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MSDH reports 243 new coronavirus cases, 4 new deaths Friday

The MSDH reported 243 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths Friday, April 9.

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Trump-loving Alabama county faces uphill vaccination effort

Statistics show that Winston County ranks last in terms of people who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Alabama, which has the country’s lowest inoculation rate.

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Latest Coronavirus: 307,094 cases in Mississippi; 518,234 cases in Alabama

Here is a quick glance at the number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi and Alabama.

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COVID: K-12 school report by county, from MSDH

The Mississippi State Department of Health updates its report weekly.

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View COVID-19 cases by variant type in Mississippi

The MSDH is updating its totals weekly.

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Some Covid-19 long haulers say vaccines may be relieving their symptoms. Researchers are looking into it

Jessamyn Smyth, a Covid-19 long hauler, hopes that two Pfizer vaccine doses may be what finally delivers her from the lasting effects of a virus that wreaked chaos in her life. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has more

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Mississippi receiving $29.7M from CDC for vaccinations

Mississippi is receiving about $29.7 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support coronavirus vaccinations.

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Some helpful tips before getting a coronavirus shot

Here are some things to know before going to get a coronavirus shot

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All adults living in Alabama are eligible to get vaccinated

Starting Monday, people who are 16 years old and up can head to their local vaccination site or clinic to get their first dose.

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How long will coronavirus vaccines protect people?

Ian Haydon helped test Moderna's coronavirus vaccine last year. Now, he's helping test the tweaked version of that vaccine designed to fight a new, more cont...

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Alabama expands vaccine eligibility to anyone 16+

Updated - Eligibility began on Monday, April 5.

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Health officials seeking help vaccinating minority residents

An office within the Mississippi State Department of Health that works to reduce gaps in access to health care is looking for organizations to host coronavirus vaccination events.

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US hits 4 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in a day for a new record

More than 4 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine were reported administered in the past 24 hours, setting a new record and bringing the seven-day average...

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Fully vaccinated people can gather unmasked and indoors for Easter, CDC says

People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can safely gather for Easter on Sunday -- both indoors and without masks, the US Centers for Disease C...

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Ongoing trial shows Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine remains highly effective after six months

The ongoing Phase 3 clinical trial of Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine confirms its protection remains high for at least six months after the second dos...

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Pfizer/BioNTech says its Covid-19 vaccine is 100% effective and well tolerated in adolescents

Clinical trial results of Pfizer/BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine showed its efficacy is 100% and it is well tolerated in youths ages 12 to 15, the companies said...

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MSU offers free COVID vaccines to students and employees

Mississippi State University received over 1-thousand Pfizer vaccines and 300 Johnson and Johnson shots to administer to its students and employees.

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All 50 states now have expanded or will expand Covid vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and up

All 50 states have announced when they plan to open up coronavirus vaccinations to everyone eligible under US Food and Drug Administration emergency use auth...

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It's possible to reach herd immunity, then lose it. Repeatedly. Here's what you can do to help prevent that from happening

If you think herd immunity is the finish line to this pandemic, it's time for a reality check.Herd immunity with Covid-19 could come and go, scientist...

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Local clinic sees drop in coronavirus cases

A Tupelo health care worker said she's seen a tremendous drop in positive coronavirus cases at a local clinic.

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Coronavirus likely came from animal, not a lab, WHO draft report finds

Covid-19 probably came to people through an animal, and likely started spreading no more than a month or two before it was noticed in December of 2019, a Wor...

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Mississippi health leaders issue updated guidance for faith-based gatherings and worship services

The MSDH has updated its COVID-19 guidance for faith-based gatherings and worship services.

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CDC study finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are 90% effective after two doses in real-world conditions

Under real world conditions, the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines provide highly effective protection, according to a new report from the...

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Mississippi Toyota in Blue Springs providing vaccine opportunities to employees

Nurses with Baptist Hospital in New Albany administered the Pfizer vaccine to those who wanted the vaccine.

