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New COVID-19 cases Saturday number 288 in Mississippi, four in Warren County

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The Mississippi State Department of Health reports another big rise in new COVID-19 cases Saturday with 288, bringing the total of confirmed cases in Mississippi to 9,378.

MSDH is reporting another four COVID-19 cases in Warren County Saturday. The number of cases now stands at 98. The county’s death toll is unchanged and stands at two. Eleven cases in one long-term care facilities are under investigation in the county.

Statewide, MSDH reports 12 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 421.

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Friday, May 8. MSDH reports new statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each morning based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

The number of estimated COVID-19 cases presumed recovered in Mississippi is 4,421 as of Sunday, May 3. This figure will be updated weekly.

The number of individual COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities total 1,091, an increase of 61 since yesterday, and deaths among residents total 185, an increase of 10. About 12.3% of the state’s cases and 44% of the state’s deaths are people from long-term care facilities. The number of active outbreaks under investigation is 113, unchanged since yesterday. Mississippi is paying special attention to any outbreaks in these facilities. Even one case is a long-term care facility is considered an outbreak because of the ages and poor health of many residents. Long-term care facilities include nursing homes, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, personal care homes, assisted living facilities, long-term acute care facilities, and psychiatric or chemical dependency residential treatment centers.

Neighboring Hinds County, still the state’s virus epicenter, is reporting 663 cases as of Saturday, an increase of six since Friday, and 15 deaths an increase of four. Nine of the deaths in Hinds were residents in long-term care facilities. Fifty-one cases in long-term care facilities are under investigation in Hinds County.

In other neighboring counties, Yazoo County reports 162 cases and two deaths, unchanged since Friday. Yazoo is reporting one case under investigation in a long-term care facility. Claiborne County reports 41 cases, an increase of four, and Sharkey County reports five cases, unchanged since yesterday. Neither Claiborne or Sharkey counties have reported outbreaks in long-term care facilities, and neither has any reported deaths from the virus. Issaquena County remains the only county in the state without any reported cases.

In all, 28 Mississippi counties are now reporting more than 100 cases each, and 15 counties report 200 or more. Hinds, Lauderdale, Scott and Madison counties report more than 400 cases.

Deaths reported in most Mississippi counties are in the single digits, and 15 counties report no deaths from the virus. The following 16 counties report 10 or more deaths: Adams (11, unchanged since yesterday), Chickasaw (10), Forrest (21, up three), Hancock (10), Hinds (15, up four), Holmes (18, up two), Jackson (11, unchanged), Lauderdale (42, up two), Leflore (18, unchanged), Lincoln (13, up one), Madison (12, unchanged), Monroe (20, unchanged), Neshoba (13, up two), Pearl River (24, up three), Pike (10) and Tippah (11, up one) counties. Chickasaw, Hancock and Pike counties were added to that list Saturday.

Cases and deaths from the virus are heavily skewed toward African Americans, and MSDH is reporting racial breakdowns of each county’s statistics, available on its website. As of Saturday, 56.9% of cases (4,372) and 55.7% of COVID-19 deaths (200) in Mississippi were among African Americans.

COVID-19 cases are also skewed toward women, with 58.4% of cases among women.

Almost all the COVID-19 deaths in Mississippi occurred among people with underlying health conditions, including obesity, lung disease and diabetes. The health of African Americans is contributing to their higher rate of infection and death from COVID-19.

All age groups have been affected by the disease, including children under 18, with 334 cases, up 61 since Thursday. As of Saturday, MSDH reports 30 cases in infants less than 1 year old, up one since Thursday. No deaths among juveniles have been reported in Mississippi.

Deaths and hospitalizations from the virus occur most frequently among those 60 and older. As of Friday evening, 951 of Mississippi’s cumulative 1,513 hospitalizations, or 62.9%, were among people over 60, and 87.9% of the state’s deaths (370) have been people over 60.

Current hospitalizations among people with confirmed COVID-19 infections increased by one person Friday to 436 patients. Another 171 hospitalized people are suspected of being infected but have not been confirmed for the virus. The overall trend for patients in intensive care units and on ventilators seems to be holding fairly steady.

Mississippi’s rate of hospitalizations for those diagnosed with COVID-19 is below the national average. From a high of more than 30%, the rate stands at 18.3% as of Friday. The national average for hospitalizations has seen a steady rise and stands at 50.3 per 100,000 for the week ending May 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; however, the rate skyrockets to 162.2 per 100,000 for those 65 and older.

