Mississippi health department: 2 more pediatric COVID deaths

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Health Department reported Thursday that two more children have died from COVID-19.

The department said both of the people who died were between 11 and 17 years old. Both were eligible for vaccination against COVID-19, but neither had been vaccinated.

Mississippi has had at least 13 pediatric deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic started about two years ago. During that time, the state has reported more than 784,000 cases of the virus and nearly 11,800 deaths.

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