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More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in state overnight

Mississippi has seen far higher numbers of new cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks, but Thursday surpassed a one-day mark that was shocking.

Overnight, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced 1,092 cases and five new deaths, one of which was reported in Warren County.

With the new cases, Mississippi has now reported 24,516 cases during the pandemic and 1,016 deaths.

In Warren County, 13 new cases were reported overnight, pushing the total reported during the pandemic to 371 in the county and now 16 deaths. The new cases also pushed the number of estimated active cases in the county to 123 cases, which is the highest number thus far during the pandemic.

The death reported Thursday also marks the third time Warren County has reported deaths on back-to-back days.

Claiborne County also reported a virus-related death Thursday, the county’s 10th overall death. The county also reported Thursday the number of confirmed cases during the pandemic had reached 200.

Sharkey County reported two more cases Thursday, pushing its overall total to 20. And, for the first time during the pandemic, Issaquena County has reported confirmed COVID-19 cases. The county reported two cases Thursday.

Yazoo County now reports 426 cases with six virus-related deaths.

In Madison Parish, Louisiana State Health Department officials announced 324 overall cases as of Thursday.