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Some US states report concerning Covid-19 case increases -- and one warns the surge is already here

Disneyland and Universal Studios are among the California theme parks that are set to reopen under strict Covid-19 guidelines. At Six Flags Magic Mountain in Los Angeles, attendance will be limited to 15% capacity, and reservations are limited to California residents. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports.

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California variants reported in Mississippi

On Friday Mississippi reported its first cases of two California COVID-19 variant strains.

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Study says Covid-19 vaccines provide protection for pregnant and lactating women -- and their newborns

The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines are effective in pregnant and lactating women, who can pass protective antibodies to newborns, according to...

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He fought the coronavirus -- and won

A former employee of WTVA left a local hospital Thursday after spending more than 100 days in three hospitals battling the coronavirus.

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A year fighting a global pandemic leaves US hospitals in shambles, new report finds

Burned out medical staff suffering from trauma and in some cases PTSD, the erosion of public trust in hospitals, and frustration over the "unpredictable and...

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When will kids and teens be vaccinated against Covid-19?

With more than 44 million people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in the United States, many adults are hopeful that a more normal life is on the horizon. N...

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Ivey encourages mask wearing after mandate expires April 9

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey this week urged people to wear masks in public after the statewide mask mandate expires next month.

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Trial review board raises concerns about AstraZeneca vaccine data

In an unusual statement released early Tuesday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said the independent board that reviews data from m...

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Vaccine side-effects - what you may experience if you get a coronavirus vaccine

People at North Mississippi Medical Center shared what people may experience if they get a coronavirus vaccine-- and what people can do about it.

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Experts say it's a tight race between coronavirus variants and vaccines in the US as air travel hits records and spring break crowds grow

The pandemic's end is in sight -- but right now, the US is in a critical spot.A highly...

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Older patients remain a majority for vaccine appointments at local clinic

A majority of older patients inquire about the coronavirus vaccine at a local clinic.

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South African variant of coronavirus reported in Mississippi

Updated - One case of the South African variant (B.1.351) of the coronavirus has been found in Mississippi, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) confirmed on Friday.

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Updated CDC guidance says 3 feet of physical distancing is safe in schools

In light of new data, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday relaxed its...

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Low-dose aspirin can reduce the risk of ICU admission and death of Covid-19, researchers say

Low-dose aspirin may help protect the lungs and reduce the need to put patients on ventilators, researchers reported Wednesday.The cheap and widely av...

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MSU offers free COVID vaccines to all employees

Mississippi State University is administering free Pfizer vaccines to all staff in the Longest Student Health Center parking lot.

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Alabama jobless rate at 4.3%, lowest of pandemic

The state says Alabama’s unemployment rate for January declined to 4.3%, the lowest level since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic a year ago.

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Creator of Covid-19 tracking website in Alabama ponders its future

David Marconnet says it could remain online as an archive for researchers or could be modified to track other data residents find interesting.

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IRS provides link to see when you will get stimulus payment

Just a few clicks and you will know when the latest round will arrive.

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CDC updates its Covid-19 guidance for childcare programs

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday updated its...

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IRS says new round of COVID relief payments on the way

The checks were expected to start showing in some bank accounts this weekend.

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Alabama Senate delays vote on bill to curb pandemic powers

The proposal by Republican Sen. Tom Whatley would require legislators to get involved to extend a public health emergency past 120 days.

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Alabama to expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility on March 22

The announcement was made Friday at the state health officer.

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MSU to vaccinate employees for coronavirus

The university says they will begin qualifying on March 16.

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Mississippi State University to hold in-person graduation ceremony

The school made the announcement Friday morning.

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Congress sends $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package to Biden's desk

The House votes to approve the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package, which includes up to $1,400 checks for some Americans and extends pandemic unemployment benefits, in the final legislative step before the it goes to the White House for President Joe Biden's signature.

