JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) – The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 5,737 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 new deaths in the state Tuesday. That case total is for the period between 3pm Sunday and 3pm Monday.
Two new deaths that occurred between Jan. 6-10 were reported in Hancock County.
As of Jan. 10 at 3pm, there have been a total of 608,768 cases and 10,563 deaths reported in Mississippi.
*The numbers below have not been updated for Tuesday, Jan. 11. We will update them as soon as they are updated on the MSDH site.*
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As of Jan. 10, there were 1211 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 240 were in the ICU and 93 were on a ventilator. That’s an increase of 57% over the seven-day period between Jan. 2-9, 2022.
Cases among adults ages 25-39 are highest, 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 Mississippians at no cost from MSDH sites around the state, and from local pharmacies and healthcare providers. In all, the Mississippi Department of Health reports that 48% of the state’s residents are fully vaccinated as of Dec. 28. That’s much lower than the national average of vaccinated Americans, which currently sits at 62%. As for booster shots, 29% of Mississippians have received one.
To see the most recent vaccination report from MSDH, click here.
Anyone wanting to be tested for COVID-19 can complete a pre-screening 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.
In order to determine the presumed number of people who have recovered from the virus, state health officials say the patient must meet one of two criteria. For patients who were NOT hospitalized, they are considered recovered if they have not tested positive for the virus after 14 days. For patients who were hospitalized or if hospitalization was unknown, they are presumed recovered if it has been 21 days or more since they tested positive.
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