New COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Warren County

Published 10:27 am Wednesday, January 6, 2021

January is off to a horrific start in Warren County’s battle with the months-long COVID-19 pandemic.

Not only has Warren County seen a record 254 new cases in just the first six days of the month, but Wednesday’s report from the Mississippi State Department of Health also confirmed 83 new cases — the second-highest one-day total thus far.

In the first six days of December, which proved to be the worst month overall, the county saw 162 cases. December finished with 956 cases.

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After the first few days in January, Warren County is on pace for more than 1,300 cases this month.

In addition to the near-record number of new cases Wednesday, state health officials also reported an additional virus-related death in the county. Since the first case was reported in Warren County on March 29, the county has reported 2,997 cases and 81 virus-related deaths.