296 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 51 new cases and 2 new deaths reported Friday.
Published: Dec. 3, 2021 at 1:28 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 296 new cases of COVID-19 and seven new deaths in the state Friday. The number of new cases is the total reported from 3pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday.

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 51 new cases and two new deaths. The new cases were reported in Jackson County (20), Harrison County (18), Pearl River County (9), Hancock County (2), Stone County (2), and George County (0).

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George510680739
Hancock78491327215
Harrison34,99955853579
Jackson24,90639228541
Pearl River974824421042
Stone3661668814

A total of seven deaths were reported in Mississippi on Friday, including one death in Jackson County that occurred on Dec. 1 and one in Harrison County that was identified through a death certificate report.

As of Dec. 2 at 3pm, there have been a total of 515,504 cases and 10,296 deaths reported in Mississippi.

*The charts and information below have not yet been updated on the MSDH website.*

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As of Dec. 1, there were 201 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 56 were in the ICU and 31 were on a ventilator. The majority of those hospitalized are not vaccinated, according to MSDH.

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Cases among adults ages 25-39 are highest, warns MSDH. However, the majority of people who have died from COVID-19 are over the age of 65.

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COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are available for Mississippians at no cost from MSDH sites around the state, and from local pharmacies and healthcare providers. In all, the Mississippi Department of Health reports that 47% of the state’s residents are fully vaccinated as of Nov. 24. To see the most recent vaccination report from MSDH, click here.

Click here for more information on vaccinations, including where appointments can be made.

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Anyone wanting to be tested for COVID-19 can complete a pre-screening by calling one of the following hotlines:

  • Memorial Hospital Coronavirus Hotline: 228-867-5000
  • Singing River Health System Coronavirus Hotline: 228-809-5000
  • MS Dept. of Health Coronavirus Hotline: 877-978-6453.

In order to determine the presumed number of people who have recovered from the virus, state health officials say the patient must meet one of two criteria. For patients who were NOT hospitalized, they are considered recovered if they have not tested positive for the virus after 14 days. For patients who were hospitalized or if hospitalization was unknown, they are presumed recovered if it has been 21 days or more since they tested positive.

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