This page is updated to reflect current information related to the coronavirus and COVID-19. The University of Mississippi Medical Center is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by taking aggressive steps to increase testing, promote vaccination, offer the best available treatments and conduct research that will serve patients and families now and in the years to come.
As of 8 a.m. on Friday, October 15, the Medical Center has 27 confirmed or suspected inpatient COVID-19 cases, with 19 adult patients and 8 children. Of the COVID positive patients, 100% are unvaccinated (100% are unvaccinated adults and children, 0% are children under 12 years old and not eligible for the vaccine), and 0% are vaccinated.
UMMC COVID-19 Patient Status Infographic
Monday, August 23
On Friday, Children’s of Mississippi had a record number of children with confirmed or suspected cases of MIS-C – six, up from zero a month before. Experts are concerned the Delta surge among children will result in a spike in cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children in the next several weeks.
Mississippians are going to their local feed stores to purchase a drug intended to treat parasites in cows and horses – and they think it’s going to treat or prevent COVID-19. Medical Center experts say those people are misguided by what they read on social media, and that taking Ivermectin can lead to serious side effects and even death. It’s not a drug approved by the FDA for treatment of the virus.
Tuesday, Aug. 17
Monday, Aug. 16
Mississippi State Department of Health is working with state doctors and hospitals to respond safely and effectively to COVID-19 in Mississippi.
Click here to see the latest COVID-19 updates from MSDH.