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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:09 AM

As Delta Variant Soars, Mississippi Sees Most COVID-19 Cases in One Day Since March

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 427 new COVID-19 cases for July 7—the most for any one day since March 13. After a months-long plateau, novel coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are once again rising in the Magnolia State after the more contagious Delta variant became the state’s dominant strain last month.

In a tweet yesterday, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs reported findings that, between June 16 and June 25, the Delta variant accounted for about 78% of new cases. That means it was already the dominant strain on June 24 when the state health officer predicted it would overtake the others “in 1-3 weeks.”

“Now seeing the predicted rise in case, hospitalizations and COVID like illnesses. If you are not immune, not vaccinated please be careful,” Dr. Dobbs tweeted today.

Last week, White House Coronavirus Task Force Science Officer Dr. David Kessler told Mississippi Free Press reporter Nick Judin that the Delta variant “appears to be more transmittable” than past forms and “is also impacting young people in a way that previous variants have not.”

Read more: https://www.mississippifreepress.org/13612/as-delta-variant-soars-mississippi-sees-most-covid-19-cases-in-one-day-since-march/

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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:14 AM

1. I remember how cold and snotty they were about it in the South when New York was leading in cases

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Mon Jul 12, 2021, 05:41 AM

2. They brought it on themselves

Only themselves to blame. Mask up Magnolia dudes!

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