Warren County adds six new COVID-19 cases Sunday

Warren County adds six new COVID-19 cases Sunday


Sunday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports another six new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 398. The number of cumulative cases has more than doubled in Warren County during the month of June. The county’s death toll is 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 long-term care facility in Warren County under investigation for an active COVID-19 outbreak.

Statewide, MSDH reports 361 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 25,892.

MSDH reports that four Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the state to 1,039. Nearly half of the state’s deaths, 511, were people in long-term care facilities. The state’s mortality rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 4%.

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

County Deaths reported Sunday
Lowndes 1
Monroe 1
Oktibbeha 1
Tallahatchie 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27. 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 66.6% of the cumulative 25,892 cases reported as of Sunday, June 28.

Based on the number of cases reported Sunday, June 7, in Warren County (206), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 189, or about 47.5%, with 192 active cases out of the 398 cumulative cases reported Sunday, June 28.

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. As of 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 684 Mississippians were hospitalized for the virus, including 490 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 186 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 149 were critically ill and in intensive care units, and 88 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.