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All but One Mississippi Covid Death from Long Term Care Facilities


JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The latest figures from the state of Mississippi show 3 more deaths in the state attributed to the Wuhan-COVID19-Coronavirus bringing the total number to 29. So far just1358 people have tested positive for the virus, most of those only after having already experienced some experiencing flu-like symptoms. A number of the reported Coronoavirus deaths also include people with underlying conditions who died of pneumonia or other pre-existing conditions but had also tested positive for the disease. Bolivar, Leflore, have reported 1 death attributed to the Coronavirus, both from Long Term Care facilities. Another death in Sunflower County was a woman in her mid 70’s. Currently, 21 people have tested positive for the virus in Leflore County, 26 in Coahoma County, 31 in Washington, and 32 in Boliver. Of the 29 deaths preliminarily associated with COVID-19 so far, 5 have been in the 60-69 age group, 20 in the 70 plus age group, and all but one were living in long term care facilities at the times of their death.

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