MSDH: Nearly 570 Mississippians added to COVID-19 list

Another 569 Mississippians were diagnosed with COVID-19 Wednesday.
Another 569 Mississippians were diagnosed with COVID-19 Wednesday.(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 3:26 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – The Mississippi State Department of Health said Thursday that

nearly 570 new cases of COVID-19 had been reported.

MSDH said Thursday that 569 new coronavirus cases had been reported by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Three new deaths also were reported between Nov. 25 and Nov. 30, including one in Jones County.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 515,208 and 10,290, respectively.

In the eight Pine Belt counties, 57,304 COVID-19 cases and 1,049 deaths have been reported since February 2020:

  • Covington: 4,348 cases, 95 deaths
  • Forrest: 13,829 cases, 260 deaths
  • Jasper: 3,412 cases, 66 deaths
  • Jones: 14,155 cases, 248 deaths
  • Lamar: 10,687 cases, 140 deaths
  • Marion: 4,295 cases, 112 deaths
  • Perry: 2,144 cases, 56 deaths
  • Wayne: 4,434 cases, 72 deaths.

MSDH also reported 499,136 Mississippians are presumed to have recovered from the coronavirus.

Use the interactive map below to see a county-by-county breakdown of COVID-19 cases.

According to MSDH, 3,241,475 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 1,444,527 people fully vaccinated.

Vaccinations currently are being offered to all Mississippians who are 18 years old and older with the exception of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which can be received by those 12 years and older.

Click here to schedule a vaccination appointment.

Coronavirus tests are available at locations across the state. Click here to find a testing location near you.

To date, 4,249,920 tests have been administered for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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