Dozens of new COVID-19 cases reported in Warren County
Warren County’s ongoing rise in new COVID-19 cases continued Thursday with the announcement by state officials of 33 new cases.
The new cases solidified the county as among those who have surpassed the threshold to be considered a hot spot by state health officials. In the past two weeks, the period most scrutinized by health officials, Warren County has reported 281 new cases and a ratio of 576 cases per 100,000 people.
The state has long said that any county that reports more than 200 cases in a 14-day period, and more than 500 per 100,000 residents, would be a candidate to be declared a hot spot. Warren County reached and surpassed those thresholds on July 24.
Overall, Warren County has now reported 930 COVID-19 cases since the first was reported here on March 29. The county has also reported 24 virus-related deaths in that time.
In its report Thursday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,775 new cases and 48 new virus-related deaths statewide. Among those deaths reported, 23 occurred between July 10 and July 27 and were added following additional investigations by the state.
Since the first case was reported in Mississippi on March 11, the state has reported 57,579 cases and 1,611 deaths.