Vaccine rollout continues into Spring
Five new deaths attributed to COVID-19 were reported within the last week as Neshoba County also added another 156 positive cases.
The weekly increase mirrors previous weeks as both cases and deaths are on the rise here.
Meanwhile, state health officials continue a vaccine rollout with the final phase ending in March.
Currently, all healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents have priority to receive the vaccine. In mid-January, that will expand to people ages 75 and up, first responders, K-12/college teachers and staff, daycare workers, corrections officers, and workers in congregate settings.
In line in February will be food/agriculture workers, U.S. Postal Service employees, manufacturing workers, grocery store workers, public transit workers, people ages 65 and up, or people with high-risk medical conditions.
The current final phase includes people 16 years and older in congregate settings and correctional facilities as well as other essential workers.
The total number of cases in Neshoba County now stands at 3,087. There have been 144 reported deaths.
Neshoba County is among over half the counties in the state under a mandatory mask ordinance by Gov. Tate Reeves that remains in effect until Jan. 15, 2021.