The number of deaths in Sunflower County due to COVID-19 has now apparently hit nine.
According to Sunflower County Coroner Heather Burton, the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Monday count of 8 did not include the death Burton reported to the public on Sunday.
Burton said the ninth person likely died outside the county.
The novel coronavirus has also hit Sunflower County’s long-term care facilities.
This is something that had been held in check since the virus was first reported here in March.
According to MSDH statistics, there is one resident case reported at Ruleville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and one employee tested positive at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility in Ruleville and one tested positive at Indywood Personal Care Home in Indianola.
No deaths have been reported at this time from any of the county’s long-term care facilities related to COVID-19.
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