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Warren County reports two deaths and 18 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday



Wednesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reports two more people died of COVID-19 in Warren County, bringing the number of deaths in the county to 14. Eighteen new confirmed cases are also reported Wednesday, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 280.

Both deaths were elderly women in their 90s who died earlier this week, said Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey.

The number of new cases is the second highest reported in the county since the start of the crisis. The highest number, 19, was reported May 10.

MSDH reports deaths in the county include eight residents of one nursing home. 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.

Statewide, MSDH reports another big spike in new COVID-19 cases for Wednesday of 489, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 20,641.

MSDH reports that 23 Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 938. The state’s mortality rate for the virus is about 4.5%.

COVID-19 deaths are reported in the following counties Wednesday.

County Deaths reported Wednesday
Adams 1
Jones 1
Leake 1
Leflore 1
Neshoba 1
Warren 2

Sixteen confirmed COVID-19-related deaths between May 23 and June 11 were identified from death certificate reports. The additional deaths were reported in the following counties:

County Deaths reported from death certificates
Desoto 1
Hancock 1
Hinds 1
Holmes 1
Kemper 1
Lee 2
Leflore 1
Lowndes 1
Monroe 1
Neshoba 1
Newton 1
Oktibbeha 1
Pearl River 1
Stone 1
Tishomingo 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. 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 15,323 through Sunday, June 14. This figure will be updated weekly. It represents about 74.2% of the cumulative 20,641 cases reported as of Wednesday, June 17.

Based on the number of cases reported Wednesday, May 27, in Warren County (158), the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 144, or about 51.4%, with 122 active cases out of the 280 cumulative cases reported Wednesday, June 17.

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 Wednesday, 466 Mississippians are hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19. Another 202 patients are hospitalized with suspected infections. Of those hospitalized with confirmed infections, 161 are critically ill and in intensive care units and 100 are on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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