Published on January 18th, 2022 | by TLV News0
Mississippi COVID-19 Update for January 11 – 17, 2022
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More than 1,470,000 people have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mississippi. Vaccination benefits you even if you have already had COVID-19.
Vaccination – and especially a booster dose – makes a dramatic difference in the risk of 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.
- Find a pharmacy or clinic near you offering vaccinations
- Find a vaccination, booster or third vaccine dose at county health departments and local vaccination providers. Details and eligibility
Homebound persons can get help with COVID-19 vaccination by sending e-mail to COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov
Host a vaccination event for your business or organization by writing to VaccineEvent@msdh.ms.gov
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: 48,316
Positive test results reported to MSDH between August 31 and September 6, as of 3 p.m. yesterday.
Deaths reported in the past week: 79
COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH or determined from death certificate reports between August 31 and September 6, as of 3 p.m. yesterday.
Total Mississippi COVID-19 cases: 657,084
Total Mississippi COVID-19 deaths: 10,642
Long-Term Care Facilities
- Current active outbreaks: 302
An outbreak is considered any confirmed COVID-19 case among LTC facility residents or employees.
This week’s COVID-19 report for schools has been delayed a day because of the three-day holiday weekend.
Mississippi hospital bed usage as of January 17:
- Patients currently hospitalized for confirmed COVID-19: 1,423
- Patients currently in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19: 286
COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Date
Hospitalization for COVID-19 illness remains at a critical level, with intensive care bed use rising sharply over the past week.
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 http://HealthyMS.com/covid19test
- 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.