Due to the decline of COVID activity, the Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) is reducing the COVID data it issues daily. That will mean fewer demographic charts and less frequent updates to a number of daily charts and reports.
This marks a change in the agency’s emphasis from individual cases to state trends. MSDH will continue to provide newly reported case numbers and associated deaths, current hospitalizations and the number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities Monday through Friday.
The changes go into effect today.
Details of data reporting changes:
· MSDH will provide weekly updates of county-level cases and deaths and county snapshots, COVID-19 vaccination reports and data, cases, and deaths by age group by week, COVID-19 testing activity by week, and will provide social media posts of COVID-19 updates weekly.
· MSDH will provide monthly updates of overall deaths by cause, (Mississippi Provisional Death Counts), and pediatric MIS-C cases (more frequently as needed).
· MSDH will discontinue publishing weekly lab testing numbers, some redundant demographic charts of sex, race, and ethnicity, COVID-19 associated deaths by an underlying condition, cumulative cases and deaths by county, two-week incidence maps, tables, and rankings, hospital bed availability interactive map and estimated recoveries by week.
MSDH will increase the frequency and type of COVID-19 reporting as needed if Mississippi returns to higher rates of COVID-19.
Follow MSDH by email and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.
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