COVID UPDATE: 145 more cases Tuesday in Lincoln County
Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, July 26, 2022
In the previous 24 hours, 145 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Lincoln County.
To date, the county has recorded 9,120 cases and 159 related deaths.
Six new deaths were reported Tuesday across the state, having occurred July 23-25 — two in Harrison County; and one each in Attala, Hinds, Pearl River and Rankin County. Mississippi State Department of Health has recorded 12,609 deaths so far.
Total new cases reported across Mississippi Tuesday were 1,094, bringing the state total to 870,560. In the previous seven days, more than 10,110 cases and 31 deaths have been reported. Approximately 25 percent of people taking tests have received positive results. More than 60 people per day have been hospitalized over that same one-week period.
The community transmission level for Lincoln County remains high. MSDH recommends wearing a mask indoors in public; staying up-to-date with vaccines; and getting tested if you have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness.
Other counties around Lincoln that have a high community transmission level include Copiah, Pike, Amite and Walthall. Lawrence, Franklin and Jefferson counties all have medium community transmission levels. Levels were calculated July 21 using most-recent seven-day totals.
Current totals for counties bordering Lincoln County:
- Amite — 3,497 cases; 69 deaths
- Copiah — 8,091 cases; 121 deaths
- Franklin — 2,081 cases; 38 deaths
- Jefferson — 1,630 cases; 37 deaths
- Lawrence — 3,910 cases; 57 deaths
- Pike — 10,797 cases; 189 deaths
- Walthall — 3,969 cases; 80 deaths