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The Mississippi State Department of Health re-issues COVID-19 order

The Mississippi State Department of Health is set to issue a directive to focus on patient care.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is set to issue a directive to focus on patient care.(WTOK)
Published: Jul. 28, 2021 at 6:50 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The Mississippi State Department of Health is set to re-issue a directive to focus on patient care as the COVID-19 delta variant becomes more prominent in the state.

The health department said all Mississippi hospitals will participate in the Mississippi COVID-19 System of Care Plan. It prioritizes inpatient hospital beds and other resources for COVID-19 patients that require admission.

The order will also delay all elective procedures that require overnight hospitalization so resources can focus on COVID-19 patients.

MSDH said 28 hospitals in the state are at ICU capacity and over 90% of COVID cases are from the delta variant.
The order will go into effect starting July 29th and continues through August 14th.

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