State reports more cases, additional COVID-19 death in Warren County
Another Warren County resident has died as a result of the COVID-19 virus.
The death was reported Tuesday by the Mississippi State Department of Health, bringing the number of deaths connected to the virus to 22. It also marked the fifth death this month.
The death Tuesday was the 13th not connected to one of the county’s long-term care facilities, which have accounted for nine of the county’s total.
The county also reported 12 new COVID-19 cases, which pushes the total number of cases reported since the local outbreak began on March 29 to 612. The total number of estimated active cases did drop slightly Tuesday, falling to 165.
So far in July, the county has reported an average of slightly more than 13 cases per day. In June, the county reported just over eight new cases per day.
Statewide, health officials announced 862 new cases and 23 new deaths. Since the state reported its first case on March 11, the state has now reported 37,542 cases and 1,272 virus-related deaths.
Also Tuesday, state health officials reported the number of patients hospitalized with the virus has spiked to a pandemic-high of 805. The number of patients in intensive care units (227) and on ventilators (126) also reached new highs.
Yazoo County Tuesday reported 574 cases and seven deaths, while the number of Sharkey County cases bumped up to 52 overall. Claiborne County now reports 318 cases and 11 deaths. Issaquena County announced it now has 11 cases and one death.
Officials in Louisiana reported Tuesday that Madison Parish now has had 441 confirmed cases, with four virus-related deaths.