MSDH: Two Local COVID Deaths Reported

COVID-19 is being blamed for two more deaths in this part of central Mississippi.  The State Health Department says the reports from Attala and Leake counties are among 23 deaths included in the latest update, with some of those dating back to January.The total... Read More.

MSDH: Another COVID Death in Attala County

Attala County has recorded its 125th COVID-19 death.  The State Health Department isn't saying when the latest death occurred but says it was identified during a review of death certificate reports dating back to Jan. 14.   The number of new COVID cases in the... Read More.

MSDH: State’s Flu Rate Unchanged

Mississippi's flu season is hanging on.  The State Health Department says-- for the third week in a row-- the overall flu rate is the same, with three and a half per cent of patients who saw their doctors during the week ending Feb. 11... Read More.

MSDH: Third COVID Death in Attala This Month

The State Health Department, for the third time this month, is reporting a COVID-19 death in Attala County.  That makes 123 since the pandemic began.   Leake County has had 125 and Neshoba County 247, including one death reported this month.   Since Dec. 12, there've... Read More.

MSDH: Sick Patients Putting Strain on Hospitals

An early and active flu season along with an uptick in COVID-19 cases are creating stress for Mississippi's hospitals.  State Health Officer Dr. Dan Edney says the availability of ICU beds is dropping, especially at the hospitals which offer advanced care.  He says some... Read More.

MSDH: Flu Activity Eases But Still High

The public health district which includes Attala County has the highest level of flu activity in Mississippi.  The State Health Department's most recent numbers show 28 per cent of the patients going to doctors' offices in the nine-county district had flu-like illnesses, down from... Read More.

SCAM ALERT: Mississippi Dept. of Health Imposter

Another day, another SCAM ALERT, and this time it involves the Mississippi Department of Health and possibly your Social Security Number. The MSDH released a statement saying "an individual posing as an employee of the Mississippi State Department of Health is contacting people and... Read More.

Mississippi Officials Block COVID Vaccine Misinformation

The Mississippi State Department of Health is now blocking comments on its Facebook posts that relate to COVID-19 because of a “rise of misinformation” about the virus and vaccinations. State health department spokesperson Liz Sharlot says allowing the misleading comments is “directly contrary” to... Read More.

MSDH Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics Start Today

MSDH Pop-Up Vaccination Clinics open today in Leake County. According to the MSDH "Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics will be Walnut Grove today and tomorrow from 9am-3pm at the Public Library. Carthage times set up for Friday and Saturday at McMillan Park. To schedule an appointment... Read More.

The Vaccination Report

1,175,440 vaccines have been administered in Mississippi with 1,360,755 distributed. 7563  people have been vaccinated from Attala, 7563 people from Leake, 4126 from Neshoba, and 6948 from Winston county. Vaccines have now been distributed in multiple venues around the state. Governor Reeves announced vaccination... Read More.

The Vaccination Report

As of today 981,590 vaccines have been administered in Mississippi with 1,262,225 distributed. 6750 people have been vaccinated from Attala, 6758 people from Leake, 7046 from Neshoba, and 6157 from Winston county. Vaccines have now been distributed in multiple venues around the state. Governor... Read More.