The Mississippi State Department of Health reports the fourth COVID-19 death in Warren County Friday. The person who died was another resident in a long-term care facility. With two new cases reported, the total number of cases in the county now stands at 129. The county has 33 cases in one long-term care facility under investigation, an increase of 17 cases.
Statewide, MSDH reports another big spike in new COVID-19 cases Friday. The 318 new cases bring the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 10,801.
MSDH also reports 13 additional Mississippians died of COVID-19. bringing the number of deaths in the state to 493. Two of the deaths were from May 4 and 5 and were identified through death certificate reports.
Deaths and new cases were reported as of 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14. 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 6,268 through May 3, the agency reported Monday, May 11. This figure will be updated weekly.
The Vicksburg Daily News will provide additional information in this story from MSDH as soon as possible.