The second COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in the United States was given to health care workers at Methodist Olive Branch hospital Wednesday morning.
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Today the Mississippi State Health Department reported a record number of deaths from COVID-19 in a single day.
The first COVID-19 vaccines in DeSoto County were given to front-line health care workers on Wednesday afternoon at Baptist DeSoto Hospital.
The first COVID-19 vaccines in DeSoto County are expected to be given Wednesday.
The first COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi will be given this afternoon at 1:00, according to a tweet from State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs.
DeSoto County has seen significantly more total deaths so far this year than recent years.
Dobbs said that it is possible that 1000 people in the state die before the end of the year, if enough people continue to ignore safety guidelines like wearing masks or avoiding public gatherings.
Cory Uselton, the superintendent of the district, said that the district was still following Gov. Tate Reeves’ executive order and is closely monitoring communication from the state health department and the Mississippi High School Activities Association.
DeSoto County Schools will not change policies on sporting events in response to the state department of health’s new recommendation that Miss…
DeSoto County COVID-19 Updates