COVID cases rise, delta variant spreads among unvaccinated in Mississippi
Today, Mississippi is reporting 961 new COVID cases. This comes as the state faces an explosion that’s crippling local hospitals and a rise in delta variant infections.
In a Tuesday press conference held by state health officials, they stressed the importance of vaccinations as the highly transmissible delta variant of the virus is spreading in Mississippi.
State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is urging people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation.
Dobbs says intensive care units are full in 13 Mississippi hospitals and many other hospitals have less than 10 percent of ICU beds open.
Currently in South Mississippi there are developing cases of the delta variant being reported by the Department of Health:
- Hancock County has one case of the delta variant
- Harrison County has 13 delta cases
- Jackson County has two cases
- Stone County has four cases
- Pearl River County has one case of the delta variant
Throughout the state of Mississippi, it is reported that there are 365 delta cases.