COVID-19 deaths in Pearl River County remain steady
The number of COVID-19 cases within Mississippi continue to rise, but the number of deaths within Pearl River County have stayed mostly steady since late May.
Statewide, there have been 26,400 confirmed cases of the virus in the state, with 167 additional cases classified as “probable,” the Mississippi State Department of Health reports. Of those cases, 1,042 deaths occurred, with an additional 17 classified as “probable.”
Within Pearl River County, 237 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported, of which 32 deaths have been attributed. On May 27, the MSDH reported Pearl River County had 206 cases and 31 deaths.
Counties with more cases and deaths than Pearl River County as of Sunday include Forrest with 786 cases and 42 deaths, Hinds with 2,048 cases and 38 deaths, Holmes with 514 cases and 40 deaths, Jones with 1,033 cases and 49 deaths, Lauderdale with 872 cases and 78 deaths, Leflore with 455 cases and 48 deaths, Lincoln with 430 cases and 33 deaths and Neshoba with 938 cases and 68 deaths. The county with the most cases is Hinds with 2,048 cases and 38 deaths. The county with the least amount of cases and deaths is Issaquena with six cases and one death.
As of June 28, 12,009 of the statewide cases were reported in African American residents, resulting in 517 deaths. The number of white residents who tested positive in Mississippi totaled 6,310, of which 406 deaths were reported. The remaining cases were attributed to other ethnicities, MSDH reports.
Underlying conditions such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, lung disease or renal disease were noted in the deaths within Mississippi.
According to statistics on the MSDH website, deaths categorized in age groups entail: 7 deaths in the 18-29 age group; 17 deaths in the 30 to 39 age group; 47 deaths in the 40-49 age group; 94 deaths in the 50-59 age group; 228 deaths in the 60-69 age group; 283 deaths in the 70-79 age group; 241 deaths in the 80-89 age group and 142 deaths in the 90 and older age group. No deaths have been reported in persons younger than 18 in this state.
Of the total cases, about 14 percent of the patients needed to be hospitalized, with about 10 percent classified as unknown. The remaining 75 percent did not need hospitalization.