Published on February 22nd, 2022 | by TLV News


Mississippi COVID-19 Update: February 15-21, 2022

New cases and hospitalizations for COVID-19 are rapidly decreasing in the state, but deaths among older Mississippians without COVID-19 booster doses remain unfortunately high.


Treating COVID-19 illness promptly can help prevent serious illness and hospitalization, especially in those who are older or in poor health.

Treatment information and locator


More than 1,513,000 people have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mississippi, and more than 547,000 have received boosters or third vaccine doses. Vaccination benefits you even if you have already had COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated individuals with boosters have the highest protection against severe illness and death from COVID-19.

Find a Vaccination or Booster

All Mississippians aged 5 or older are now eligible for vaccination at hundreds of convenient locations statewide. Vaccinations and boosters are free to all Mississippians.

Homebound persons can get help with COVID-19 vaccination by sending e-mail to

Host a vaccination event for your business or organization by writing to

Follow daily vaccination progress: Mississippi COVID-19 Vaccination Report

More about vaccinations and where to get one

COVID-19 Case and Death Summary

Cases reported in the past week: 4,707
Positive test results reported to MSDH between February 15 and 21, as of 3 p.m. yesterday.

Deaths reported in the past week: 161
COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH or determined from death certificate reports between February 15 and 21, as of 3 p.m. yesterday.

Total Mississippi COVID-19 cases: 787,396

Total Mississippi COVID-19 deaths: 11,858

Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Current active outbreaks: 146

An outbreak is considered any confirmed COVID-19 case among LTC facility residents or employees.

K-12 Schools

The latest report on COVID-19 in schools, covering the week February 14-18, will be published on Wednesday.

View COVID-19 school reports


Mississippi hospital bed usage:

  • Patients currently hospitalized for confirmed COVID-19: 630
  • Patients currently in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19: 160

COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Date

State Trend

Cases and Deaths by Date

This chart tracks COVID-19 cases and deaths according to the date the person first became ill, or by date of death rather than the event was reported. Since we are still receiving reports of illnesses that began up to two weeks ago, expect the more recent dates on this chart to change.

What You Can Do

  • Be vaccinated, or get a booster. Vaccination is the most powerful step you can take to resume normal community life and stop unnecessary deaths. Booster doses are important to extend your immune protection.
  • Be tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed. See our guide to local testing providers and free testing at
  • Be treated with monoclonal antibody treatment if you have tested positive and may be at risk for serious illness. Details
  • If you are unvaccinated, wear a mask whenever you are indoors, away from home.
  • Keep gatherings small. Maintain a healthy distance as often as possible.
  • If you are over 65, or have a chronic illness, avoid all large indoor gatherings, even if you are vaccinated.

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