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Warren County new COVID-19 cases spike to 117, statewide cases at 9,501 with 430 deaths

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The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting a big jump in new COVID-19 cases in Warren County Sunday. With 19 new cases reported today, the total number of cases now stands at 117. The county’s death toll is unchanged and stands at two. Twelve cases in one long-term care facility are under investigation in the county, an increase of one case since Saturday.

Statewide, MSDH reports 123 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the total of confirmed cases in Mississippi to 9,501.

MSDH also reports nine additional Mississippians died of COVID-19, bringing the number of deaths in the state to 430.

Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9. 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.

Most of the new cases and deaths reported statewide Sunday are reflected in the cases and deaths in long-term care facilities. The number of individual COVID-19 cases in long-term care facilities total 1,202, an increase of 111 since yesterday, and deaths among residents total 191, an increase of six. About 12.7% of the state’s cases and 44.4% of the state’s deaths are people from long-term care facilities. The number of active outbreaks under investigation is 110, down three since yesterday.

Lauderdale County in East Central Mississippi has the highest number of cases and deaths in long-term care facilities in the state, with 120 cases and 26 deaths. It also has among the highest total COVID-19 cases and deaths reported in the state with 482 cases and the 43 deaths.

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 670 cases as of Sunday, an increase of seven since Saturday, and 15 deaths, unchanged. Nine of the deaths in Hinds were residents in long-term care facilities, and 53 cases in long-term care facilities are under investigation in Hinds County.

In other neighboring counties, Yazoo County reports 164 cases, and increase of two, and two deaths, unchanged since Saturday. Yazoo is reporting one case under investigation in a long-term care facility. Claiborne County reports 41 cases, and Sharkey County reports five cases, both 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, 29 Mississippi counties are now reporting more than 100 cases each, and 12 counties report 200 or more. Hinds, Lauderdale, Scott and Madison counties each 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 (12, up one since yesterday), Chickasaw (10, unchanged), Forrest (21, unchanged), Hancock (10, unchanged), Hinds (15, unchanged), Holmes (19, up one), Jackson (11, unchanged), Lauderdale (43, up one), Leflore (18, unchanged), Lincoln (14, up one), Madison (12, unchanged), Monroe (21, up one), Neshoba (14, up one), Pearl River (24, unchanged), Pike (10, unchanged) and Tippah (11, unchanged) counties. No counties were added to that list Sunday.

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 Sunday, 57% of cases (4,475) and 55% of COVID-19 deaths (203) in Mississippi were among African Americans.

COVID-19 cases are also skewed toward women, with 58.6% 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 402 cases, up 68 since Saturday. As of Sunday, MSDH reports 29 cases in infants less than 1 year old, down one since Saturday. No death among juveniles have been reported in Mississippi.

Deaths and hospitalizations from the virus occur most frequently among those 60 and older. As of Saturday evening, 965 of Mississippi’s cumulative 1,531 hospitalizations, or 63%, were among people over 60, and 88.1% of the state’s deaths (379) have been people over 60.

Current hospitalizations among people with confirmed COVID-19 infections increased by nine people Saturday to 447 patients. Another 198 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 18.1% as of Sunday. 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 9 is 91,999, with 75,525 tests, or about 82%, performed by private labs. About 10.3% 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 9, Mississippi has tested about 3.1% 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 159 12 39 5
Alcorn 10 1 0 0
Amite 38 0 1 0
Attala 190 4 60 4
Benton 13 0 1 0
Bolivar 118 9 16 3
Calhoun 57 4 23 4
Carroll 103 4 45 3
Chickasaw 92 10 25 6
Choctaw 16 2 0 0
Claiborne 41 0 0 0
Clarke 81 8 13 4
Clay 66 3 0 0
Coahoma 71 3 0 0
Copiah 162 1 1 0
Covington 90 1 1 1
Desoto 331 5 1 1
Forrest 314 21 48 10
Franklin 19 1 1 0
George 15 1 0 0
Greene 6 1 0 0
Grenada 51 2 14 2
Hancock 74 10 6 3
Harrison 198 6 1 1
Hinds 670 15 53 9
Holmes 213 19 40 8
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 247 5 25 1
Kemper 92 6 23 4
Lafayette 98 3 36 0
Lamar 152 4 3 2
Lauderdale 482 43 120 26
Lawrence 66 0 1 0
Leake 299 3 0 0
Lee 77 4 5 0
Leflore 185 18 45 8
Lincoln 186 14 64 10
Lowndes 83 3 7 2
Madison 431 12 52 9
Marion 81 7 14 2
Marshall 55 2 0 0
Monroe 199 21 92 19
Montgomery 69 1 0 0
Neshoba 315 14 32 6
Newton 138 1 1 0
Noxubee 102 2 9 2
Oktibbeha 89 4 27 3
Panola 43 2 0 0
Pearl River 189 24 42 6
Perry 34 1 0 0
Pike 168 10 14 5
Pontotoc 24 2 4 0
Prentiss 36 2 22 2
Quitman 17 0 0 0
Rankin 250 6 6 0
Scott 457 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 47 3 13 2
Walthall 39 0 0 0
Warren 117 2 12 0
Washington 82 3 4 1
Wayne 27 0 2 0
Webster 22 1 0 0
Wilkinson 77 9 5 2
Winston 63 0 0 0
Yalobusha 31 0 0 0
Yazoo 164 2 1 0
Total 9,501 430 1,202 191

