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MSDH: 6,596 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths reported in Miss. on Wednesday

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 705,598...
The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 705,598 and 10,774, respectively.(MSDH)
Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 1:45 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) – The Mississippi State Department of Health reported more than 6,000 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday.

MSDH said 6,596 new coronavirus cases were recorded on Tuesday as of 3 p.m.

19 new deaths were also reported between Jan.14 and Jan. 25.

The latest figures brought the state’s total cases and deaths since February 2020 to 705,598 and 10,774, respectively.

Around 781 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 78,318 COVID-19 cases and 1,079 deaths have been reported since February 2020:

  • Covington: 6,502 cases, 98 deaths
  • Forrest: 19,149 cases, 268 deaths
  • Jasper: 4,314 cases, 66 deaths
  • Jones: 18,973 cases, 251 deaths
  • Lamar: 15,320 cases, 142 deaths
  • Marion: 6,252 cases, 124 deaths
  • Perry: 2,714 cases, 57 deaths
  • Wayne: 5,094 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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