Five children reported in ICU as state sets new records of COVID-19 patients

Published 10:22 am Thursday, December 31, 2020

Mississippi State Department of Health Director Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced Mississippi set new COVID-19 records on Thursday.

According to a tweet posted by Dobbs,  the state had the highest number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU, which was 346. Dr. Dobbs said five of those patients were children.

The state also recorded the highest number of COVID patients on ventilators at 219

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Mississippi also saw the highest number of total ICU patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses on record, which was 842.