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222 COVID cases, 27 deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

In the six lower counties of the state, there were 40 new cases and 4 new deaths reported Friday.
A total of 370 new cases and nine new deaths were reported Thursday across the state of...
A total of 370 new cases and nine new deaths were reported Thursday across the state of Mississippi, according to the state Department of Health. That total is the number of positive COVID-19 cases from 3pm Tuesday to 3pm Wednesday.(MSDH)
Published: Mar. 4, 2022 at 1:25 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLOX) - A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of Mississippi, according to the state Department of Health. That total is the number of positive COVID-19 cases from 3pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday.

All 27 deaths reported occurred between Jan. 4 and March 3, including deaths in Hancock County (1), Harrison County (1), Jackson County (1) and Pearl River County (1).

There were 33 new cases reported in the six lower counties of the state. Those cases were in the following counties: Harrison County (17), Jackson County (5), Hancock County (5), Pearl River County (2), Stone County (2), and George County (2).

As of March 3 at 3pm, there have been a total of 791,208 cases and 12,151 deaths from COVID-19 in Mississippi.

County# of Confirmed Cases# of Deaths# of LTC Cases# of LTC Deaths
George711886989
Hancock12,14615014623
Harrison53,26564774888
Jackson36,74344441847
Pearl River14,97326827342
Stone53837011214
A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of...
A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of Mississippi, according to the state Department of Health. That total is the number of positive COVID-19 cases from 3pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)

As of March 3, there were 246 people hospitalized in Mississippi with confirmed infections. Of those, 39 were in the ICU and 14 were on ventilators.

A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of...
A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of Mississippi, according to the state Department of Health. That total is the number of positive COVID-19 cases from 3pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)
A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of...
A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of Mississippi, according to the state Department of Health. That total is the number of positive COVID-19 cases from 3pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)

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 51% of the state’s residents are fully vaccinated as of Feb. 25. That’s lower than the national average of vaccinated Americans, which currently sits at 65%. As for booster shots, 36% of Mississippians have received one. The national average is 43%.

To see the most recent vaccination report from MSDH, click here.

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

A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of...
A total of 222 new cases and 27 new deaths were reported Friday across the state of Mississippi, according to the state Department of Health. That total is the number of positive COVID-19 cases from 3pm Wednesday to 3pm Thursday.(MSDH)
Risk of death among fully vaccinated vs. not vaccinated by age group in MS
Risk of death among fully vaccinated vs. not vaccinated by age group in MS(MSDH)

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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