Neshoba General, CHC hosting vaccination drives
Neshoba County recorded 152 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths in the past week, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Sept. 14 report.
Meanwhile, Neshoba General and Choctaw Health Center offering a free COVID-19 vaccination event from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 inside the Neshoba County Coliseum.
No appointment is necessary and officials are offering door prizes for those who get vaccinated.
Neshoba County has now recorded a total of 6,333 cases of COVID-19 and 199 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reported 46 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one death in the past week as of Sept. 13, with the total number of positive cases for the Tribe standing at 2,380 with 122 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020. Three new hospitalizations have been reported.
In Neshoba Central Elementary School, between 1 and 5 students tested positive for COVID-19 between Sept. 6-10 and between 1 and 5 students tested positive during that period at Neshoba Central Middle School. Between 1 and 5 students and 1 and 5 teachers tested positive at Philadelphia High School. One person at Philadelphia High has been quarantined.
As of Monday, 25% of Neshoba County’s population is fully vaccinated, according to MSDH, and 30% of the county’s population had received one of the 15,959 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in the county.
Vaccinations are being administered at Walgreens at 1002 W. Beacon Street in Philadelphia, according to the MSDH.
Statewide, since the pandemic began in March 2020, 270,881 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the MSDH along with 195,264 probable cases, totaling 466,145 cases. There have been 6,128 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with 2,933 probable deaths, totaling 9,061 deaths.