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Number of cases in Warren County increase slightly overnight

After a day in which no new cases were reported in Warren County, five more were reported Tuesday.

According to information released by the Mississippi State Department of Health, Warren County has now reported 122 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Twelve have been connected to long-term care facilities within the county, but state officials have declined to disclose which facility or facilities those cases are connected to.

Overall, 234 new cases were reported statewide, with 22 new virus-related deaths. The number of virus-related deaths in Warren County has remained at two.

The new deaths were reported in Adams, Attala, Clarke, Forrest, Hinds, Leflore, Madison, Pearl River, Smith, Union and Washington counties.

In Claiborne County, the number of confirmed cases remained at 41 on Tuesday, 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 681. Hinds is also reporting 17 virus-related deaths.

Of the total number of statewide cases, the state is now considering 6,268 as “presumed recovered.”