For the second straight Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 70 new cases of COVID-19 and 0 deaths.
The latest report brings the state’s total up to 307,519 cases. To date, 7,096 Mississippians have passed away from the virus.
While overall hospitalizations continue on a downward trend along with cases and deaths, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs outlined that “increasing variants threaten our progress.” Dr. Dobbs shared that Mississippi has detected 147 cases of the UK variant, 1 case of the South African variant and 3 cases of the Brazilian strain.
Cases, deaths and patients with COVID symptoms continue to decline. Good news for MS but increasing variants threaten our progress pic.twitter.com/p1wm0AQVMo
— thomas dobbs (@TCBPubHealth) April 12, 2021
In an effort to curb the spread of these variants, Dr. Dobbs encouraged all Mississippians to vaccinated. Make your appointment at covidvaccine.umc.edu.