The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 78 breakthrough cases of COVID-19. Of those 78 breakthrough cases, one individual died of COVID-19.
“That’s one of the things that we’re following, is to look at who is being impacted with breakthrough COVID after they’ve been fully vaccinated,” said state epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers.
State health leaders said there are 635,000 fully vaccinated Mississippians and the number of breakthrough cases is comparatively low. They said that’s proof the vaccines are working.