More than 3,000 COVID cases reported in Mississippi for Aug. 16

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting an additional 3,323 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 67 deaths on Tuesday.
Twenty-nine deaths occurred between August 11 and August 16, and 38 deaths occurred between August 2 and August 13, identified from death certificate reports. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 392,309, with 7,880 deaths. Of those deaths, three were in Harrison County, one in George County and one was in Jackson County.
Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified 26 additional COVID-19 cases in residents of long-term care facilities, and 7 additional deaths. Outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities continue to rise, and 172 are 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
The rates of fully vaccinated residents for the the six South Mississippi counties are as follows Hancock 24%, Harrison 31%, Jackson 30%, George 26%, Stone 29% and Pearl River 24%, although the rates of those who have at least one shot are on the rise.
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.
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