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