Mississippi Now No. 1 in All-Time COVID Deaths Per 100,000, Dethroning New Jersey
Mississippi now leads the nation in COVID-19 deaths per 100,000, usurping New Jersey, an early pandemic hotspot that until last week had held the title for 15 months. The Magnolia State claimed the unenviable title following a month in which the delta variant surge pushed hospitals to the point of collapse with coronavirus patient levels at all-time highs for both children and adults.
Delta Wave Recedes As Deaths Remain High; New Studies Support Vaccine Safety
The delta wave of COVID-19 continues to recede in Mississippi, with average case numbers dropping day after day since the late August peak. Today, the Mississippi State Department of Health announced 2,070 new reports of COVID-19, bringing the rolling seven-day average down to 1,633.