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Record new COVID-19 cases reported in Warren County, record hospitalizations statewide



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Thursday, Warren County set a new record in number of new COVID-19 cases reported in a single day. Mississippians hospitalized for the virus is also in record territory.

Mississippi State Department of Health reports 20 new COVID-19 cases in Warren County Thursday, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 463. The previous record was 19 cases reported May 10.

With no new deaths reported in Warren County, the county’s death toll remains at 17.

Deaths in the county include nine residents of Heritage House Nursing Center. As of Thursday, June 25, MSDH reports that Belmont Gardens is the only long-term care facility in Warren County under investigation for an active COVID-19 outbreak. The facility has one COVID-19 case among staff.

Statewide, MSDH reports 870 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 28,770. This number has only been topped once, with 1,092 cases reported June 25, one week ago.

MSDH reports that 10 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,092. Nearly half of the state’s deaths, 529, were people in long-term care facilities. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 3.9%.

The state has yet to see an expected rise in numbers of deaths corresponding to the rising numbers of new cases.

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

CountyDeaths reported Thursday

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1. 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 67.4% of the cumulative 28,770 cases reported as of Thursday, July 2.

Based on the number of cases reported Friday, June 12 (MSDH did not report new data Thursday, June 11), in Warren County (245), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 228, or about 49.2% of the 463 cumulative cases reported Thursday, July 2. The county has an estimated 218 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. Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, is 863, including 602 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 (another record high) and 261 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. June 6, Mississippi had 358 patients with confirmed infections, meaning the numbers have increased by almost 60% in less than a month. Of those with confirmed infections, 167 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 94 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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