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Blue Delta shifting from jeans production to masks

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Blue Delta Jean Co. is shifting its focus from making $500 jeans to making much-needed protective masks. “We’re going to be working 12-hour days, six days a week,” said CEO Josh West. “We’re looking at 400 to 500 masks per person per day, so that’s 30,000-50,000 masks per week.” The company is shifting ...

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Mississippi to trace contacts of virus-positive cases

Mississippi will begin investigations to find people who have been near those testing positive for the coronavirus and will tell those contacts to quarantine themselves, Gov. Tate Reeves and the state health officer announced Thursday. Reeves said the contact-tracing plan “will allow us to shift from playing defense to playing offense” to try to slow the spread of the highly contagious ...

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FRIDAY — Mississippi reports 94 new cases of Coronavirus, 579 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 579 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 94 newly identified cases on Friday morning. There have been eight total deaths reported, all of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Wilkinson County, Tunica County, Webster County, Hancock County, Rankin County, Tippah County, ...

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MSDH: Sixth COVID-19 death reported in Mississippi

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health has reported one new death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi, bringing the state total to six. The case was a Rankin County male 80-85 with underlying conditions. He died while hospitalized. Deaths have been previously reported in Hancock, Holmes, Tunica, Webster and Wilkinson counties.     FROM AN EARLIER POST   Mississippi’s total ...

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THURSDAY — Mississippi reports 108 new cases of Coronavirus, 485 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 485 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 108 newly identified cases on Thursday morning with four more deaths across Mississippi for a total of five. Yesterday’s death cases were a Wilkinson County male 85-90 years old with underlying conditions who died while hospitalized, and a Tunica County female ...

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Gov says Mississippi not ‘dictator’ on setting virus limits

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is rejecting “dictator models like China” to strictly control people’s movements to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. “We’re following our experts and I’ve spent many sleepless nights praying for wisdom in this unprecedented time,” Republican Reeves said on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. His comments came a day after he ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports 57 new cases of Coronavirus, 377 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 377 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 57 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning with one more death in Holmes County. Mississippi now has a total of two deaths Cumulatively thus far, Hinds County has the most cases with 38, followed by DeSoto with 36, Harrison with 25 and Rankin ...

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Mississippi sets more limits amid virus, no stay-home order

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday that he is issuing an executive order that further restricts people’s physical interactions to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but he is not mandating that people stay at home. It was not immediately clear whether any steps will be taken to enforce the things he is ordering. Reeves said his executive ...

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TUESDAY — More than 70 new cases in Mississippi as total rises to 320

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 320 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 71 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. Cumulatively thus far, Hinds County has the most cases with 31, followed by DeSoto with 29 and Harrison with 24.   Tracking new cases reported to Mississippi Department of Health: March 24: 71 March 23: 42 March ...

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Mississippi gov: Closing businesses amid virus could do harm

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he is not ordering businesses to close or people to stay at home to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus, in contrast to what several other governors are doing. Republican Reeves strongly suggested that Mississippians follow state Health Department recommendations to wash their hands, stay home if possible and keep distance from ...

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