Mississippi Health Officer Thomas Dobbs says state’s covid surge is now ‘worst part of the pandemic’ – The Washington Post

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Mississippi Health Officer Thomas Dobbs Says States Covid Surge Is Now Worst Part Of The Pandemic The Washington Post

Mississippi recorded more than 4,000 new cases Wednesday, bringing its seven-day average for new infections to 3,526, according to data compiled by The Washington Post. The infection numbers this week in Mississippi, including Monday’s record-breaking 7,839 cases in a single day, are higher than at any point of the pandemic. Nearly 1,700 people are hospitalized for covid-19, and 467 ICU beds are occupied in the state.