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Alabama Guard to conduct vaccinations in 24 rural counties

The state says Alabama National Guard troops will begin work later this month administering doses in at least 24 rural counties.

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Turning the Corner: New CDC guidelines offer slow return to normal

The Centers for Disease Control says fully vaccinated people can socialize with each other and other low risk groups, but should continue wearing masks in public. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

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Mississippi health officer: Keep masking up to fight virus

State health leaders update the public on where the state stands one year after the first case of the coronavirus surfaced in Mississippi.

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Fully-vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing.

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Senate passes "American Rescue Plan"

President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package faces one final vote in the House of Representatives. NBC's Tracie Potts reports.

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Masks still required in Columbus businesses

Patrons in Columbus must continue to wear masks when inside businesses.

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Mississippi expanding vaccine eligibility to those ages 50 plus

Gov. Tate Reeves made the announcement Thursday morning.

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Alabama governor extends mask mandate to April 9

Updated - The public is to wear face coverings when in public and in close contact with other individuals.

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MSU maintains COVID protocols for remainder of spring semester

Mississippi State University announced the decision to keep all of its coronavirus guidelines in place through the semester.

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Mississippi lifts COVID-19 restrictions

Mississippi no longer has a state-issued mask mandate as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions: 'Neanderthal thinking'

President Biden criticized states such as Texas and Mississippi for lifting Covid-19 restrictions, saying that we are on the cusp of being able to change the nature of the disease and that "the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking."

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Thousands receive vaccine in Corinth

A lot of people received their first or second doses of the coronavirus vaccine Wednesday at the Corinth campus of Northeast Mississippi Community College.

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Starkville's mask mandate to remain in effect

Updated - Despite the governor's announcement on Tuesday, cities can still retain local restrictions.

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Booneville drug store administering vaccines

The Cox-Blythe Drug store in Booneville has been busy administering the vaccine to anyone seeking it.

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Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

President Joe Biden says the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccines for all adult Americans by the end of May, two months earlier than anticipated, as his administration announced that drugmaker Merck & Co. will help produce rival Johnson & Johnson’s newly approved shot.

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COVID-19 more prevalent in children than thought, per UMMC study

The coronavirus may be more prevalent in children than originally thought, the UMMC announced Tuesday.

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More states are easing Covid-19 restrictions, even as health experts sound warnings

Several states on Tuesday announced they are loosening restrictions put in place to stop the spread of...

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Emergency responders in Alabama react to getting coronavirus vaccine

Emergency responders in Alabama shared their reactions to getting the Moderna coronavirus vaccine.

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Mississippi plans to receive 24,000 J&J doses this week

The governor says Mississippi plans to receive 24,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine this week.

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Hospital group supports mask order extension in Alabama

Alabama hospitals are supporting an extension of a statewide face mask order until more people become vaccinated against COVID-19.

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All our recent progress with Covid-19 could be wiped out by variants, CDC director says. 'Please stay strong'

The US is at risk of losing all its recent gains in the battle against Covid-19 as...

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US advisers endorse single-shot COVID-19 vaccine from J&J

U.S. health advisers have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.

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VIDEO: One year of COVID-19 approaching in Mississippi

March 11 will mark the one-year anniversary of when Mississippi recorded its first coronavirus case.

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Moderna, Pfizer test vaccine strategies against new variants

Vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna are trying to get out ahead of some of the new coronavirus variants that are causing concern around the world.Althou...

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Researchers find worrying new coronavirus variant in New York City

Two separate teams of researchers said this week they have found a worrying new...

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Clay County bars continue to struggle through the pandemic

The Hill Bar and Grill near West Point is on the verge of closing its doors for good as the curfew hinders its money-making hours.

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Teachers and first responders to soon be eligible for vaccine, Mississippi governor says

Teachers and first responders will soon be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine in Mississippi.

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US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has topped 500,000, all but matching the number of Americans killed in World War II, Korea and Vietnam combined.

