1 new COVID-related death reported as numbers decline


Neshoba County recorded its first COVID-19 death since May 19 last week as overall COVID-19 cases have decreased in the county with eight new cases reported over the past week, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Tuesday COVID-19 report. 

Neshoba County’s total COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in March 2020 is now 4,059, which is eight more than last week’s 4,051, with one new death reported, putting the death toll at 179. Of those deaths, 114 are from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, according to MSDH. 

As of Monday, 19% of Neshoba County’s population is fully vaccinated, according to MSDH, and 21% of the county’s population has received one of the 11,613 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the county.

Vaccinations are being administered Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Neshoba County Coliseum, 12000 Highway 15 North, and are available to all Mississippians 16 and older. Go to https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420,976.html to make an appointment. 

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians had reported no new positive cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths as of June 7, with the total number of positive cases for the Tribe remaining at 1,838 with 114 deaths. No new hospitalizations have been reported.

Statewide, since the pandemic began in March 2020, 195,052 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the MSDH along with 123,526 probable cases, totaling 318,578 cases. There have been 5,062 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with 2,281 probable COVID-19 deaths, totaling 7,343 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

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