3 COVID deaths reported in Lincoln County this week

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, February 3, 2022

One more Lincoln County COVID-19 death was reported Thursday, making it the third such death reported this week for the county.

All three were identified from death certificate reports Nov. 8, 2021, until Jan. 27, so may not indicate recent deaths.

Seventy-two new cases of the virus were reported Thursday for Lincoln County, totaling 241 new cases reported for Tuesday-Thursday, an average of just more than 80 per day. Lincoln has now reported 7,615 cases of the virus and 146 related fatalities. With a population of 34,907, 0.4 percent of the county’s population has died from the virus, and 21.8 percent of residents have tested positive.

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The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 6,416 new positive test results statewide Thursday and 32 deaths, 10 of which occurred Jan. 5-Feb. 2, and the rest from death certificates.

Mississippi has now recorded 744,023 cases and 11,202 deaths over the course of the pandemic.

In Lincoln County’s neighbors, Lawrence County has reported 3,333 cases and 46 deaths. Franklin has marked 1,806 cases and 35 deaths. Copiah County has reported 6,531 cases and 101 deaths.

Jefferson County has had 1,406 cases and 35 deaths. Amite County has reported 2,999 cases and 61 deaths.

Pike County has reached 8,620 cases and 167 deaths. Walthall County has reported 3,343 cases and 72 connected deaths.

Two counties have reported more than 500 deaths each — Harrison and Hinds, at 600 and 709, respectively. Because the counties are Mississippi’s most densely populated, however, percentage of cases and deaths to the number of residents is represented by a relatively small number. In Harrison County, the second largest county, 600 deaths are 0.28 percent of its population, and its 48,647 cases represent 23.3 percent of its residents.

Hinds County’s 50,166 cases and 709 deaths represent 22 percent of its total population, and 0.3 percent, respectively.

Issaquena County, however, has the state’s lowest population — only 1,338 — and the lowest case and death numbers. Due to its low residency, its 247 cases represent 18.4 percent of the population and eight deaths are 0.6 percent of its residents.