Improving COVID-19 statistics for DeSoto County

Some good news of sorts concerning COVID-19 for DeSoto County was reported Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control, which placed the county back into a medium health risk level from a previous setting of high.  

In the latest report, DeSoto County has had 256.2 weekly new cases per 100,000 population, a drop to nine weekly hospitalizations for COVID-19 per capita, and 4.9 percent of hospital beds in the county have COVID-19 patients. 

In DeSoto County, 66 percent of the population have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  

Those statistics place DeSoto County third among Mississippi counties, with Hinds and Hancock being the highest-ranked counties in the state.  

The CDC looks at weekly new reported cases per 100,000, weekly COVID admissions per 100,000, and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied by COVID patients. If weekly new reported cases per 100,000 population is below 200, depending on the levels of the other two indicators, community risk level can range from Low to Medium to High. If weekly new reported cases per 100,000 population is equal to or above 200, depending on the levels of the other two indicators, community risk level is either Medium or High.

You can review more of the latest statistics regarding COVID-19 in DeSoto County on the CDC website

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob provides content for DeSoto County News and occasionally is heard on the OB Pod podcast talking about area happenings. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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