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Warren County surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases with record one-day spike

Warren County reached two new, and unwanted, milestones in the COVID-19 pandemic on Sunday.

Nineteen new cases were reported — a one-day record — to bring the county’s total over 100 since daily reporting by the Mississippi State Department of Health began in April. There have now been 117 confirmed cases in Warren County. The death toll remained at two.

Warren County became the 29th of Mississippi’s 82 counties to surpass 100 total cases.

The MSDH’s totals for Sunday had 9,501 total cases and 430 deaths statewide in Mississippi. The case count rose by 123 from Saturday’s total, and nine new deaths were reported.

In Claiborne County, the number of confirmed cases remained at 41 on Sunday, while the number in Sharkey County remained steady at five. No new cases were reported in either county, and neither has had a COVID-19-related death.

Issaquena remains the only county in the state to not yet report a positive case.

Hinds County has the most reported cases in Mississippi, with 670. Lauderdale County has had the most deaths, however, with 43 among 482 cases. Nearly one-fourth of Lauderdale County’s cases (120) and more than half of its deaths (26) have been in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes.

At least one COVID-19 death has been reported in 68 of Mississippi’s 82 counties.

Nearly 1,500 COVID-19 tests were performed in Mississippi on Saturday, bringing the total to 91,999 according to the MSDH. That number reflects the number of tests performed, and not individuals tests.