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Number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County increasing

As Mississippi has seen the daily average of new COVID-19 cases rise, so too has Warren County.

Over the past two weeks, Warren County has seen an average of 4.3 new cases per day, the highest level since September 10. That average was pushed higher by Saturday’s report when state health officials announced eight new cases in the county.

Since the start of October, Warren County has reported 49 total cases, compared to September when 33 total cases were reported. September was showed a positive downward trend in the local pandemic, but local health officials are concerned about October’s beginning.

“Hospital numbers are ticking back up again which really concerns us,” Dr. Dan Edney with Medical Associates of Vicksburg said last week. “We’re Ok right now but praying that it doesn’t continue to worsen.”

Since the first local case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Warren County on March 29, the county has now reported 1,467 total cases and 53 virus-related deaths. The last death connected to COVID-19 in Warren County was reported Thursday.

As a state, health officials have now confirmed 104,638 cases and 3,096 deaths. Of the total cases, the state estimates 90,577 have recovered.

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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