One new death and 17 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday in Warren County

One new death and 17 new COVID-19 cases reported Saturday in Warren County

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Mississippi State Department of Health reports Saturday that one additional person died of COVID-19 in Warren County, bringing the county’s death toll to 21.

MSDH also reports 17 new COVID-19 cases in the county Saturday, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 594.

As of Thursday, July 9, MSDH reports that Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation, The Bluffs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and the Vicksburg Convalescent Center are under investigation for active COVID-19 outbreaks in Warren County. Shady Lawn has one COVID-19 case among residents, The Bluffs has two cases among staff and Vicksburg Convalescent has one case among staff. Deaths in the county include nine residents of Heritage House Nursing Center, which is no longer under investigation.

Statewide, MSDH reports 797 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, another big jump, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 35,419

MSDH reports that 15 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,230. About 48% of the state’s deaths were people in long-term care facilities. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 3.5%, a rate that has been falling very 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 had not risen dramatically until Tuesday, July 7, when 44 deaths were reported. 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 Saturday:

County Deaths reported Saturday
Adams 1
Grenada 1
Harrison 1
Hinds 2
Jackson 1
Madison 2
Neshoba 1
Prentiss 1
Warren 1
Washington 3
Yalobusha 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Friday, July 10. 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 22,167 through Sunday, July 5. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 62.6% of the cumulative 35,419 cases reported as of Saturday, July 11.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, on June 20, was 310, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county July 11 is 289, or about 48.7% of the 594 cumulative cases reported Saturday, July 11. The county has an estimated 284 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).

(MSDH did not report county-level COVID-19 data from June 18 to June 21. On June 22, the agency reported 51 new cases in Warren County for five days. To calculate estimates for presumed recovered and active cases, The Vicksburg Daily News is adding 10 cases for the next four days and 11 cases for the fifth day.)

The primary metric concerning state health officials are the numbers of people hospitalized, and that number has been steadily rising with new cases. This week, health officials warned repeatedly that some hospitals were running out of ICU beds.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Friday, July 10, is 909. The number includes 703 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 260 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 202 were critically ill and in intensive care units and 107 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.