High community COVID-19 levels are returning to parts of Mississippi
Published 3:00 pm Friday, January 6, 2023
After weeks of low COVID-19 activity, Mississippi is seeing an increasing trend in cases. Community COVID-19 levels are elevated in much of the state, and some counties are reporting high activity, with protective measures recommended, especially for older adults.
Between December 27 and January 2, 5,778 new cases of COVID-19 in the state were reported to MSDH.
Find the recommended protective steps in your area by checking your county’s Community COVID-19 Level:
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Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms. Testing can detect disease early and limit the spread to others. MSDH offers free COVID-19 testing around the state, and free home test kits from any county health department.
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