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For third straight day, Mississippi reports record-high number of COVID cases

9,300 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths reported Friday in Mississippi
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Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 2:19 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the health department said there were 9,300 new cases reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.

Nineteen deaths were reported across the state on Friday, including five from South Mississippi. Between Jan. 2-13, deaths were reported in Hancock County (1), Harrison County (2), Jackson County (1), and Pearl River County (1).

There were 1,523 new cases and one new death reported in the six lower counties of the state. Those cases were in the following counties: Harrison County (678), Jackson County (465), Pearl River County (123), Hancock County (161), George County (42), and Stone County (54).

As of Jan. 13 at 3pm, there have been a total of 634,628 cases and 10,625 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.*

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George577280739
Hancock941114111822
Harrison41,37857456281
Jackson29,94039831441
Pearl River11,49224622342
Stone4227679414
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19...
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the health department said there were 9,300 new cases reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)

As of Jan. 13, there were 1365 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 259 were in the ICU and 114 were on ventilators.

For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19...
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the health department said there were 9,300 new cases reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19...
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the health department said there were 9,300 new cases reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19...
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the health department said there were 9,300 new cases reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)

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.

Click here for more information on vaccinations, including where appointments can be made.

For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19...
For the third day in a row, Mississippi is reporting a new record-high number of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the health department said there were 9,300 new cases reported between 3pm Wednesday and 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)
Mississippi has reached yet another record-high number of cases reported in a single day....
Mississippi has reached yet another record-high number of cases reported in a single day. Between 3pm Monday and 3pm Tuesday, MSDH reported 8,204 new cases and 26 deaths across the state.(MSDH)

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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