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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: 503322

Reported Deaths: 10057
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34400541
DeSoto32318411
Hinds32074631
Jackson24551386
Rankin22103391
Lee15657235
Madison14662281
Jones13894243
Forrest13506253
Lauderdale12037318
Lowndes11091192
Lamar10531138
Pearl River9557238
Lafayette8581140
Hancock7751130
Washington7458161
Oktibbeha7152133
Monroe6796178
Warren6752176
Pontotoc6736104
Neshoba6656206
Panola6572131
Marshall6494135
Bolivar6331150
Union607794
Pike5849154
Alcorn5691102
Lincoln5468135
George502979
Scott474198
Tippah472481
Prentiss471582
Leflore4676144
Itawamba4651105
Tate4632111
Adams4617120
Copiah450092
Simpson4458116
Yazoo445388
Wayne440772
Covington429894
Sunflower4246105
Marion4236108
Coahoma4178108
Leake409888
Newton383179
Grenada3731108
Tishomingo361592
Stone360664
Jasper336565
Attala335290
Winston315391
Clay309077
Chickasaw302367
Clarke295894
Calhoun279947
Holmes268788
Smith266550
Yalobusha237247
Tallahatchie228752
Greene220649
Walthall219364
Lawrence213640
Perry206456
Amite206056
Webster203446
Noxubee186940
Montgomery179757
Jefferson Davis172243
Carroll169639
Tunica160139
Benton149439
Kemper142141
Choctaw134627
Claiborne132838
Humphreys129738
Franklin120728
Quitman106828
Wilkinson105139
Jefferson95934
Sharkey64220
Issaquena1937
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 821255

Reported Deaths: 15424
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1149051930
Mobile726651340
Madison52400699
Shelby37685350
Baldwin37285552
Tuscaloosa35147613
Montgomery34130740
Lee23556246
Calhoun22255490
Morgan21037378
Etowah19844500
Marshall18390304
Houston17406412
St. Clair16091339
Cullman15493293
Limestone15402199
Elmore15292286
Lauderdale14366295
Talladega13870283
DeKalb12670261
Walker11255370
Blount10227176
Autauga10061148
Jackson9909185
Coffee9215191
Dale8912186
Colbert8907201
Tallapoosa7103198
Escambia6782134
Covington6724183
Chilton6658162
Russell637659
Franklin5992105
Chambers5615142
Marion5016127
Dallas5013202
Pike4799106
Clarke477284
Geneva4577127
Winston4538103
Lawrence4352117
Bibb425686
Barbour358376
Marengo338390
Monroe332064
Randolph330264
Butler328596
Pickens317384
Henry313166
Hale311988
Cherokee303260
Fayette294580
Washington251651
Cleburne247960
Clay245568
Crenshaw245475
Macon235563
Lamar225747
Conecuh186654
Coosa180940
Lowndes175764
Wilcox169139
Bullock151844
Perry139240
Sumter133338
Greene126744
Choctaw88527
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