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3 new COVID deaths reported for Lincoln County

Three new COVID-related deaths have been reported in Lincoln County as Mississippi reports 38 new deaths statewide and 2,186 new positive test results Friday morning.

One Lincoln County death occurred between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28, and two others were reported based on death certificate reports from Dec. 5-Jan. 22, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

There have now been 92 deaths recorded for the county and 3,169 positive cases, up 55 cases over the past two days.

Mississippi has now had 272,662 cases reported for COVID-19 — 172,305 confirmed positive test results and 100,357 probable cases, which are determined by testing methods such as antibody or antigen and symptoms consistent with the coronavirus.

Nearly 6,000 deaths have been recorded — 4,356 confirmed COVID-related fatalities and 1,627 probable, for a total of 5,983.

As of Thursday evening, 956 individuals were hospitalized statewide for COVID, the lowest one-day total in 21 days. The highest day in that time period was 1,402 hospitalizations on Jan. 8. On Thursday, 244 patients were reported as being in an intensive care unit and 149 were reported on ventilators; 43 were hospitalized with suspected infections. All three of these numbers were also at their lowest in the past 21 days.

MSDH presumes 222,812 people have recovered from the virus as of Wednesday.

 

Testing

COVID testing is still available in Brookhaven at King’s Daughters Medical Center and the Lincoln County Health Department.

The KDMC 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 and Sunday. Call 601-835-9455 to make an appointment.

Testing is also available for those without insurance, on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. outside the Lincoln County Health Department, 1212 Northpark Lane NE, Brookhaven. Interested persons should call 601-496-7200 before arriving.

To find more testing facilities in the state, visit HealthyMS.com and click on “Getting Tested.”