Published on February 1st, 2022 | by TLV News


Mississippi COVID-19 Update: January 25-31, 2022

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have begun a downward turn, though rates and risk remain very high.


More than 1,487,000 people have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mississippi, and more than 524,000 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

COVID-19 Case and Death Summary

Note: A review of January’s death certificate data has identified a large number of COVID-19 deaths not yet reported. Most of these deaths occurred in the first half of January, and are included in the total below.

Cases reported in the past week: 32,665

Positive test results reported to MSDH between January 25 and 31, as of 3 p.m. yesterday.

Total Mississippi COVID-19 cases: 731,667

Deaths reported in the past week: 289

COVID-19 related deaths reported to MSDH or determined from death certificate reports between January 25 and 31, as of 3 p.m. yesterday.

Total Mississippi COVID-19 deaths: 11,044

Long-Term Care Facilities

  • Current active outbreaks: 284

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

K-12 Schools

COVID-19 data reported by schools for the week ending January 28.

  • Number of schools reporting: 741
  • New K-12 student cases for this reporting week: 5,668
  • New teacher/staff cases for this reporting week: 1,149

View COVID-19 school reports


Mississippi hospital bed usage:

  • Patients currently hospitalized for confirmed COVID-19: 1,386
  • Patients currently in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19: 290

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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The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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