State Health Department reports more than 7,000 COVID cases over the weekend

Today MSDH is reporting an additional 7,249 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 56 deaths for the three-day period August 20 through August 22.
Forty-three deaths occurred between August 12 and August 22 with 1 in Hancock, 4 in Harrison and 1 in Pearl River counties.
There also were 13 deaths occurred between August 6 and August 16, identified from death certificate reports. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 413,498, with 8,047 deaths.
Outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities have unfortunately increased again, with 178 now ongoing.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is free, safe and is proving 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.
In addition, the Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer vaccine on Monday morning.
As of Friday, there were 25% fully vaccinated in Hancock, 32% in Harrison, 30% in Jackson, 25% in Pearl River, 30% in Stone and 26% in George counties.
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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