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Mayor: step up COVID-19 restrictions. Governor: prays

The mayor of a coastal Mississippi city called on the governor Sunday to step up restrictions imposed because of COVID-19. Gov. Tate Reeves “needs to shut down the state,” Moss Point Mayor Mario King told WLOX-TV on Sunday. Moss Point is a city in Jackson County, which had 35 of the nearly 760 cases in Mississippi as of Sunday. Moss Point’s ...

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MONDAY — Mississippi reports 89 new cases of Coronavirus, 847 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 847 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 89 newly identified cases on Monday morning. There have been 16 total deaths reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, DeSoto County, Wilkinson County, Tunica County, Webster County, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Virus deaths should weigh heavily on political leaders

The notion that Mississippians can return to normal life and work by Easter Sunday is poppycock. What the coronavirus has brought is a new and challenging normal, at least until a cure or vaccine can be developed. While Mississippi has few cases compared to many states, the spread has been exponential. Over an eight day period, the number of cases ...

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SUNDAY — Mississippi reports 95 new cases of Coronavirus,663 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 663 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 95 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. There have been 14 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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Hattiesburg Clinic offering curbside testing

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic are now offering curbside testing for COVID-19. This testing will be provided through the Cough & Fever Clinic, located at the Cloverleaf Medical Plaza at 5909 US Highway 49 in Hattiesburg. Patients must schedule an appointment online at www.curbsidecovid.com a minimum of three hours in advance to get ...

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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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