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Two more COVID-19 deaths have been added to Leflore County’s toll, bringing it to 79.

The deaths were among 12 reported Sunday for Mississippi by the state Department of Health.


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The two deaths in Leflore County occurred between Aug. 26 and Sept. 4 and were attributed to COVID-19 by coroner’s death certificate reports. Other information about the victims was not immediately available.

After going more than a week without any new deaths reported, the county has had three added over the weekend. It has the fifth-highest number of deaths of the state's 82 counties.

Since the outbreak began in mid-March, Mississippi has recorded 2,697 deaths from the virus.

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