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As More People Get Checked Cornavirus Death Rate Plummets


JACKSON, MS ( Ben Caxton) — As more people are checked and come back positive for carrying the Wuhan-COVID-19-Coronavirus the percentage of those dying out of those who have tested positive is plummeting. The latest figures show 22,781 positive cases in Mississippi as of this weekend out of 37,733 tested with 98 confirmed deaths. And the tests are generally only administered yet to those showing symptoms of the disease or just prior to admission. Hospital admissions through 6:00 PM April 12 have gone up by just 1 over the past two days. In the immediate area, Leflore Country reports 4 deaths associated with COVID-19, Bolivar 3, and Washington 2. One death has been reported in each of Coahoma, Yazoo, Sunflower, and Tunica Counties. Mississippi also says that as of the weekend 58 long term care facilities across the state are experiencing an “outbreak” of the virus. For well over 98% of the people who test positive for the virus worldwide the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms like fever and cough which clear up in two to three weeks but occasionally also milder cases of pneumonia that sometimes require hospitalization. The risk of death is greater for older adults, and men, African-Americans, and people with underlying health problems.

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