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MONDAY: 251 new Coronavirus cases reported with 5 new deaths

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 15,752 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 251 newly identified cases on Monday. It is the 54th consecutive day (57 of 58) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 39 days of more than 200 (14 consecutive) and 14 days of 300 or more ...

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Mississippi emergency leaders: Add masks to hurricane prep

Emergency management officials in Mississippi say that as coastal states face a double threat from hurricane season and the new coronavirus, people need to add masks and other personal protective gear to their severe weather preparation kits. Shelters will be open, with new guidance to allow more space per person. Mississippi has already dealt with helping displaced people during the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Respect and common sense needed, not spit and aggression

As the COVID-19 virus and behavior restrictions linger, frustrations grow, spawning irresponsible reactions by some. An angry man spewed a glob of spit onto the mask of a Presbyterian minister out shopping in Jackson. In Michigan a man wiped his nose and mouth on a store clerk’s shirt when he was told to wear a mask. Also in Michigan a ...

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Single-day high of 418 Coronavirus cases reported Friday

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 14,470 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single-day high of 418 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 51st consecutive day (54 of 55) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 36 days of more than 200 (11 consecutive) and 13 days ...

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Two from MSU selected for UMMC-GTEC scholars program

A doctoral student and a recent graduate of Mississippi State University are selections for the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program, part of the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Nicole K. Reeder, a food science, nutrition and health promotion doctoral student from Columbus, and Torrye R. Evans II, ...

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Mississippi hospital lays off 250 to offset COVID-19 losses

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has laid off 250 employees to offset financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital leaders said the facility is projecting more than a $100 million deficit through September. The hospital outlined the reductions in a memo sent to employees Wednesday, news outlets reported. Other steps put in place to counter the financial situation ...

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Mississippi physician: ‘One wild weekend’ can spread virus

Social gatherings are fueling the spread of the new coronavirus in parts of Mississippi, the governor and the state health officer said Thursday. They said people need to follow public health guidelines even if they are tired of doing so. “Every county is one wild weekend from falling off the cliff,” said Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the health officer. Dobbs said south ...

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Covid-19 deaths near 700 with 23 more announced on Thursday

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 14,372 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a near record 328 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 50th consecutive day (53 of 54) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 35 days of more than 200 (10 consecutive) and 12 days of ...

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Merit Health Rankin welcomes senior care director

Joey Crain has been named senior care director at Merit Health Rankin. Crain is a registered nurse with a master of nursing/healthcare administration degree from The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Crain provides oversight to the geriatric inpatient behavioral health unit.  In his role, he manages the day to day activities ...

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Coronavirus cases soar past 14,000 in state as 18 more deaths are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 14,044 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a near record 313 newly identified cases on Wednesday. It is the 49th consecutive day (52 of 53) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 34 days of more than 200 (nine consecutive) and 11 days of ...

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