Omicron driving new case totals up

Omicron driving new case totals up


Neshoba County recorded 447 new COVID-19 cases and one new death in the past week, according to the MSDH’s Jan. 10 report.

Neshoba County has now recorded a total of 7,572 cases of COVID-19 and 211 deaths since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Neshoba General said on Facebook last week it was experiencing high numbers of COVID-19 patients in the emergency department and was no longer allowing visitations except under the circumstances.

Among other things, the advisors said visitation is permitted at the Neshoba County Nursing Home following the most up-to-date guidelines from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), officials said. The social media post advised calling 601-663-1377 for the current guidelines for visitation as they are subject to changing frequently.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians reported 176 new positive cases of COVID-19 and one new death in the past week as of Jan. 9. The total number of positive cases for the Tribe now stands at 3,331, with 126 deaths. The Tribe reported four new hospitalizations in the past week.

As of Jan. 10, 30% of Neshoba County is fully vaccinated, and 35% of people in the county have received at least one dose, according to the MSDH.

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