Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health updated its COVID-19 statistics for two days. Because of technical issues, the agency did not release new data Thursday.
For Thursday and Friday, MSDH reports 13 new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 245. The number of deaths stands at 12, which includes eight residents of long-term care facilities.
In the past three weeks, Warren County has doubled number of people who have died from the virus.
MSDH began reporting the names of long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 outbreaks across the state last week, saying it would update those statistics on a daily basis; however, it has changed the updating to weekly. No updates have been provided since June 2.
In Warren County, the facilities, along with cases and deaths as of June 2 are:
- Heritage House Nursing Center: employee cases 14; resident cases 38; resident deaths 7
- Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation: employee cases 1; resident cases 0; resident deaths 0
- The Bluffs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center; employee cases 2; resident cases 0; resident deaths 0
Statewide, MSDH reports a record 608 new COVID-19 cases for Thursday and Friday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 19,091.
MSDH also reports Friday that 13 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 881. The state’s mortality rate for the virus is about 4.6%.
COVID-19 deaths are reported in the following counties Thursday and Friday:
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Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, and Thursday, June 11. 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 13,356 through Sunday, June 7. This figure will be updated weekly. It represents about 70% of the cumulative 19,091 cases reported as of Friday, June 12.
Based on the number of cases reported Friday, May 22, in Warren County (144), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 132, or about 53.9%, with 101 active cases out of the 245 cumulative cases reported Friday.
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 Friday, 486 Mississippians are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Another 224 patients are hospitalized with suspected infections. Of those hospitalized with confirmed infections, 172 are critically ill and in intensive care units and 94 are on ventilators.
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