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State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers confirmed the death of a child under 5 years of age on Wednesday, marking the sixth pediatric death in Mississippi since the beginning of the pandemic. The rate of pediatric death has risen since the arrival of the delta variant. Photo by Nick Judin

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Mississippi Loses Sixth Child To COVID-19

A sixth child has died in Mississippi due to complications from COVID-19, the Mississippi State Department of Health said Wednesday.


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