Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Warren County inches higher

Published 10:51 am Friday, April 10, 2020

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday announced 209 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 2,469. It also announced the number of virus-related deaths had grown to 82.

In Warren County, the number of confirmed cases has grown to 12. Friday, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said he believes this total does include anyone from Warren County who tested positive from last week’s one-day test site at Pemberton Square Mall where 75 total people were tested.

Surrounding Warren County, Madison Parish, La., has two confirmed cases, Claiborne County has three confirmed cases, Sharkey has three, and Issaquena County is yet to record its first confirmed case.

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In Hinds County, the number of confirmed cases is 219. Overall in Yazoo County, the state is reporting 55 confirmed cases of the virus, with one virus-related death.

The statewide shelter-in-place order issued April 1 by Gov. Tate Reeves extends through Monday, April 20 at 8 a.m. A similar shelter-in-place order, issued by the city of Vicksburg extends until Monday, April 20 at 5 p.m. An order issued by the Warren County Board of Supervisors goes until Monday, April 20 at noon.

The local orders, which include additional restrictions on businesses and closures, including the county-controlled Clear Creek Golf Course, also include a city-wide juvenile curfew that lasts from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. each day. This is in addition to another city-wide curfew, for all other residents, that goes from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. each day.