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Alabama cautiously optimistic about improving COVID numbers

Alabama's state health officer Harris says he is optimistic about improving COVID-19 case numbers.

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US data shows a big decline in new Covid-19 cases. Here's why it could be deceptive

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta details the process for new coronavirus vaccine trials that will be collecting data on pregnant women as well as children ages 5 to 15.

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US government expects 'widespread delays' in Covid-19 vaccine shipments due to severe weather

Severe weather around the United States will delay Covid-19 vaccine deliveries in the coming days, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wed...

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Coronavirus variant from England discovered in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health said in a news release that one case of the variant was confirmed during routine COVID-19 testing.

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Biden says teachers should move up in priority to receive Covid-19 vaccine

President Joe Biden said during a CNN town hall Tues...

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Here's why some Covid-19 numbers keep improving. (Hint: It's not widespread vaccinations)

Kudos to everyone who has been doubling down on mask wearing and social distancing. Health experts say your efforts are paying off.But with only 4% of...

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 307332

Reported Deaths: 7095
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto20757248
Hinds19869408
Harrison17475302
Rankin13307275
Jackson13095243
Madison9886210
Lee9854169
Jones8289160
Forrest7522146
Lauderdale7185237
Lowndes6261144
Lamar610284
Lafayette6026117
Washington5279132
Bolivar4769129
Oktibbeha455297
Panola4440103
Pearl River4418139
Warren4277118
Marshall4267100
Pontotoc416472
Monroe4056132
Union403575
Neshoba3984176
Lincoln3869107
Hancock371985
Leflore3468124
Sunflower329389
Tate322681
Pike3177104
Scott310472
Yazoo304268
Alcorn297664
Itawamba296776
Copiah292965
Coahoma289677
Simpson287484
Tippah284668
Prentiss275659
Marion265679
Wayne261341
Leake260973
Grenada254882
Covington254380
Adams245882
Newton244859
George237647
Winston225981
Tishomingo222067
Jasper219748
Attala213273
Chickasaw204857
Holmes186471
Clay182354
Stone179131
Clarke176676
Tallahatchie175240
Calhoun163130
Yalobusha158636
Smith158534
Walthall130543
Greene129433
Lawrence126223
Noxubee125833
Montgomery125542
Perry125138
Carroll120826
Amite119941
Webster113432
Jefferson Davis105332
Tunica102525
Claiborne101330
Benton97225
Kemper95126
Humphreys94332
Franklin81723
Quitman78916
Choctaw72817
Jefferson64828
Wilkinson64727
Sharkey49617
Issaquena1686
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 518588

Reported Deaths: 10712
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson753351487
Mobile37698798
Madison33829494
Tuscaloosa25245443
Montgomery23942565
Shelby23094238
Baldwin20617300
Lee15510165
Calhoun14277311
Morgan14137268
Etowah13660345
Marshall11952219
Houston10379278
Elmore9988200
Limestone9806147
Cullman9467188
St. Clair9422234
Lauderdale9208227
DeKalb8745181
Talladega8042171
Walker7087275
Jackson6753110
Autauga6715103
Blount6480135
Colbert6200130
Coffee5397112
Dale4766110
Russell428238
Franklin419882
Chilton4080109
Covington4053114
Tallapoosa3892146
Escambia387574
Dallas3526149
Chambers3499122
Clarke346360
Marion3065100
Pike305475
Lawrence295295
Winston272272
Bibb256258
Marengo248561
Geneva245875
Pickens232959
Barbour224755
Hale218675
Butler212266
Fayette208960
Henry187844
Cherokee182044
Randolph176741
Monroe171240
Washington163838
Macon154348
Clay149354
Crenshaw149257
Cleburne146041
Lamar139234
Lowndes136453
Wilcox124327
Bullock121340
Conecuh109028
Perry107926
Sumter102932
Coosa99228
Greene90734
Choctaw58624
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