COVID-19 cases continue to decline
Madison County reported 54 new confirmed COVID-19 case and five new COVID-19 deaths over the past week, according the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Wednesday report.
Madison has recorded 9,378 total confirmed COVID-19 cases and 194 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began last March.
New cases grew at a slower pace last week with only 54 new cases over the past week as compared to 124 cases the prior week.
Madison County has now reported 28,909 vaccinations being administered in the county since the vaccine became available. That number is up 3,069 vaccinations over last week’s number of 25,840 total vaccinations, despite last week’s winter storms.
The MSDH vaccination report does not destinguish county of residence of the people receiving the vaccines so all of those vaccines may not have been administered to people who are resdents of Madison County.
Vaccines are available at the Walmart locations in Canton and Madison. Go to https://msdh.ms.gov/c19appointment#local to check availability.
The state of Mississippi is currently giving COVID-19 immunizations for the following:
• All healthcare workers and EMT/paramedics
• Persons age 65 or older or those with pre-existing conditions.
• Mississippi teachers and first responders will be eligable for the vaccinations starting Monday, March 1.
Vaccinations are currently being administered in Madison County at Canton High School, 634 Finney Road, Canton, through Friday.
Sign up online at covidvaccine.umc.edu or call 1-877-978-6453. The website is the best option, officials have said.
In total, 6,605 deaths have been reported in the state since the pandemic began last March.
Much of Mississippi, including Madison, Rankin and Hinds counties, remain under a mask mandate and social distancing orders by Gov. Tate Reeves through March 3.
Madison County Schools were not included in the state’s latest COVID-19 report for schools dated Feb. 19.