Health Department reports second day of COVID cases in 3,000 range

Today, the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting an additional 3,385 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 22 deaths.
Nineteen deaths occurred between August 5 and August 24. One of those was in George County, three in Harrison County and 1 in Stone County.
Three deaths occurred between August 17 and August 19, identified from death certificate reports — one in Jackson County. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 420,174, with 8,180 deaths.

Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified 18 additional COVID-19 cases in residents of long-term care facilities, and one additional death. Ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities have increased to 186.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is free, safe and greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization and death. All six South Mississippi counties report at least 30% of residents have had at least their first vaccination shot.

  • Hancock County – 32%
  • Harrison County – 40%
  • Jackson County – 39%
  • Pearl River County – 34%
  • Stone County – -39%
  • George County – 34%
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If you are homebound, get help with COVID-19 vaccination by emailing, or call 877-978-6453. To host a local vaccination event at your business or organization, send a request to

To get help with a vaccination appointment or monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, or any COVID-19 related questions, 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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