More than 90% of Mississippi COVID cases are among unvaccinated

More than 90% of Mississippi COVID cases are among unvaccinated
More than 90% of Mississippi COVID cases are among unvaccinated

As states and cities struggle to deal with a surge of COVID-19, health officials are finding that the majority are cooccurring among unvaccinated people. 

More than 90 percent of active COVID-19 cases in Mississippi are among unvaccinated people, Governor Tate Reeves, a Republican, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

He also stated that 90 percent of hospitalized patients in the state were unvaccinated.

Mississippi has the lowest vaccination rate of any state in the country, with only 38 percent of residents having received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles County, health officials announced that all hospitalized patients at county-run hospitals were unvaccinated. 

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Mississippi Gov Tate Reeves encourages his state's residents to get vaccinated, as 90 percent of active COVID cases are among the unvaccinated

Mississippi Gov Tate Reeves encourages his state's residents to get vaccinated, as 90 percent of active COVID cases are among the unvaccinated

Incidence rate of the Detla variant in Mississippi. The variant accounts for 13 percent of cases in the state, down from where it was weeks before

Incidence rate of the Detla variant in Mississippi. The variant accounts for 13 percent of cases in the state, down from where it was weeks before

'Let me be clear, there is no question that a majority of new cases that were reported today and have been reported over the last week or so have been the Delta variant,' Reeves said.

'It appears to be highly contagious and there appear to be bad outcomes.' 

Data from Outbreak.info shows that the Indian 'Delta' variant, a highly contagious variant that originated in the south Asian nation, accounts for 13 percent of cases in the state. 

Reeves urges his state's residents to get vaccinated in order to protect them from the virus.

'I continue to encourage my fellow Mississippians to get vaccinated, we have worked exceptionally hard back in January and February to make the vaccine available and readily accessible for any Mississippian who wanted it,' he said.

He still stands against vaccine mandates, though, and did

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