There were 62 new COVID-19 cases in the four-county area between March 31 and April 7, but no new deaths, according to the most recent data from Mississippi State Department of Health.
Lowndes County saw the highest number of new cases of the virus — 31 — bringing its total number since the coronavirus pandemic began in March 2020 to 6,248. There have been 144 deaths from the virus, none of them in the last two months.
In Oktibbeha County, there were 21 new cases reported, bringing the total to 4,545. Oktibbeha has had 97 deaths from the virus.
Clay and Noxubee counties reported five new cases each, bringing their respective totals to 1,823 and 1,257. There have been 54 deaths from COVID-19 in Clay County and 33 in Noxubee County since the pandemic began.
Statewide, there have been 306,851 cases since March 2020, with 7,082 deaths.
Vaccinations have also drastically increased, with 25,461 doses of the vaccine administered in Lowndes County alone, where 10,849 people have been fully vaccinated.
In Oktibbeha County, there have 23,883 doses administered, with 9,016 people having been fully vaccinated.
In Clay County, there have been 7,492 doses administered, with 3,376 people fully vaccinated.
In Noxubee County, there have been 4,828 doses administered, with 2,182 people fully vaccinated.
Statewide, nearly 1.4 million vaccine doses have been administered, and 581,440 people have been fully vaccinated against the virus.