COVID cases still above 4,000 in the state
The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting today an additional 4,085 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 36 deaths.
One of those deaths reported was in Harrison County. Two were reported from Jackson County.
Twenty-six deaths occurred between July 24 and August 17, and ten deaths occurred between November 20, 2020 and August 10, identified from death certificate reports. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 396,394, with 7,916 deaths.
Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified 8 additional COVID-19 cases in residents of long-term care facilities, and 3 additional deaths. Outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities continue to rise steadily, with 182 now ongoing.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is free, safe and is proving very effective at preventing illness, hospitalization and death. You can be vaccinated at any of our free sites, or at hundreds of providers statewide. Find vaccination information, COVID-19 data reports, and guidance on our website at https://msdh.ms.gov/covid-19
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, Hancock County had a 25% vaccination rate; Harrison County was at 31% and Jackson was at 30%.
However, the rate of those with at least the first dose of vaccine in those counties is up to 30% for Hancock County, 38% for Harrison and 37% for Jackson County.
If you are homebound, get help with COVID-19 vaccination by emailing COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov, or call 877-978-6453.
For questions about COVID-19, or to get help with a vaccination appointment, call the Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline at 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.