MSDH: New COVID-19 cases continue to soar statewide

According to Mississippi State Department of Health figures, more than 10,500 Mississippians...
According to Mississippi State Department of Health figures, more than 10,500 Mississippians have died from coronavirus-related causes since February 2020.(generic)
Published: Jan. 5, 2022 at 12:57 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – New coronavirus cases continued to surge in Mississippi Wednesday, with the Mississippi State Department of Health saying that nearly 6,600 residents tested positive for COVID-19.

MSDH said Wednesday that 6,592 new cases had been reported by 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The state also said 11 COVID-related deaths were discovered between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4, including one in Marion County.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 572,694 and 10,503 respectively.

In the eight Pine Belt counties, 62,229 COVID-19 cases and 1,064 deaths have been reported since February 2020:

  • Covington: 4,879 cases, 97 deaths
  • Forrest: 15,132 cases, 265 deaths
  • Jasper: 3,686 cases, 66 deaths
  • Jones: 15,163 cases, 250 deaths
  • Lamar: 11,823 cases, 140 deaths
  • Marion: 4,748 cases, 116 deaths
  • Perry: 2,244 cases, 57 deaths
  • Wayne: 4,554 cases, 72 deaths.

MSDH also reported 513,156 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, 3,497,848 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 1,449,932 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, 4,686,972 tests have been administered for coronavirus in Mississippi.

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