Saturday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports the ninth COVID-19 death in the county, another resident of a long-term care facility, and another eight confirmed cases, the highest one-day case increase in the county since the crisis began.
The cumulative number of cases in the county is 171. The death toll now includes seven residents of long-term care facilities. The county has 37 cases in one long-term facility under investigation.
Statewide, MSDH reports another record spike in new COVID-19 cases of 439 Saturday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 15,229.
MSDH reports 13 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 723.
COVID-19 deaths are reported in the following counties Saturday:
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One confirmed COVID-19 related death May 11 in Holmes County was identified through death certificate reports.
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Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Friday, May 29. 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 61.7% of the cumulative 15,229 cases reported as of Saturday, May 29. This figure will be updated weekly.
Based on the number of cases reported Saturday, May 9, in Warren County (98), the estimated number of people presumed recovered is 89, with 82 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).
As of Saturday, 430 Mississippians were hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and another 163 patients are hospitalized with suspected infections. Of those hospitalized with confirmed cases, 145 are critically ill and in intensive care units and 92 are on ventilators.
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