COVID-19 hits a new high

This week Mississippi saw its the highest number of new COVID-19 cases, 4,412 in a single day, the largest jump in the 16 months since the pandemic began.

The main cause of the surge throughout the state, authorities say, is the Delta variant, said to be more contagious and deadlier than the previous COVID strain. It’s sweeping a state that has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. In fact, only 31 percent of Harrison County residents are vaccinated.

Today’s Biloxi A to Z video has the numbers, how to get a vaccination, plus the latest on Fred, road work, City Council action, a weekend preview and more.
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News & Notes: COVID vax, council, Ward 2

Businesses vax: Memorial Hospital is assisting businesses in getting their employees vaccinated. They are offering Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. For more information, click here.

Council agenda: The Biloxi City Council on Tuesday will hold two meetings, a regularly scheduled meeting and a budget workshop. The 1:30 meeting has more than 40 issues on the agenda. To see the see the agenda and all supporting documents, click here.

Ward 2 speaks: Ward 2 Councilman Felix Gines conducted a Ward 2 meeting on Tuesday night, with Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, Police Chief John Miller and a host of residents. The big issue: public safety and what can be done to keep neighborhoods safe. To watch the replay of the 53-minute meeting and hear the issues, click here.