Tenth pediatric COVID-19 death in Mississippi reported

The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed the tenth pediatric COVID-19 death today.

The department says none of the pediatric deaths were vaccinated.

Since COVID was diagnosed in Mississippi in 2020, the MSDH has reported one infant death, two deaths in the one to five age range, one death in the six to 10 age range, and six deaths in the 11 to 17 age range.

State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers encourages parents to discuss childhood vaccination with their health care provider.

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