The number of tests performed in Mississippi as of May 8 is 90,472, with 75,133 tests, or about 83%, performed by private labs. About 10.4% of the tests had a positive result based on the total number of confirmed cases in the state. As more asymptomatic people are tested, the actual rate of infection will become clear. As of May 8, Mississippi has tested about 3% of the state’s population.

Anyone with symptoms of fever, severe cough or severe chest pains – especially those who are older or in poor health – should arrange for testing with their doctor or one of the many health care providers now performing testing, although not having a fever may not eliminate you from being tested. Health care providers can assess your health history and symptoms and perform testing for COVID-19 as needed. MSDH is also helping conduct free drive-up testing sites in many parts of the state. Always call ahead to the testing provider for instructions on safely being examined before you visit for your test.

Find a COVID-19 testing provider near you

For more information, visit the MSDH website or call the hotline at 877-978-6453, available seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.

Mississippi COVID-19 total cases and deaths, and long-term care facility cases and deaths, to date:

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 158 11 39 5
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 34 0 1 0
Attala 191 4 60 4
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 119 8 16 2
Calhoun 57 4 23 4
Carroll 101 4 44 3
Chickasaw 92 10 25 6
Choctaw 15 2 0 0
Claiborne 41 0 0 0
Clarke 79 7 12 3
Clay 65 3 0 0
Coahoma 71 3 * 0 0
Copiah 157 1 1 0
Covington 89 1 1 1
Desoto 333 5 1 1
Forrest 309 21 39 10
Franklin 17 1 0 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 47 2 14 2
Hancock 73 10 6 3
Harrison 198 6 1 1
Hinds 663 15 51 9
Holmes 206 18 29 7
Humphreys 30 4 7 2
Itawamba 68 6 33 5
Jackson 275 11 39 2
Jasper 86 2 0 0
Jefferson 30 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 53 1 2 0
Jones 243 5 21 1
Kemper 91 6 23 4
Lafayette 98 3 36 0
Lamar 145 4 3 2
Lauderdale 471 42 115 26
Lawrence 64 0 1 0
Leake 299 2 0 0
Lee 78 4 5 0
Leflore 185 18 44 8
Lincoln 184 13 * 64 9
Lowndes 79 3 7 2
Madison 422 12 45 9
Marion 83 7 14 2
Marshall 55 2 0 0
Monroe 200 20 92 18
Montgomery 67 1 0 0
Neshoba 307 13 31 5
Newton 137 1 1 0
Noxubee 102 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 86 4 22 3
Panola 43 2 0 0
Pearl River 190 24 42 6
Perry 34 1 0 0
Pike 168 10 14 5
Pontotoc 24 2 4 0
Prentiss 35 2 21 2
Quitman 16 0 0 0
Rankin 248 6 6 0
Scott 454 6 9 1
Sharkey 5 0 0 0
Simpson 61 0 2 0
Smith 100 6 26 3
Stone 24 0 0 0
Sunflower 63 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 12 1 0 0
Tate 50 0 1 0
Tippah 65 11 0 0
Tishomingo 10 0 1 0
Tunica 38 2 12 2
Union 48 3 13 2
Walthall 37 0 0 0
Warren 98 2 11 0
Washington 82 3 4 1
Wayne 27 0 2 0
Webster 21 1 0 0
Wilkinson 75 9 5 2
Winston 61 0 0 0
Yalobusha 30 0 0 0
Yazoo 162 2 1 0
Total 9,378 421 1,152 185

 

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Mississippi’s new COVID-19 cases continued to climb Wednesday; death reported in Warren County

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New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continued a steady climb Wednesday in Mississippi as they have been doing for more than 10 days.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported five new COVID-19 cases Wednesday in Warren County and one new death, identified from a death certificate report. The cumulative number of cases in Warren County to date is 1,481, and the county’s death toll is 54.

Statewide, MSDH reported 876 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 106,817. The seven-day average of new cases is 654, higher by 241 cases from a month ago.

Most new cases are seen in younger people recently, and they are more likely to survive the virus than those 65 and older. By far, the age group reporting the most cases in Mississippi are young people from 18 to 29 years old.

MSDH reported Wednesday that 25 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide. The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 3,140. The state’s rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 2.9%.

Deaths are a lagging indicator. While July saw the highest number of new cases since the crisis began, August saw the highest number of deaths. The highest number of deaths in any one day was 67 reported Aug. 25.

