Published on September 22nd, 2021 | by TLV News0
Mississippi COVID-19 Update: September 14 – 20, 2021
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More than 1,280,000 people have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mississippi. Vaccination benefits you even if you have already had COVID-19. Most COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are now among unvaccinated Mississippians.
COVID-19 Case and Death Summary
Cases reported in the past week: 11,624
Positive test results reported to MSDH between August 31 and September 6, as of 3 p.m. yesterday.
Deaths reported in the past week: 270
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: 477,769
Total Mississippi COVID-19 deaths: 9,331
Long-Term Care Facilities
- Current active outbreaks: 103
An outbreak is considered any confirmed COVID-19 case among LTC facility residents or employees.
669 Mississippi schools have reported COVID-19 data for the week ending September 17.
- New K-12 student cases for this reporting week: 1,420
- New teacher/staff cases for this reporting week: 212
New COVID-19 school reports are published on the MSDH website by Wednesday each week. (Note: This week’s report may be delayed to give schools affected by Hurricane Ida more time to report their data.)
Mississippi’s hospital burden remains exceptionally high, as a shortage of adult and children’s ICU beds continues.
- Patients currently hospitalized for confirmed COVID-19: 793
- Patients currently in intensive care for confirmed COVID-19: 300
COVID-19 Hospitalizations by Date
Cases by Date of Illness
This chart tracks COVID-19 cases according to the date the person first became ill, rather than the date of test results. It’s the standard way of following the course of a disease in a population. The black average line helps identify upward or downward trending. (In the few cases where date of illness has not yet been determined, testing date is used.) 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.
Deaths by Date of Occurrence
What You Can Do
- Be vaccinated. Vaccination is the most powerful step you can take to resume normal community life and stop unnecessary deaths.
- 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
- If you are unvaccinated, wear a mask whenever you are indoors, away from home.
- If you are over 65, or have a chronic illness, avoid all large indoor gatherings, even if you are vaccinated.
MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY (mAb) TREATMENT
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and may be at risk for serious illness, mAb treatment can reduce your risk of severe symptoms and hospitalization. Details and treatment providers
Find a Vaccination
All Mississippians aged 12 or older are now eligible for vaccination at hundreds of convenient locations statewide. Vaccinations are free to all Mississippians.
- Find a pharmacy or clinic near you offering vaccinations
- Find a free vaccination at an MSDH vaccination site. Schedule an appointment ahead of time, or drop by and make one in person. Same-day appointments are usually available.
Homebound persons can get help with COVID-19 vaccination by sending e-mail to COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov