JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) — The Mississippi State Department of Health on Tuesday reported 652 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new deaths in the state. The number of new cases is the total reported from 3 p.m. Sunday to 3 p.m. Monday.
In the six lower counties of the state, there were 144 new cases and one new death. The new cases were reported in Harrison County (87), Jackson County (32), Pearl River County (14), Hancock County (5), Stone County (3) and George County (2). The only one dead was in Harrison County.
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As of December 6 at 3 p.m., a total of 517,138 cases and 10,306 deaths were reported in Mississippi.
*The charts and information below have not yet been updated on the MSDH website.*
As of December 6, 197 people had been hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of these, 54 were in the ICU and 32 on a ventilator. The majority of those hospitalized have not been vaccinated, according to MSDH.
Cases are highest among adults aged 25-39 years, warns MSDH. However, the majority of people who have died from COVID-19 are over the age of 65.
COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are available for free to Mississippians at MSDH locations across the state and at local pharmacies and health care providers. In total, the Mississippi Department of Health reports that 47% of the state’s residents were fully vaccinated as of Nov. 24. For the most recent MSDH vaccination report, Click here.
Click here for more information about vaccinations, including where to make appointments.
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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