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Number of estimated active COVID-19 cases in Warren County hits new mark

The number of estimated active COVID-19 cases in Warren County reached another high-water mark Monday with the announcement of six new cases by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

With the new cases, the estimated active case total moved to 71, the highest since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. The 71 count is one more than the number reached Friday.

Overall, Warren County has reported 258 cases since the first case was reported in the county on March 29. During the outbreak, the county has also reported 12 virus-related deaths with the last death being reported on June 8.

State health officials have also scheduled a one-day test site for Warren County for Thursday from noon until 4 p.m. at Pemberton Square Mall, 3505 Pemberton Square Blvd.

Mississippians who want to be tested must first complete a free screening from a UMMC clinician through an online questionnaire found at umc.edu/covidscreening. Or, they can call the UMMC Center for Telehealth at (601) 496-7200 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Anyone determined to need testing will be given an appointment date and time at the testing site most convenient.

In its reporting Monday, the state reported 283 new cases statewide with four additional deaths. The new cases bring the total number reported during the pandemic 19,799, with 895 deaths.

The number of cases reported during the pandemic in Claiborne County reached 140 overall Monday, with eight deaths.

Claiborne County, which will host a drive-through test site Monday at Claiborne County Parks and Recreation, 1120 Highway 61 North, from noon until 4 p.m., now reports 138 cases with eight virus-related deaths.

Sharkey again reported eight overall cases with all but one of those now presumed recovered. Issaquena County remains the only county in the state to not yet report a positive case.

In Yazoo County, the overall number of cases moved to 348 cases with six deaths.

Also Monday, the Louisiana Department of Health announced the number of cases in Madison Parish had jumped to 286 overall, an increase of 16 new cases overnight.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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