Lincoln County COVID-19 Update: Lincoln now at 250 confirmed cases, 27 deaths

Published 4:23 pm Friday, May 29, 2020

There have been six new deaths among Lincoln County residents connected to COVID-19 recorded since Monday. Five of those deaths have been among staff and residents of long-term care facilities.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the county to 27. There have been 250 confirmed cases in Lincoln County, with 86 from long-term care facilities.

Statewide, there have been an additional 1,059 cases and 58 deaths recorded by the Mississippi State Department of Health as of Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 14,790, with 1,839 being in long-term care facilities. Mississippi has had 710 deaths from the disease since the outbreaks began.

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As of Sunday, MSDH estimates that 9,401 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have recovered. These estimates count people who have tested positive for COVID-19 after 14 days without hospitalization or 21 days with hospitalization.

As of Thursday, an additional 11,684 people have been tested for the disease statewide, bringing the total number of people tested in the state to 166,308. Of those, King’s Daughters Medical Center has sent in 1,356 tests, and 190 have been returned positive.

Both MSDH and KDMC are offering testing. Those receiving testing through the MSDH must complete pre-screening through a smartphone app or by phone. More information can be found at Mississippi also has a COVID-19 hotline available seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. at 877-978-6453.

People who want to receive tests from KDMC are advised to call 601-835-9455 before visiting. The screening site can be found by following the signs on Brookman Drive behind the hospital.

Divided by race and ethnicity, 130 of Lincoln County’s cases have registered as white, 91 as black/African American and 3 as Hispanic or “other.”

Cases and deaths by age group through May 28 in Mississippi:

Age 1 and under — 63 cases; no deaths

Ages 1-5 — 185 cases; no deaths

Ages 6-10 — 204 cases; no deaths

Ages 11-17 — 446 cases; no deaths

Ages 18-29 — 2,583 cases; two deaths

Ages 30-39 — 2,325 cases; 12 deaths

Ages 40-49 — 2,492 cases; 24 deaths

Ages 50-59 — 2,293 cases; 52 deaths

Ages 60-69 —1,895 cases; 162 deaths

Ages 70-79 — 1,161 cases; 198 deaths

Ages 80-89 — 811 cases; 166 deaths

Age 90 and older — 330 cases; 94 deaths