Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports 51 new COVID-19 cases reported between Thursday and Monday in Warren County, an average of just over 10 per day, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 331.
No additional deaths were reported during that period leaving the county’s death toll at 14. 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 1,646 new COVID-19 cases for the five day period, an average of just over 329 cases per day, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 22,287.
MSDH reports that 40 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide from Thursday to Monday, an average of eight deaths per day, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 978. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 4.4%.
COVID-19 deaths are reported in the following counties for the five day period:
|County||Deaths reported June 17 to June 22|
Two confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between May 25 and June 7 were identified from death certificate reports. The additional deaths were reported in the following counties:
|County||Deaths from death certificate reports|
Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21. MSDH usually reports new statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each day based on the previous day’s testing and death reports; however technical issues prevented reporting since Thursday, June 17.
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 77.3% of the cumulative 22,287 cases reported as of Monday, June 22.
Based on the number of cases reported Monday, June 1, in Warren County (175), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 161, or about 51.4%, with 156 active cases out of the 331 cumulative cases reported Monday, June 22.
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. Sunday, June 21, 485 Mississippians were hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19, a marked increase since the recent low of 358 patients June 6. Another 225 people were hospitalized with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 148 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 95 were on ventilators.
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