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Sixth COVID-19 death in Warren County and six new cases Friday; 402 new cases statewide and 16 additional deaths

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The Mississippi State Department of Health reports another COVID-19 death in Warren County Friday and six new cases. The cumulative number of cases in the county is now 144, and the county’s death toll from the virus stands at six, including four residents of long-term care facilities. The county has 34 cases in one long-term care facility under investigation.

Statewide, MSDH reports 402 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the second-largest single-day case increase to date, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 12,624. The largest increase was May 8 with 404 new cases.

MSDH also reports 16 additional Mississippians died of COVID- 19, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 596.

COVID-19 related deaths were reported in the following counties Friday:

County Deaths reported Friday
Attala 1
Franklin 1
Holmes 1
Humphreys 1
Lauderdale 3
Lawrence 1
Leflore 1
Monroe 1
Neshoba 1
Oktibbeha 1
Warren 1

Three additional confirmed COVID-19 related deaths between May 5 and May 12 were identified through death certificate reports. The additional deaths are reported in the following counties:

County Deaths reported through death certificate reports
Lauderdale 1
Leake 1
Madison 1

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21. MSDH reports new statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each morning based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

MSDH is also reporting the number of estimated COVID-19 cases presumed recovered in Mississippi. That number is 7,681 through Sunday, May 17. This figure will be updated weekly.

Long-term care facilities

Many of the new cases and deaths in Mississippi are reflected in cases and deaths in the state’s long-term care facilities. The number of individual COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities total 1,627 Friday, an increase of 37 cases since Thursday. Deaths among residents total 300, an increase of 11. About 12.9% of the state’s cases and 50.3% of the state’s deaths from the virus are people from long-term care facilities. The number of active outbreaks under investigation is 102, an increase of four overnight.

Lauderdale County in East Central Mississippi has the highest number of cases and deaths in long-term care facilities in the state, with 162 cases and 32 deaths. It also has among the highest total COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in the state with 647 cases and 51 deaths as of Friday.

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. These 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.

COVID-19 in Mississippi counties

Neighboring Hinds County, still the state’s virus epicenter, is reporting 855 cases Friday, an increase of 30 since Thursday, and 24 deaths. Thirteen of the deaths in Hinds were residents in long-term care facilities, and 77 cases in long-term care facilities are under investigation in Hinds County.

In other neighboring counties, Yazoo County reports 198 cases Thursday, an increase of four since Thursday, and two deaths, unchanged. Yazoo is reporting eight cases under investigation in long-term care facilities, an increase of one. Claiborne County reports 58 cases, an increase of seven, one death and two cases in a long-term care facility under investigation. Sharkey County reports seven cases, no deaths and no outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Issaquena County remains the only county in the state without any reported cases.

In all, 39 Mississippi counties report more than 100 cases each, and 21 counties report 200 or more. Hinds, Lauderdale, Madison, Scott, Neshoba, Forrest, Desoto and Jones counties report more than 400 cases. Only Greene, Sharkey and Issaquena counties report 10 or fewer cases.

Nine counties report no deaths from the virus. Most other Mississippi counties report deaths in the single digits. The following 23 counties report 10 or more deaths: Adams (15, unchanged since Thursday), Attala (12, up one), Bolivar (10, unchanged), Chickasaw (12, unchanged), Clarke (16, unchanged), Forrest (32, unchanged), Hancock (10, unchanged), Hinds (24, unchanged), Holmes (22, up one), Jackson (13, unchanged), Jones (12), Kemper (10), Lauderdale (51, up four), Leflore (25, up one), Lincoln (19, unchanged), Madison (20, up one), Monroe (24, up one), Neshoba (27, up four), Pearl River (27, unchanged), Pike (11, unchanged), Scott (10), Smith (10) and Tippah (11, unchanged).

