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Number of COVID-19 cases falling in Vicksburg and Warren County

After a slight surge in mid-to-late October, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County has fallen once again.

Tuesday, officials from the Mississippi State Department of Health announced just one new case was confirmed in the county, and no new cases were confirmed on Monday.

With the low numbers reported, the 7-day average of new cases in Warren County fell below four (3.4) for the first time since early October. The two-week average, a key indicator for state health officials, fell to its lowest number (4.07) since early October.

The Vicksburg Warren School District also reported positive news Monday afternoon, reporting just one new case among students or district personnel last week. The lone case involved a student at River City Early College.

The good news comes just after officials with the city of Vicksburg and Warren County extended mask mandates and social distancing measures. The city Monday extended its order through at least Dec. 2, while the Warren County Board of Supervisors voted to extend its orders through Jan. 4, 2021.

In each case, the mandates require anyone entering a business or public building, or those times when social distancing is not an option, to wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose.

The city’s mask mandate has been in place since July 18, while the county’s mask mandate has been in place since July 20.

Overall, the county has now reported 1,584 cases of COVID-19 and 56 virus-related deaths. The first confirmed case in Warren County was reported on March 29. The first death connected to the virus in Warren County was reported on April 6.

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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