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Dobbs hints at new COVID-19 guidance

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State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced an upcoming new COVID-19 guidance which will be discussed Friday afternoon.

Dobbs, along with State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers and Senior Deputy and Director of Health Protection Jim Craig have scheduled a meeting to discuss the matter which will take place at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

Dobbs stated in a post on Twitter that the low vaccination rate is a risk to everyone and numerous outbreaks at various gatherings are being seen.

The tweet references the Delta Variant which has become the state’s dominate strain and a cause for concern.

On July 7, 427 new COVID-19 cases were reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health, which is a one-day high since March 13.

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