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Lincoln County has 3 new deaths, 82 new cases

Three new COVID-related deaths and 82 new cases have been reported for Lincoln County since Saturday.

In the latest update from the Mississippi State Department of Health, 1,210 new positive coronavirus tests had been reported as of 3 p.m. Wednesday. Twenty-four new deaths were also reported.

Lincoln County has reported 3,251 cases of COVID-19 and 95 related deaths over the course of the pandemic. There have been 173 long-term care facility cases and 37 LTC deaths.

In the counties bordering Lincoln, none have had reports as high in either category.

  • Amite County has reported 1,072 cases and 30 deaths.
  • Copiah County has had 2,629 cases and 52 deaths.
  • Franklin County has recorded 726 cases and 19 deaths.
  • Jefferson County has had 592 cases and 23 deaths.
  • Lawrence County has reported 1,137 cases and 18 deaths.
  • Pike County has had 2,856 reported cases and 89 related deaths.

The state has recorded 278,532 cases of the virus so far — 175,202 confirmed and 103,330 probable.

The first Mississippi fatality from the coronavirus was recorded March 19, 2020. The victim was a male 60-65 years old from Hancock County who had chronic underlying conditions and died while in a Louisiana hospital, according to MSDH records. At that time, 602 individuals had been tested for the virus by the MSDH Public Health laboratory and private labs that reported results to MSDH. Fifty positive cases had been recorded.

Deaths have reached 6,182 in the 322 days since, averaging just over 19 daily.

Monday, 871 patients were hospitalized statewide with confirmed COVID infections and an additional 59 were suspected to have the virus. Intensive care units had 242 virus patients and 151 on ventilators. The numbers were all lower than three weeks ago, when 1,366 people were hospitalized with confirmed cases, 87 with suspected cases; 347 were in ICUs and 219 were on vents.

MSDH presumes 222,812 people had recovered from the virus as of Jan. 24, the most recent available update.