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MSDH reports another COVID-19 death in Warren County and four new cases



COVID-19 Update

Another person in a long-term care facility has died of COVID-19 in Warren County.

Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports the eighth COVID-19 death in the county and another four confirmed cases. The cumulative number of cases in the county is 163. The county’s death toll of eight includes six residents of long-term care facilities. The county has 37 cases in one long-term facility under investigation.

Statewide, MSDH reports another record jump in new COVID-19 cases of 418 Friday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 14,790.

MSDH reports 17 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 710.

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

County Deaths reported Friday
Hinds 1
Jefferson 1
Jones 3
Lauderdale 1
Lee 1
Lincoln 3
Madison 1
Scott 1
Warren 1

Four confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between May 11 and May 15 were identified through death certificate reports. The additional deaths are reported in the following counties:

County Deaths identified through death certificates
Covington 1
Desoto 1
Neshoba 1
Rankin 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28. MSDH reports new statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each morning 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 9,401 through Sunday, May 24. That figure represents about 63.6% of the cumulative 14,790 cases reported as of Friday, May 28. This figure will be updated weekly.

Based on the number of cases reported Friday, May 8, in Warren County (94), the estimated number of people presumed recovered is 86, with 77 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).

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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