Hospitalizations due to COVID continue to climb
Singing River Health System had 128 people hospitalized with COVID, the hospital CEO said, and 119 of those were not vaccinated.
The numbers continue to climb in Mississippi. Of those hospitalized at SRHS, 28 are in ICU and 21 of them are on ventilators, said Lee Bond.
Memorial Hospital, on its social media sites, reported 71 hospitalized for COVID, with 90 percent of them not vaccinated. Of those 71, 12 were in ICU and 8 of those were on ventilators.
Statewide, 3,488 new cases and 36 deaths were reported in the state on Monday.
Meanwhile, the vaccination rates are not keeping pace. As of Monday morning, the 100% vaccination rate by county was:
- Harrison County — 30%
- Hancock County — 24%
- Jackson County — 29%
- George County — 25%
- Pearl River County — 23%
- Stone County — 28%
Vaccination events continue to be scheduled to allow residents to be vaccinated for free. Singing River Health System offered these vaccination sites this week:
Tuesday August 10th
D’Iberville Community Vaccine Events (1st dose)
10 a.m.-1 p.m. — D’Iberville Community Center (10542 Lamey Bridge Road)
MGCCC Athletics and Band-Perk Campus
2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, August 11th
Singing River Team Vaccine Events (3) for employees, family and friends (open to community)
Singing River Gulfport 6:30-9am
Singing River Ocean Springs 11am-2pm
Singing River Pascagoula 3-6pm
Biloxi School District Vaccine Event 3:30pm-5:30pm
Thursday, August 12th
Foster’s Heating & Air Vaccine Event for Employees/Community (1st dose)
7 am-8 am, 3416 Suter Road, Gautier
Friday August 13th
Resurrection Catholic School Vaccine Event for School/Students-RCS (1st dose)
11am-12:30pm in RCS Gymnasium