Of the 25 deaths MSDH reported Wednesday, nine occurred between Oct. 11 and Oct. 13 in the following counties:

County Deaths reported Wednesday
DeSoto 1
Jackson 1
Lamar 1
Lauderdale 1
Lincoln 1
Panola 1
Rankin 2
Washington 1

Sixteen COVID-19 related deaths occurred between July 28 and Oct. 8 and were identified from death certificate reports.

County Deaths identified from death certificate reports
Amite 1
Clay 1
Coahoma 1
DeSoto 1
Grenada 1
Hinds 1
Leflore 1
Lowndes 1
Marshall 1
Oktibbeha 1
Pearl River 1
Pontotoc 1
Smith 1
Tallahatchie 1
Warren 1
Washington 1

New cases and deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13. MSDH usually reports statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each day based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

The primary metric concerning state health officials are the numbers of people hospitalized, and that number rose steadily with the rise of new cases in July and August. On June 6, the number of Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 was at 358. Hospitalizations nearly tripled by late July. They leveled off in early August and began noticeably dropping in the middle of the month including critical cases and numbers of people requiring ventilators. Hospitalizations continued to drop in September but levelled off at the middle of the month. They continued to drop through Oct. 3; however, hospitalizations have been showing a definite rise since then.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, is 600, about half of the late July peak of more than 1,200. The number includes 507 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 93 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 145 were critically ill and in intensive care units and 69 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

MSDH has estimated the number of people who can be presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Mississippi. That number is 94,165 through Sunday, Oct. 11. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 88.2% of the cumulative 106,817 cases reported Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, Wednesday, Sept. 23, was 1,384, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 1,330, or about 89.8% of the 1,481 cumulative cases reported as of Wednesday, Oct. 14. The county has an estimated 97 active cases.

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 total number of Mississippians tested for COVID-19 (PCR and antigen tests identifying current infections) as of Sunday, Oct. 3 (the latest date available from MSDH), is 863,957 or about 29% of the state’s 2.976 million residents. The positivity rate (positive results to tests, seven-day average) was 6.3% Sunday according to Johns Hopkins University. The national rate is 5.1%, and 5% or lower indicates adequate testing.

The total number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities is 127 Wednesday. About 40.4%, or 1,269, of the state’s total deaths were people in long-term care facilities.

A total of 25 deaths in Warren County were residents of LTC facilities.

MSDH is no longer reporting outbreaks in individual long-term care facilities in Mississippi and has replaced it with access to a database from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. You can access and search the data here. The latest data available is for the week ending Sept. 27.

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Six new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in Warren County; 713 statewide

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New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to climb in Mississippi as they have been doing for more than 10 days.

“I do think we are on the front end of something that could be bad,” said State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs in a Zoom meeting Monday. “The last time we saw that was before the summer surge,” Dobbs added. “That doesn’t mean we can’t turn that around. It’s not that hard. We just have to have a little bit of patience.”

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported six new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in Warren County and no new deaths. The cumulative number of cases in Warren County to date is 1,476, and the county’s death toll is 53.

Statewide, MSDH reported 713 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 105,941. The seven-day average of new cases is 609, higher by 183 cases from a month ago.

Most new cases are seen in younger people recently, and they are more likely to survive the virus than those 65 and older. By far, the age group reporting the most cases in Mississippi are young people from 18 to 29 years old.

MSDH reported Tuesday that 14 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide. The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 3,115. The state’s rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 2.9%.

Deaths are a lagging indicator. While July saw the highest number of new cases since the crisis began, August saw the highest number of deaths. The highest number of deaths in any one day was 67 reported Aug. 25.

MSDH reported Tuesday that 13 deaths occurred in the following counties:

County Deaths reported Tuesday
Amite 2
Hancock 1
Harrison 1
Lee 1
Lowndes 1
Marshall 1
Monroe 1
Rankin 1
Tishomingo 1
Washington 3

One COVID-19 related death occurred Sept. 25 in Adams County and was identified from a death certificate report.

