Report shows record high COVID-19 cases in Warren County
In the newest update by the Mississippi Department of Health, Warren County set a county-high 20 new cases in a single day, breaking the previous high of 19 on May, 10.
The county is also averaging just over 13 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week. According to the Vicksburg Post, this rate is the fastest since the pandemic first started being reported in the county back in March.
The 20 new cases reported on July 2, raise Warren County’s total to 463. Although the number of cases have risen, the death rate has not, as there have been no new COVID-19 related deaths since June 27th. The total virus-related deaths in Warren County remain at 27.
Overall for the state, the seven day average is the highest it has been since the outbreak started.
Governor Tate Reeves has urged Mississippians to follow guidelines on social distancing.
Today MSDH is reporting 870 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 28,770, with 1,092 deaths. 22 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities.
Record high new cases are now being followed by a sharp rise in long-term care facility outbreaks, which have increased to 101 today (up from just 73 two weeks ago).
There are now 101 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities statewide (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
The number of Mississippians currently hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has risen to 602 today, along with 261 suspected COVID-19 cases hospitalized.
More details of COVID-19 in the state, along with preventive steps to take against coronavirus, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.