Free COVID-19 Vaccine Event at Coliseum Sept. 15, no appointment necessary

COVID-19 cases on the decline in county


Neshoba County recorded 181 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths in the past week, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Sep. 7 report.

Meanwhile, Neshoba General and Choctaw Health Center on Sept. 15 are again jointly offering another Vaccine Event for individualls to receive the COVID Vaccine inside the Neshoba County Coliseum.

The event is free to the public with no appointment necessary from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Officiials are promoting door prizes for those who get vaccinated.

Neshoba County has now recorded a total of 6,181 cases of COVID-19 and 192 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020. 

Last week, Neshoba County reported 211 new weekly cases and three weeks ago 222 new weekly cases. The total new weekly cases has decreased weekly from the peak four weeks ago with 451 cases in one week when the New York Times COVID-19 database reported that Neshoba County was the No. 1 hotspot per capita in the world. 

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has reported 41 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one death in the past week as of Sep. 7, with the total number of positive cases for the Tribe standing at 2,380 with 121 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020. Nine new hospitalizations have been reported.

In Neshoba Central Elementary School, 28 students tested positive for COVID-19 between Aug. 23-27 and 11 students tested positive during that period at Neshoba Central High School. Seven students tested positive at Neshoba Central Middle School and between 1 and 5 students tested positive at Philadelphia Elementary School, according to the Aug. 27 schools report from MSDH. Between 1 and 5 staff members at Neshoba Central Elementary and Philadelphia Elementary also tested positive. One student at Philadelphia Elementary has been quarantined.

As of Monday, 24% of Neshoba County’s population is fully vaccinated, according to MSDH, and 29% of the county’s population had received one of the 15,437 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, 264,932 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been recorded by the MSDH along with 188,416 probable cases, totaling 453,348 cases. There have been 5,899 confirmed COVID-19 deaths, along with 2,786 probable deaths, totaling 8,685 deaths.

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