Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
For the past 122 days Coahoma County has averaged about two cases of COVID-19 a day, but it suddenly spiked this past weekend and local and state health authorities are searching through data on what led to the sudden increase.
Coahoma County reported its seventh death from COVID-19 Friday, but the MSDH clarified the death happened between May 11 and July 7 and was based on the death certificate report that listed the county of residence.
Cases of COVID-19 continue to climb across the state, but the number of deaths appears to be stabilizing. Coahoma County reported its sixth death on June 21.
With massive testing ongoing across the state, Mississippi has now reported 28,770 cases of coronavirus and 1,092 deaths, with 10 deaths reported Friday.
While COVID-19 is still out there, Mississippi is reporting single digit fatality numbers for the third straight day Monday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported eight deaths due to coronavirus on Saturday, two on Sunday and four Monday.