COVID-19-related hospitalizations drop below 1,000 in latest MSDH data

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 1,452 new cases of COVID-19.

Today’s report brings the state’s total up to 266,598. With the confirmation of 75 additional deaths, 5,852 Mississippians have now passed away from the virus.

*MSDH Note: 26 COVID-19 related deaths occurred between December 26, 2020 and January 21, 2021, identified from death certificate reports.

In the latest data from the MSDH, overall hospitalizations have dropped below 1,000 for the first time since late November after reaching a peak at over 1,400 in recent weeks.

In a tweet, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs outlined a promising trend with hospitalizations dropping and vaccinations increasing.

As of Monday, an estimated 222,812 Mississippians have recovered from COVID-19.