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Warren County adds one death and eight new COVID-19 cases Saturday

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Saturday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports another COVID-19 death and eight new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 392 and the county’s death toll to 17.

Deaths in the county include eight residents of Heritage House Nursing Center. As of Thursday, June 25, MSDH reports that Belmont Gardens is the only nursing home in Warren County under investigation for an active COVID-19 outbreak.

Neighboring Issaquena County, long the only county in the state without any COVID-19 cases, is reporting six cases Saturday and one death.

Statewide, MSDH reports 465 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, following a record 1,092 cases reported Thursday. The total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi is now 25,531.

MSDH reports that 13 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Saturday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,035. Nearly half of the state’s deaths, 509, were people in long-term care facilities. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 4.1%.

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

County Deaths reported Saturday
Grenada 1
Hinds 2
Issaquena 1
Jefferson Davis 1
Lincoln 1
Madison 1
Oktibbeha 1
Tate 1
Warren 1

Three confirmed COVID-19 related deaths occurred between June 8 and June 15, identified from death certificate reports. The additional deaths were reported in the following counties:

County Deaths reported from death certificates
Copiah 1
Neshoba 1
Panola 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Friday, June 26. 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 17,242 through Sunday, June 21. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 67.5% of the cumulative 25,531 cases reported as of Saturday, June 27.

Based on the number of cases reported Saturday, June 6, in Warren County (201), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 184, or about 47.7%, with 191 active cases out of the 392 cumulative cases reported Saturday, June 27.

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 one metric concerning to state health officials are the numbers of people hospitalized. As of 6 p.m. Friday, June 26, 731 Mississippians were hospitalized for the virus, including 527 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 204 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 169 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 90 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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