A 27th Tallahatchie County resident has died of COVID-19, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.
The death was reported in the MSDH daily report Wednesday. No additional information was provided.
The latest local coronavirus fatality is the first reported by MSDH since Oct. 24.
In Tallahatchie County, according to an MSDH Thursday report, 912 people have tested positive for COVID-19.
The first local COVID-19 positive case was reported March 23, and the first death of a Tallahatchian due to the illness was reported April 17.
In other figures from its Thursday report, based on statistics as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, MSDH announced that a total of 130,665 Mississippians have tested positive for the virus since the onset of the pandemic, while 3,514 of those have died.
On the flip side, 87% of Magnolia State residents who have battled the virus are presumed to have recovered, the MSDH added.
New COVID-19 cases in the state totaled 1,271 in Thursday’s report, up from 1,256 announced Wednesday. Seventeen additional deaths were announced each day on Wednesday and Thursday.
A total of 683 Mississippians were said to be hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection on Thursday. Of those hospitalized, 193 were being treated in intensive care units around the state.
Thursday’s reported COVID-19 case totals for Tallahatchie and area counties were as follows, with the previous day’s figures in parenthesis and deaths listed in bold:
» Coahoma: 1,332 (1,326) 37
» Grenada: 1,289 (1,284) 42
» Lafayette: 2,790 (2,764) 45
» Leflore: 1,877 (1,854) 88
» Panola: 1,904 (1,889) 43
» Quitman: 441 (438) 7
» Sunflower: 1,766 (1,758) 54
» Tallahatchie: 912 (910) 27
» Yalobusha: 619 (610) 24
For the latest COVID-19 guidance and case updates for Mississippi, download the MS Ready app, visit www.healthyms.com/covid-19.
MSDH maintains a hotline, 1-877-978-6453, to answer questions about COVID-19. It is open daily from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.