 5.

Based on the number of cases reported Sunday, June 14, in Warren County (252), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 234, or about 45.4% of the 515 cumulative cases reported Sunday, July 5. The county has an estimated 263 active cases.

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. The number of hospitalizations has been steadily rising with new cases.

Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Thursday, July 2 (this data was not updated for July 3), is 862, including 647 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 (another record high) and 215 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 175 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 88 were on ventilators.

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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