Pressed by CNN host Jake Tapper on the state’s soaring pandemic death toll, Gov. Tate Reeves pivoted to politics, referring to dead Mississippians as “lagging indicators.”
CASE AND VACCINE DATA
Last updated: September 22, 2021
43% of total population fully vaccinated
new cases in Mississippi. 98% not vaccinated, 2% fully vaccinated
new deaths reported in Mississippi. 87% not vaccinated, 13% fully vaccinated
of hospitalizations not vaccinated, 12% fully vaccinated.
All data and information reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health as of 6 p.m. yesterday
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