Last updated: Aug. 19, 2021

As the delta variant of COVID-19 continues its surge across the state and Mississippi’s hospital system faces imminent failure, medical experts and some elected officials continue to urge Mississippians to get vaccinated. Vaccines, according to medical researchers, are nearly as effective against the delta variant as the original strain and minimize the chance of infection and nearly eliminate the risks of developing serious illness.

View our interactive graph, which uses data collected by the Mississippi State Department of Health, showing the vaccination status among people who have contracted, died of and/or been hospitalized due to COVID-19 or related complications since July 20.


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