Although the global outbreak of monkeypox has taken over the headlines within the past few days, the current COVID-19 omicron variant continues to run its course through Mississippi.
On Wednesday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirmed 1,705 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total number of cases up to 872,265. With 19 additional deaths, 12,629 Mississippians have now passed away due to the virus. In addition, there are currently 214 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
Mississippi is averaging 1,399 daily cases over the last week. As of Monday, 1,555,540 Mississippi residents were fully vaccinated.
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