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COVID-19

Warren County has three new COVID-19 cases; statewide cases at 19,358 and deaths at 889

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Saturday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports three new COVID-19 cases in Warren County, bringing the cumulative number of cases in the county to 248. The number of deaths stands at 12, which includes eight residents of one long-term care facilities.

MSDH reports Warren County has two nursing homes under investigation for active COVID-19 outbreaks as of Thursday, June 11:

  • Heritage House Nursing Center has 15 employee cases, 39 resident cases and eight resident deaths.
  • The Bluffs Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center has two employee cases and no resident cases or deaths.

Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation is no longer being investigated.

Statewide, MSDH reports a record 257 new COVID-19 cases for Saturday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 19,358.

MSDH also reports that eight additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 889. The state’s mortality rate for the virus is about 4.6%.

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

County Deaths reported Saturday
Claiborne 1
Clay 1
Covington 1
Holmes 1

Four confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between May 25 and June 4 were identified from death certificate reports. The additional deaths were reported in the following counties:

County Deaths identified from death certificates
Bolivar 1
Chickasaw 1
Jones 1
Leflore 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Friday, June 13. 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 69% of the cumulative 19,348 cases reported as of Saturday, June 13.

Based on the number of cases reported Saturday, May 23, in Warren County (148), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 136, or about 54.8%, with 100 active cases out of the 248 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, 475 Mississippians are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Another 209 patients are hospitalized with suspected infections. Of those hospitalized with confirmed infections, 160 are critically ill and in intensive care units and 103 are on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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