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Warren County marks deadliest day thus far during COVID-19 pandemic

Tuesday marked the deadliest day thus far for Warren County in the months-long COVID-19 pandemic.

In its report, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced three new deaths in Warren County, bringing the death toll from the virus to 30.

The three deaths are among the 42 deaths the state reported, pushing the statewide death toll to 1,753.

Warren County announced 12 new cases, which in turn brought the county’s 14-day running thresholds closer to falling below the state’s threshold for being declared a “hot spot.” With the new cases, Warren County has reported 228 new cases over the past 14 days, a ratio of 467 cases per 100,000 residents

The 12 new cases give the county a total of 976 cases reported since March 29.

Even though the state has not been declared a hot spot by the state, any county that has more than 200 cases in 14 days and a ratio of more than 500 cases per 100,000 residents, could be considered one.

The previous deadliest days for Warren County were June 17 and July 8, when the county announced two virus-related deaths.

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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