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MSDH: 4,909 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths reported in Miss. on Tuesday

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 699,002...
The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 699,002 and 10,755, respectively.(MSDH)
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 1:47 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – The Mississippi State Department of Health reported more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday.

MSDH said 4,909 new coronavirus cases were recorded on Monday as of 3 p.m.

21 new deaths were also reported with 20 deaths occurring between Jan. 19 and Jan. 23. One death occurred on Sept. 5, 2021, according to a death certificate.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 699,002 and 10,755, respectively.

Around 463 COVID-19 cases and one death were reported in the Pine Belt. The death was reported in Marion County.

In the eight Pine Belt counties, about 77,537 COVID-19 cases and 1,078 deaths have been reported since February 2020:

  • Covington: 6,464 cases, 98 deaths
  • Forrest: 18,937 cases, 268 deaths
  • Jasper: 4,283 cases, 66 deaths
  • Jones: 18,781 cases, 251 deaths
  • Lamar: 15,140 cases, 142 deaths
  • Marion: 6,168 cases, 123 deaths
  • Perry: 2,693 cases, 57 deaths
  • Wayne: 5,071 cases, 73 deaths.

MSDH last said 572,098 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.

MSDH last reported that 3,628,759 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered statewide with 1,707,090 people fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 vaccinations for Mississippians are available at no cost from MSDH sites around the state, local pharmacies and healthcare providers.

Vaccinations for children, ages 5 - 11, will be available from county health departments starting Monday, Nov. 8. Appointments can be made online.

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.

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