COVID-19 cases continue to decline


Total vaccinations given in Neshoba County are nearing 10,000 as COVID-19 cases continue to decline. 

COVID-19 reports on the Mississippi State Department of Health website were delayed Tuesday due to technical problems. The most recent data is from Monday, April 19. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported that Neshoba County recorded 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 19 for a total of 4,009 cases up from 3,994 cases the previous week. 

Neshoba County has 176 confirmed COVID-19 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, with no additional new deaths reported in the past week, according to MSDH.

As of April 19, 9,824 people had been vaccinated in Neshoba County, an increase of 426 from last week’s 9,398 total, according to the MSDH Tuesday COVID-19 report. 

Although the shots were administered in Neshoba County the state does not designate in what county the recipients reside.

Vaccinations are also currently being administered in Neshoba County at the Coliseum, 12000 Mississippi 15 North, Philadelphia, Tuesday through Friday by appointments made at or by calling 1-877-978-6453. The website is the best option, officials have said.

Selected Walmart pharmacies and local clinics and hospitals are now offering a limited number of COVID-19 vaccinations. Go to to check availability.

Neshoba County Schools have reported between 5 and 10 new cases of COVID-19 as of April 9, the latest date for which figures are available, according to Monday’s MSDH report. Those cases came from Neshoba Central Middle School and Philadelphia High School. 

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reported two new positive cases of COVID-19 as of April 20, putting the total number of positive cases from the Tribe at 1,833.

The Tribe reported no new deaths from COVID-19 in the past week, with the total number of deaths remaining at 114. No hospitalizations have been reported.

Some Tribal deaths may also be included in the Neshoba death total, but officials make no distinction.

Mississippi’s total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 189,307 with another 119,916 probable cases for a total of 309,223 COVID-19 cases and 4,941 confirmed deaths and 2,212 probable COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began last March.

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