JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) — Mississippi has hit another record number of reported cases in one day. Between 3 p.m. Monday and 3 p.m. Tuesday, MSDH reported 8,204 new cases and 26 deaths in the state.
That report was released Thursday morning after delays on Wednesday prevented MSDH from publishing its daily figures.
On Wednesday, there were 2,236 new cases and two new deaths reported in the state’s six lower counties. Those cases were in the following counties: Harrison County (791), Jackson County (789), Pearl River County (228), Hancock County (240), George County (123) and Stone County (65). One new death between January 2-11 was reported in Hancock County and one new death between November 19 and December 30 in Harrison County.
As of January 11 at 3 p.m., a total of 616,972 cases and 10,589 deaths were reported in Mississippi.
*The numbers below have not been updated for Tuesday, January 11. We will update them as soon as they are updated on the MSDH site.*
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As of January 11, 1,267 people had been hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of these, 241 were in the IC. That’s a 57% increase over the seven-day period between January 2 and 9, 2022.
COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are available at no cost to Mississippians at MSDH locations across the state and at local pharmacies and health care providers. Overall, the Mississippi Department of Health reports that 48% of the inhabitants of the state are fully vaccinated from December 28. That’s much lower than the national average of vaccinated Americans, which currently sits at 62%. As for booster shots, 29% of Mississippians have received one.
To see the most recent MSDH vaccination report, Click here.
Anyone wishing to be tested for COVID-19 can pre-screen by calling one of the following hotlines:
- Memorial Hospital Coronavirus Hotline: 228-867-5000
- Singing River Health System Coronavirus Hotline: 228-809-5000
- MS Dept. of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453.
To determine the likely number of people who have recovered from the virus, state health officials say the patient must meet one of two criteria. For patients who have NOT been hospitalized, they are considered recovered if they have not tested positive for the virus after 14 days. For patients who have been hospitalized or whose hospitalization was unknown, they are considered to have recovered if it has been 21 days or more since they tested positive.
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