FOREST, Miss.–Of the five coronavirus deaths reported in Mississippi over the past day, one was in central Mississippi, in Scott County.
Cases have been down significantly in the past month. But, state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs is still warning people to take the virus seriously and get the vaccine.
“If you’re driving out of state or people are coming into town, know where to get a test. Know where to get monocolonal antibody treatment. You want to have that information when it’s available to you,” said Dobbs, both vaccinated and masked, talking to WTOK News Center 11, at the Meridian Republican Women’s lunch Thursday.
Today MSDH is reporting 380 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, five deaths, and 22 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. State #covid19 totals: 510,322 cases, 10,222 deaths, and 1,399,745 persons fully vaccinated. Full information: https://t.co/YCv9xPyJDk pic.twitter.com/7Obtla35Aw
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) November 18, 2021
Dobbs said he believes the vaccine is the best way to prevent death or serious illness from coronavirus.
“Covid vaccine is pretty good at preventing transmission, but it’s fantastic at preventing death.”
Dobbs said there’s no problem with getting the vaccine and a flu shot at the same time.