Latest COVID-19 numbers

On Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 7,839 new cases of COVID-19 and there were 48 additional death reports in the state. 

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, the number of positive cases reported in the state is at 751,862 and there have been 11,250 people who have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi.  

Current hospitalization numbers of the state are found on the MSDH website

Information on vaccines is also available on the MSDH website. Vaccinations are available for all residents age 5 and older.  

Click here for the county-by-county totals. DeSoto County has seen a total of 47,659 cases and 494 people have died from COVID-19. 

The newest MSDH report shows that, as of Feb. 4, 1,490,308 people are fully vaccinated and 3,628,759 doses have been administered in total.

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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