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Six new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, statewide cases top 16,000

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COVID-19 Update

Tuesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports another six confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 181. The county’s death toll of 10 includes seven residents of long-term care facilities. The county has 37 cases in one long-term facility under investigation.

Statewide, MSDH reports 268 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 16,020.

MSDH also reports 28 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 767.

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

County Deaths reported Tuesday
Attala 1
Chickasaw 1
Desoto 1
Forrest 1
Jones 3
Lauderdale 3
Leflore 2
Madison 2
Neshoba 1
Wayne 1
Webster 1
Yalobusha 1

Ten confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between May 6 and May 27 were identified through death certificate reports. The additional deaths are reported in the following counties:

County Deaths reported through death certificate reports
Chickasaw 1
Hancock 1
Lauderdale 3
Lee 1
Neshoba 2
Union 2

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Monday, June 1. 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 11,203 through Sunday, May 31. That figure represents about 70% of the cumulative 16,020 cases reported as of Tuesday, June 2. This figure will be updated weekly.

Based on the number of cases reported Tuesday, May 12, in Warren County (122), the estimated number of people presumed recovered is 112, with 69 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 Monday, 418 Mississippians were hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, and another 166 patients are hospitalized with suspected infections. Of those hospitalized with confirmed infections, 146 are critically ill and in intensive care units and 97 are on ventilators. Hospitalizations were not updated Tuesday as of this writing.

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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