State Health Department sees COVID case numbers fall slightly

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting an additional 3,291 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 111 deaths.

Forty-one deaths occurred between August 19 and August 23. Of those deaths, 1 was in Hancock, 8 in Harrison, 1 in Pearl River, and 1 in Stone counties.

There were 70 deaths that occurred between June 25 and August 20, identified from death certificate reports. Of those deaths, 7 were in Harrison, 3 in Pearl River and 1 in Stone counties.

Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 416,789, with 8,158 deaths.

Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified 27 additional COVID-19 cases in residents of long-term care facilities, and 6 additional deaths. Outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities have risen to 184, all 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.

Harrison County now has 40% of the populated with at least one vaccination shot. Hancock has 31%, Jackson 38%, Stone 39%, Pearl River 34% and George 33% with at least one shot.

Find vaccination information, COVID-19 data reports, and guidance on our website at https://msdh.ms.gov/covid-19

If you are homebound, get help with COVID-19 vaccination by emailing COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov, or call 877-978-6453.

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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