COVID-19 in Mississippi: 2,071 new cases reported Thurs.
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 2,071 new cases and 42 new deaths on September 23.
The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 481,379 since March 2020.
So far, 9,395 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi.
An estimated 443,511 people have recovered from the virus. (UPDATE: New recoveries have not been updated on MSDH’s website.)
Click here to see the latest hospitalization numbers in the state.
The Delta variant is now the predominant strain in Mississippi--health officials say nearly everyone with COVID has the Delta variant in the state.
Of these cases, 97 percent are among non-vaccinated people. In addition, 90 percent of hospitalizations and 84 percent of deaths are among non-vaccinated, per July and August data. Health officials say this is because of breakthrough deaths among the elderly and immunocompromised.
Vaccines are available to all Mississippians 12 and older.
The newest MSDH report shows 1,241,087 people are fully vaccinated and 2,677,321 doses have been administered in total.
On March 19, 2020, the first in-state death from the virus was reported of a man from Hancock County.
Mississippi Department of Health has a hotline open 7 days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for any coronavirus-related questions: 877-978-6453.
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