COVID-19 cases on the downslide


Madison County COVID-19 numbers continue to drop or stay steady as the state Department of Health has reported one new death over the past week in the county.

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting a death toll of 189 in Madison County from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic up one death from last week’s reported total of 188.

New cases continue to grow at a slower pace in the county. Officials reported 124 new cases this week, down 195 new cases from last week and 273 cases the week before that. 

Madison County has a reported total of 9,324 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began last March.

MSDH identified 684 new cases statewide on Wednesday bringing the total number of cases reported on the state since the pandemic began to 289,398 with a reported 23 new deaths since Dec. 12. Six of those deaths came between Feb. 11 and Feb. 15.

MSDH reports that Madison County has had 25,840 first and second-round doses administered by county of residence.

Vaccines are available at the Walmart locations in Canton and Madison. Go to 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.

Vaccinations are currently being administered in Madison County at Canton High School, 634 Finney Road, Canton, through Friday.

Sign up online at or call 1-877-978-6453. The website is the best option, officials have said.

In total, 6,524 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.

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