 

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New COVID-19 cases in Mississippi top 1,000 again Friday; 25 new cases in Warren County

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New COVID-19 cases reported Friday in Mississippi topped 1,000 for the second consecutive day. As Mississippi found out this summer, as new cases rise, so do hospitalizations, and both have been rising steadily since the beginning of October. The state’s seven-day average is nearly at 800.

Mississippi isn’t alone in seeing cases rise. As a whole, the nation is seeing a 25% rise in new case seven-day averages, WJTV reported Thursday, with New Mexico, Vermont, New Hampshire, Montana and Connecticut leading the way. Only two states, Hawaii and Maine, have seen drops in new cases in the past week.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 25 new COVID-19 cases Friday in Warren County — the highest single-day count since August — and no new deaths. The cumulative number of cases in Warren County to date is 1,511, and the county’s death toll is 54.

Statewide, MSDH reported 1,116 new COVID-19 cases Friday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 109,255. The seven-day average of new cases is 796, higher by 306 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 Friday that nine additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide. The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 3,160. 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 Friday that deaths occurred between Oct. 3 and Oct. 15 in the following counties:

County Deaths reported Friday
Coahoma 1
Copiah 1
Harrison 1
Jackson 1
Lauderdale 1
Leflore 2
Lowndes 1
Wilkinson 1

New cases and deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. 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 dropped again through Oct. 3; however, hospitalizations have been showing a rise since then.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, is 598, about half of the late July peak of more than 1,200. The number includes 481 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 117 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 145 were critically ill and in intensive care units and 72 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 86.2% of the cumulative 109,255 cases reported Friday, Oct. 16.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, Friday, Sept. 25, was 1,405, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 1,351, or about 89.4% of the 1,511 cumulative cases reported as of Friday, Oct. 16. The county has an estimated 106 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 Thursday, Oct. 15, is 900,479 or about 30.3% 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 5.2%, and 5% or lower indicates adequate testing.

The total number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities is 128 Friday. About 40.3%, or 1,275, 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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New COVID-19 cases in MS top 1,000 Thursday for the first time in nearly two months

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New COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi topped 1,000 for the first time in nearly two months. The last time the state reported more than 1,000 cases on any one day was Aug. 19. As new cases rise, so do hospitalizations, and both have been rising steadily since the beginning of October.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported five new COVID-19 cases Thursday in Warren County and no new deaths. The cumulative number of cases in Warren County to date is 1,486, and the county’s death toll is 54.

Statewide, MSDH reported 1,322 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 108,139. The seven-day average of new cases is 760, higher by 311 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 Thursday that 12 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide. The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 3,152. 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 12 deaths MSDH reported Thursday, 11 occurred between Oct. 3 and Oct. 14 in the following counties:

County Deaths reported Thursday
Forrest 1
Hinds 2
Jackson 1
Lee 1
Marshall 1
Neshoba 1
Perry 1
Tippah 1
Union 1
Washington 1

One additional COVID-19 related death occurred in Washington County Aug. 23 and was identified from a death certificate report.

New cases and deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. 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. Tuesday, Oct. 13, is 633, about half of the late July peak of more than 1,200. The number includes 500 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 133 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 143 were critically ill and in intensive care units and 72 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 87.1% of the cumulative 108,139 cases reported Thursday, Oct. 15.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, Thursday, Sept. 24, was 1,402, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 1,348, or about 90.7% of the 1,486 cumulative cases reported as of Thursday, Oct. 15. The county has an estimated 84 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 128 Thursday. About 40.4%, or 1,273, 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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Alabama’s coach Nick Saban and Greg Byrne test positive for COVID-19

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Nick Saban (photo courtesy UA Athletics)

University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and UA Athletic Director Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19.

“I found out earlier this afternoon that I had tested positive for COVID-19,” Saban said Wednesday in statement from the university. “I immediately left work and isolated at home. At this time, I do not have any symptoms relative to COVID, and I have taken another PCR test to confirm my diagnosis.”

Byrne also released a statement Wednesday.

“Today, I received notice that my COVID-19 test from this morning came back positive,” Byrne said. “Upon hearing the news, I immediately entered self-isolation and will remain at home and follow all guidelines. We’ve been diligent about mask wearing and social distancing from the start and want to continue to encourage you all to take the necessary precautions to help stop the spread of this virus for yourself and those around you.”

No. 2 Alabama is set to play No. 3 Georgia Saturday. Offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will fill in as interim head coach during Saban’s absence.

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