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Lincoln County COVID-19 Update: 31 additional virus cases, 2 more deaths

The case rate for COVID-19 has jumped up again, with numbers slowly climbing in Lincoln County.

The Mississippi State Department of Health Friday morning reported 1,610 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi, with 28 new deaths.

For Lincoln County, the number of cases reached 649. This is an increase of 31 since Tuesday. There were 38 deaths, with an increase of two since Tuesday.

There was a single death in each of Bolivar, Forrest, Jefferson Davis, Lauderdale, Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Pike, Sunflower, Union and Walthall counties. Hinds and Pearl River counties had two additional deaths each, and Washington County had three additional deaths.

There were 11 confirmed COVID-19 related deaths that occurred between July 5 and July 17 identified from death certificate reports. There was one additional death in each of the following counties: George, Harrison, Holmes, Jones, Leake, Lincoln, Lowndes, Simpson, Tallahatchie, Tunica and Yazoo.

There were 183 current outbreaks in long-term care facilities. These facilities are considered to have outbreaks if one or more cases are found among staff or residents.

The total number of cases across the state reached 49,663 with 1,463 total deaths. There are 30,315 cases presumed to have recovered from COVID-19.

A total of 426,320 tests have been conducted, with 410,867 of those detecting COVID-19 infection in an individual and 15,453 of those testing for COVID-19 antibodies.

As of Thursday evening, 975 patients were hospitalized for the coronavirus in Mississippi, with 279 being treated in intensive care and 163 were on ventilators.

There were 115 outbreaks in long-term care facilities, with 27 deaths.

Testing is taking place all over Mississippi, including in Lincoln County.

The COVID Screening site is 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.

Traffic for this site should enter from Brookman Drive behind the hospital. Signs will be visible to help direct you to the screening site. Call 601-835-9455 to set up an appointment.