No new COVID-19 reported in Kemper

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There have been no newly reported cases of COVID-19 in Kemper County in the past week, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.

As of Monday, the health department reported that Kemper County has had 957 reported cases of COVID-19 since March 2020. That is the same number reported last Monday. The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the county was 28, an increase of two since last week.

There have been 309,223 cases reported in the state since March 2020, an increase of 1,704 from last week. There were 57 deaths reported in the last week due to COVID-19, leaving the state total at 7.153 reported deaths.

COVID-19 vaccinations for Mississippians are available at no cost from drive-through sites around the state, and from some local healthcare providers.

The governor and health officials say the vaccination shots offer excellent protection against illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. All persons aged 16 or older who live or work in Mississippi are eligible for vaccination.

Free vaccinations are available at MSDH drive-through sites statewide.

Local health clinics. physicians, pharmacies and providers also offer COVID-19 vaccination. Check the Mississippi Department of Health website to learn more about finding a vaccination site and making an appointment.

While the number of new cases are declining, health officials say it is no time to let down your guard. It is encouraged that you wear a mask when in public.

The more you are apart from others, the more you are protected from COVID-19 transmission. The virus spreads easily between those eating together, talking together, or attending events.


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