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Cases jump to 519 in county

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge across Lincoln County and across the state.

As of July 10, Mississippi saw 1,031 new positive COVID-19 tests. There were 11 new COVID-19 related deaths. There was one new death each in Claiborne, Desoto, Grenada, Harrison, Hinds, Jackson and Lee counties. Neshoba and Wayne counties had two new deaths each.

There are 109 new outbreaks in long-term care facilities. Outbreaks occur when either a resident or an employee contract the virus.

For Lincoln County, there are 519 total cases, which is an increase of 35 from Monday. There have been 35 deaths, with one being added to the count since Monday.

The number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities is 114, with 26 deaths occurring.

There are 34,622 total cases in Mississippi, with 1,215 deaths. The Department of Health presumes 22,167 have recovered from the virus.

343,035 tests have been conducted, with 330,011 being for the coronavirus and 13,024 testing for COVID-19 antibodies.

The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus that causes flu-like symptoms ranging from mild to severe, with symptoms of fever, coughing, fatigue and difficulty breathing.

Like the flu, COVID-19 is thought to spread person-to-person by close contact (within 6 feet) and by coughing or sneezing.

Other possible routes of transmission may include touching surfaces contaminated by the virus.

King’s Daughters Medical Center has a COVID-19 testing center located behind the Emergency Room and will be open to the public 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m-2 p.m Saturday & Sunday.

This screening is for individuals 12 years of age and up. To set up an appointment, call 601-835-9455. Traffic for this site should enter from Brookman Drive behind the hospital.


Story by Gracie Byrne