To-date COVID-19 cases and deaths since March 11, including those in long-term care (LTC) facilities:

County Total Cases Total Deaths Total LTC Facility Cases Total LTC Facility Deaths
Adams 180 15 39 8
Alcorn 15 1 0 0
Amite 49 1 7 1
Attala 269 12 79 12
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 134 10 17 4
Calhoun 60 4 23 4
Carroll 113 9 45 7
Chickasaw 125 12 34 8
Choctaw 29 2 0 0
Claiborne 58 1 2 0
Clarke 123 16 17 7
Clay 95 3 0 0
Coahoma 92 3 0 0
Copiah 259 4 0 0
Covington 125 1 1 0
Desoto 442 6 15 2
Forrest 462 32 84 22
Franklin 23 2 2 1
George 19 1 0 0
Greene 7 1 0 0
Grenada 68 2 14 2
Hancock 86 10 7 3
Harrison 230 6 2 1
Hinds 855 24 77 13
Holmes 343 22 72 11
Humphreys 50 6 16 4
Itawamba 81 7 34 6
Jackson 291 13 39 4
Jasper 131 3 0 0
Jefferson 40 0 0 0
Jefferson Davis 69 2 3 1
Jones 422 12 51 5
Kemper 116 10 26 6
Lafayette 116 3 37 0
Lamar 215 4 4 2
Lauderdale 647 51 162 32
Lawrence 82 1 1 0
Leake 373 8 1 0
Lee 99 5 8 1
Leflore 211 25 53 12
Lincoln 231 19 81 15
Lowndes 139 7 17 4
Madison 618 20 89 12
Marion 103 8 14 2
Marshall 68 3 2 0
Monroe 231 24 92 21
Montgomery 77 1 0 0
Neshoba 477 27 64 15
Newton 214 3 3 0
Noxubee 152 4 14 3
Oktibbeha 126 9 29 6
Panola 59 2 0 0
Pearl River 203 27 44 9
Perry 40 2 0 0
Pike 190 11 14 6
Pontotoc 26 2 3 0
Prentiss 37 3 22 3
Quitman 23 0 0 0
Rankin 325 6 5 0
Scott 578 10 13 2
Sharkey 7 0 0 0
Simpson 82 0 4 0
Smith 127 10 29 7
Stone 27 0 0 0
Sunflower 73 3 0 0
Tallahatchie 23 1 0 0
Tate 59 1 2 0
Tippah 69 11 0 0
Tishomingo 22 0 1 0
Tunica 47 2 12 2
Union 68 4 20 3
Walthall 50 0 0 0
Warren 144 6 34 4
Washington 143 4 7 1
Wayne 72 0 2 0
Webster 27 1 0 0
Wilkinson 81 9 5 2
Winston 92 0 0 0
Yalobusha 79 4 24 4
Yazoo 198 2 8 0
Total 12,624 596 1,627 300

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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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Third spike in COVID-19 cases reported Saturday; seven-day average over 600

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With another spike of new COVID-19 cases Saturday, the third in a week, Mississippi’s seven-day average was above 600 for the first time in over a month, further indicating the state may be seeing the beginning of a new surge in cases. Hospitalizations have also continued to rise throughout the week.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported eight new COVID-19 cases in Warren County Saturday and no new deaths. The cumulative number of cases in Warren County to date is 1,467, and the county’s death toll is 53.

Statewide, MSDH reported 957 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 104,638. The seven-day average of new cases is 638, higher by 180 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 Saturday that 16 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide. The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 3,096. 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 Saturday that 10 deaths occurred between Sept. 23 and Oct. 9 in the following counties:

County Deaths reported Saturday
Alcorn 1
George 1
Hancock 1
Montgomery 1
Panola 1
Stone 1
Tippah 1
Washington 2
Winston 1

Six COVID-19 related deaths occurred between Sept. 25 and Oct. 1 and were identified from death certificate reports.

County Deaths identified on death certificate reports
Desoto 1
Hinds 1
Lee 1
Madison 1
Panola 1
Scott 1

New cases and deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9. 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 have shown a definite rise this 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 86.6% of the cumulative 104,638 cases reported Saturday, Oct. 10.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, Saturday, Sept. 19, was 1,380, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 1,327, or about 90.5% of the 1,467 cumulative cases reported as of Saturday, Oct. 10. 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 Saturday, 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 5.9% Friday according to Johns Hopkins University. The national rate is 4.9%, and 5% or lower indicates adequate testing.

The total number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities is 126 Saturday. About 40.5%, or 1,254, 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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