New cases and deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12. MSDH usually reports statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each day based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

The primary metric concerning state health officials are the numbers of people hospitalized, and that number rose steadily with the rise of new cases in July and August. On June 6, the number of Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 was at 358. Hospitalizations nearly tripled by late July. They leveled off in early August and began noticeably dropping in the middle of the month including critical cases and numbers of people requiring ventilators. Hospitalizations continued to drop in September but levelled off at the middle of the month. They continued to drop through Oct. 3; however, hospitalizations have been showing a definite rise since then.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12, is 600, about half of the late July peak of more than 1,200. The number includes 507 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 93 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 145 were critically ill and in intensive care units and 69 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

MSDH has estimated the number of people who can be presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Mississippi. That number is 94,165 through Sunday, Oct. 11. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 89% of the cumulative 105,941 cases reported Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, Tuesday, Sept. 22, was 1,382, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 1,329, or about 90% of the 1,476 cumulative cases reported as of Tuesday, Oct. 11. The county has an estimated 87 active cases.

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 total number of Mississippians tested for COVID-19 (PCR and antigen tests identifying current infections) as of Sunday, Oct. 3, is 863,957 or about 29% of the state’s 2.976 million residents. The positivity rate (positive results to tests, seven-day average) was 6.3% Sunday according to Johns Hopkins University. The national rate is 5%, and 5% or lower indicates adequate testing.

The total number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities is 128 Tuesday. About 40.6%, or 1,265, of the state’s total deaths were people in long-term care facilities.

A total of 25 deaths in Warren County were residents of LTC facilities.

MSDH is no longer reporting outbreaks in individual long-term care facilities in Mississippi and has replaced it with access to a database from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. You can access and search the data here. The latest data available is for the week ending Sept. 27.

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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Mississippi’s seven-day average for new COVID-19 cases remains over 600 Monday

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Sunday and Monday saw the expected weekend drop in reported new COVID-19 cases and deaths. Mississippi’s seven-day average remains above 600.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported three new COVID-19 cases Sunday in Warren County and no new cases Monday. No new deaths were reported either day. The cumulative number of cases in Warren County to date is 1,470, and the county’s death toll is 53.

Statewide, MSDH reported 294 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and 296 cases Monday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 105,228. The seven-day average of new cases is 646, higher by 197 cases from a month ago.

Most new cases are seen in younger people recently, and they are more likely to survive the virus than those 65 and older. By far, the age group reporting the most cases in Mississippi are young people from 18 to 29 years old.

MSDH reported Sunday that five additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide. No new deaths were reported Monday. The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 3,101. The state’s rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 3%.

Deaths are a lagging indicator. While July saw the highest number of new cases since the crisis began, August saw the highest number of deaths. The highest number of deaths in any one day was 67 reported Aug. 25.

MSDH reported Sunday that five deaths occurred between Oct. 5 and Oct. 10 in the following counties:

County Deaths reported Sunday
Lafayette 1
Leflore 1
Marion 1
Montgomery 1
Tate 1

New cases and deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, and Sunday, Oct. 11. MSDH usually reports statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each day based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

The primary metric concerning state health officials are the numbers of people hospitalized, and that number rose steadily with the rise of new cases in July and August. On June 6, the number of Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 was at 358. Hospitalizations nearly tripled by late July. They leveled off in early August and began noticeably dropping in the middle of the month including critical cases and numbers of people requiring ventilators. Hospitalizations continued to drop in September but levelled off at the middle of the month. They continued to drop through Oct. 3; however, they began showing a definite rise last week.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, is 600, about half of the late July peak of more than 1,200. The number includes 491 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 109 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 136 were critically ill and in intensive care units and 59 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

MSDH has estimated the number of people who can be presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Mississippi. That number is 90,577 through Sunday, Oct. 4. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 86% of the cumulative 105,228 cases reported Monday, Oct. 11.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, Monday, Sept. 21, was 1,381, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 1,328, or about 90.3% of the 1,470 cumulative cases reported as of Monday, Oct. 11. The county has an estimated 89 active cases.

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 total number of Mississippians tested for COVID-19 (PCR and antigen tests identifying current infections) as of Sunday, Oct. 3, is 863,957 or about 29% of the state’s 2.976 million residents. The positivity rate (positive results to tests, seven-day average) was 6.3% Sunday according to Johns Hopkins University. The national rate is 5%, and 5% or lower indicates adequate testing.

The total number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities is 126 Monday. About 40.1%, or 1,258, of the state’s total deaths were people in long-term care facilities.

A total of 25 deaths in Warren County were residents of LTC facilities.

MSDH is no longer reporting outbreaks in individual long-term care facilities in Mississippi and has replaced it with access to a database from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. You can access and search the data here. The latest data available is for the week ending Sept. 27.

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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