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17K Cases And Five Dead From COVID-19 In MS

Today MSDH is reporting an additional 17,525 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and five deaths for the four-day period December 30 – January 2. These deaths occurred between December 29 and December 30. Mississippi’s total of COVID-19 cases is now 561,262, with 10,455 deaths.

Among cases and deaths already reported, MSDH has identified 14 additional COVID-19 cases in residents of long-term care facilities and one death. There are currently 205 ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities.

Find full COVID-19 information and guidance on our website at https://msdh.ms.gov/covid-19

VACCINATIONS
Vaccination against COVID-19 is free, safe and greatly reduces the risk of hospitalization and death. You can be vaccinated at any of our free sites, or at hundreds of providers statewide. Find vaccination information and locate one near you at https://msdh.ms.gov/c19vaccination

If you are homebound, get help with COVID-19 vaccination by emailing COVIDHomebound@msdh.ms.gov, or call 877-978-6453.

Third vaccine doses and booster doses are now available through county health departments for those who qualify. More information at https://msdh.ms.gov/boosters

To host a local vaccination event at your business or organization, send a request to VaccineEvent@msdh.ms.gov

To get help with a vaccination appointment, or any COVID-19 related questions, call the Mississippi COVID-19 Hotline at 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

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