Mississippi has once again broken its record for single-day reports of COVID-19. The Mississippi State Department of Health announced 5,048 new cases of COVID-19 today, just above last Friday’s 5,023. Mississippi is now the global hotspot for new cases of COVID-19 per capita, standing above any other U.S. state or, treated as a country, above any other nation on the planet.
Although new cases are still higher than ever before, deaths have begun to catch up with the delta wave, an outcome that public-health leaders have repeatedly warned is inevitable, following mass transmission. MSDH reported 54 new deaths today, with 32 coming from the past week and 22 from earlier weeks.