Although COVID vaccinations are rapidly being administered, cases are still spiking across Mississippi and the Golden Triangle area. This week alone, only 52 cases were reported in Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties between April 16-23.
Lowndes County still has the highest COVID-19 numbers in the four-county area with 6,316 total reported cases and 144 deaths since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, according to the most recent data from the Mississippi State Department of Health. There were 30 new cases and no deaths reported in the county over the past week.
There have been 29,553 first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccination administered to Lowndes County residents as of 8 a.m. Thursday, according to the MSDH website, and 13,819 residents have been fully vaccinated.
In Oktibbeha County, there have been a total of 4,586 COVID-19 cases and 98 deaths reported with only 16 new cases and one death.
There have been 29,015 doses of the vaccine administered to residents of Oktibbeha County as of Thursday morning, with 12,540 people fully vaccinated.
Noxubee County has had a total of 1,266 cases reported and 34 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, with only one new case and one death over the past week.
Noxubee County residents have received 5,646 doses of the vaccine, and 2,785 are fully vaccinated.
Clay County saw only five new cases since April 16 and no deaths, bringing the county’s total to 1,835 cases and 54 deaths.
There have been 8,766 doses of vaccines administered to Clay County residents, with 4,232 fully vaccinated.
There were 319 new cases reported throughout the state on Thursday, bringing Mississippi’s case total to 310,137 and 7,173 deaths. There have been 1,608,661 total vaccinations administered to Mississippi residents, with 726,074 fully vaccinated.