Department of Health reporting 2,000 new cases of COVID

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported an additional 2,094 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and eight deaths.
Six deaths occurred between July 29 and August 5, and two deaths occurred between July 27 and July 31, identified from death certificate reports. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 358,149, with 7,621 deaths.
Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified 22 additional COVID-19 cases in residents of long-term care facilities, and two additional deaths. There are currently 152 ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.
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 
Biloxi Main Street is offering vaccines during the First Friday Block Party from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown.
Diamondhead on Thursday announced a mask mandate for everyone at City Hall until further notice.
Singing River Health System is hosting community vaccination events at the following times and locations:
  •  Friday Aug. 6 Gulfport Premium Outlet Mall, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday Aug. 7 Coast Transit Biloxi, 9 a.m. to noon
  • Monday, Aug. 9 DoubleTree Hotel Biloxi 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 10 D’Iberville Community Center 10:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday Aug. 12 Foster’s Heating and Air, Gautier 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport is offering a live Q&A at noon today with an infectious disease expert on its Facebook page.

The State Health Department also notes that if you are homebound, get help with COVID-19 vaccination by emailing, 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.
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