THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — The number of deaths, hospitalizations, and newly uncovered people with active COVID-19 infections continues to slowly rise across the south to start the week while at the same time nationally, the U.S. saw the daily count of deaths associated in one way or another with the disease fell to its lowest number in two weeks. In Mississippi, 859 people are hospitalized, and 183 have died. Concerns are growing about the 79 long term care facilities fighting COVID-19 outbreaks, and what looks like a soon to be discovered of flood of positive cases in the state prison system. Locally 12 people have died in Leflore County, six in Bolivar County, 3 in Washington, and 2 in Sunflower and Warren Counties. The virus causes mild or moderate symptoms like fever and cough which clear up in two to three weeks but occasionally also milder cases of pneumonia develop that sometimes require hospitalization. The risk of death is greater for older adults, men, African-Americans, and especially people already ill battling other health issues.[sc name=”twitterfollow”]
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