CBS News reports:
Hard-hit Mississippi has requested the federal government send a military hospital ship such as the USNS Comfort, state health official Jim Craig said Wednesday.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center has 127 COVID-19 patients, including 26 children, Dean LouAnn Woodward said Wednesday.
About 90% of them are unvaccinated, she said. The dean warned, “The Mississippi hospital system will fail within the next five to seven or 10 days if the current trajectory continues.”
Today MSDH is reporting 3,163 more cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, 25 deaths, and 160 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. State #covid19 totals: 371,712 cases, 7,710 deaths, and 1,059,266 persons fully vaccinated. Full information: https://t.co/YCv9xPyJDk pic.twitter.com/FGzWAy5QqW
— MS Dept of Health (@msdh) August 11, 2021