COVID-19 stats updated over the weekend

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Within the state of Mississippi 22,136 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, of which 961 deaths occurred, according to statistics from Mississippi State Department of Health. There were also 151 cases reported as probable, of which 17 deaths are assumed to be due to the virus.
Within Pearl River County, 32 people of 226 cases have died as a result of the virus, according to statistics released on Monday.
Twelve of the COVID-19 deaths were part of a total of 47 cases within long term care facilities in Pearl River County.
Issaquena County is still the only county in this state without a reported case of the virus, while Hinds County leads the state in the number of cases at 1,536 of which 33 deaths were attributed to the virus. The county in this state with the most deaths is currently Lauderdale, with 77 deaths from 847 total reported cases.
As of June 21, 10,471 of the statewide cases were reported in African American residents, resulting in 484 deaths. The number of white residents reporting cases in Mississippi totaled 5,368, of which 383 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: six deaths in the 18-29 age group; 17 deaths in the 30 to 39 age group; 43 deaths in the 40-49 age group; 78 deaths in the 50-59 age group; 212 deaths in the 60-69 age group; 266 deaths in the 70-79 age group; 223 deaths in the 80-89 age group and 133 deaths in the 90 and older age group. No deaths have been reported in persons younger than 18 in this state.
Only 15.1 percent of the cases reported required hospitalization, with another 7.6 percent listed as unknown, leaving the remaining 77.4 percent of people diagnosed with the virus not requiring hospital care.
Of the total cases reported, 41 percent were males and 58.3 percent were females.
MSDH estimates that about 17,242 people have recovered from COVID-19 as of June 21.
Within the United States, there have so far been 2.2. million reported cases of the virus, of which 119,923 people have died.
Worldwide, there have been about 9 million confirmed cases of the virus, that resulted in 469,378 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University and Medical website.

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