Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports record spikes in new cases and a record number of people hospitalized statewide for COVID-19.
In Warren County MSDH reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 371.
One additional death was reported Thursday, bringing the county’s death toll to 16, nine of which are in long-term care facilities.
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 another record spike of 1,092 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, following a record Tuesday of 611 cases. The total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi is now 24,516.
MSDH reports that five Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,016. Nearly half of the state’s deaths, 503, 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 Thursday:
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Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. 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 71.2% of the cumulative 24,516 cases reported as of Thursday, June 24.
Based on the number of cases reported Thursday, June 4, in Warren County (196), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 180, or about 48.5%, with 175 active cases out of the 371 cumulative cases reported Thursday, June 25.
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 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, 536 Mississippians were hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, showing a steady and marked increase since the recent low of 358 patients June 6. Another 219 people were hospitalized with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 157 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 94 were on ventilators.
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