Vaccination hotline improvements and related topics

Governor Reeves announced improvements and changes on coroanvirus topics in a Facebook press conference on Monday.

Posted: Jan 18, 2021 6:51 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2021 9:23 AM

STATEWIDE, Miss (WTVA) -- Governor Reeves said in a Facebook press conference that more shots will be coming soon, and workers are working hard to streamline the process of getting the coronavirus vaccines.

People waiting to get their first or their second coronavirus vaccine should soon get their chance, and someone should now answer the coronavirus hotline much sooner. That's just some of the topics the governor and healthcare leaders covered.

“We can give as many people as possible a chance to get in line,” Reeves said.

The governor explained the demand is greater for vaccines now than there are vaccines available, but that should soon change. He said right, the state has seen a victory.

“We celebrated a major milestone over the weekend with more than 100,000 Mississippians receiving vaccinations for COVID-19",” Reeves said. “We have administered 105,228 first doses. We have 9,719 Mississippians who are fully vaccinated. So, we’ve administered 114,947 total doses in our state.”

Concerning a low number of vaccines, he said some of them will come from the long-term care facility allotment.

“It appears that the Federal Pharmacy Program over-allocated to that particular program relative to the number of individuals that are actually going to take it, Reeves said.”

“We’ve already convinced them to give us an additional 5,100 doses, and we hope to get about that many more this week. We’re working through this process.”

MEMA Director Gregory Michel added the online registering experience should be much quicker for people now.

He said people should expect a better experience with the phones as well.

He added people should not get a busy signal anymore, and your wait times should be much lower.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 296154

Reported Deaths: 6764
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto19700230
Hinds18851392
Harrison16736281
Rankin12757265
Jackson12623228
Lee9694161
Madison9480203
Jones7990147
Forrest7234138
Lauderdale6837226
Lowndes6032140
Lamar589680
Lafayette5740113
Washington5220130
Bolivar4616124
Oktibbeha441593
Panola431995
Pearl River4178131
Warren4134115
Pontotoc410571
Marshall403592
Monroe3990127
Union396174
Neshoba3817169
Lincoln3552104
Hancock348975
Leflore3380118
Sunflower318986
Tate303174
Pike301296
Scott294570
Alcorn292263
Yazoo290565
Itawamba290175
Coahoma281169
Tippah279265
Copiah278758
Simpson276280
Prentiss270258
Wayne254341
Leake252871
Marion252778
Covington249580
Grenada247878
Adams234678
George232145
Newton230852
Winston221877
Jasper213645
Tishomingo212665
Attala206669
Chickasaw201453
Holmes182370
Clay179251
Stone172429
Tallahatchie171239
Clarke169371
Calhoun158028
Smith153033
Yalobusha145036
Greene127833
Walthall124340
Noxubee122831
Montgomery122639
Perry122135
Lawrence120321
Carroll118625
Amite111734
Webster110832
Jefferson Davis102231
Tunica99323
Claiborne98829
Benton93824
Humphreys92927
Kemper90323
Quitman77414
Franklin76119
Choctaw69817
Jefferson62727
Wilkinson62426
Sharkey49117
Issaquena1676
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 497154

Reported Deaths: 10029
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson714001387
Mobile36252736
Madison32573462
Tuscaloosa24289414
Montgomery22708519
Shelby22112215
Baldwin19856285
Lee15021155
Calhoun13755288
Morgan13742252
Etowah13379320
Marshall11439210
Houston10110262
Elmore9451185
Limestone9413136
St. Clair9003225
Cullman8979182
Lauderdale8610212
DeKalb8486175
Talladega7582165
Walker6571259
Jackson6542103
Autauga631391
Blount6229127
Colbert5998120
Coffee5259103
Dale4657107
Russell406433
Franklin399778
Covington3989106
Chilton3891100
Escambia378772
Tallapoosa3613143
Clarke343953
Chambers3423111
Dallas3419142
Pike293372
Marion288895
Lawrence284683
Winston258668
Bibb245960
Geneva240270
Marengo238357
Pickens225055
Barbour212951
Hale211969
Fayette201357
Butler201166
Henry182941
Cherokee177739
Monroe166639
Randolph164640
Washington156635
Macon147243
Crenshaw146254
Clay145554
Cleburne139741
Lamar133733
Lowndes132551
Wilcox122525
Bullock117236
Conecuh107024
Perry105927
Sumter99432
Coosa89624
Greene88532
Choctaw55123
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