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COVID-19 trends in Warren County remain positive

For the past week, the number of new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County has remained low, averaging just three per day. Thursday, that number jumped slightly higher as five new cases were reported.

Thursday marked the first report filed in October, and it is hoped this month could be as good, if not better, than September when it comes to the spread of the virus in Warren County.

In September, Warren County reported 104 total cases, an average of 3.47 per day. It was the lowest monthly total during the months-long pandemic since May, when 103 cases were reported during the month, for an average of 3.32 per day. September also tied a mark with April in reporting the fewest number of virus-related deaths during the pandemic with four.

July was the worst month, with 521 cases for an average of 16.8 per day. The number dipped in August to 11.87, and then saw a massive decline in September.

Since the first case was confirmed in Warren County on March 29, the county has reported 1,423 cases and 50 deaths. The first virus-related death was reported on April 6.

As a state, health officials have now reported 98,886 total cases and 2,979 deaths. If recent averages hold firm, the state could cross the 100,000-case mark this weekend or early next week. The first case reported in Mississippi was March 11.

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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