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SATURDAY — Mississippi has 60 new COVID-19 cases, 140 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 140 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 60 newly identified cases on Saturday morning, including Attala 1, Clay 1, Coahoma 2, DeSoto 9, Forrest 1, Franklin 1, George 1, Grenada 1, Hancock 1, Harrison 2, Hinds 7, Itawamba 3, Jackson 2, Lafayette 1, Leake 1, Lee 4, Lincoln 4, Madison ...

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Drive-up virus test site to open on Mississippi fairgrounds

A drive-through testing center for the coronavirus will open Tuesday on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, but it is by appointment only and people will need to answer questions to be screened for an appointment, health officials said Friday. Other drive-through centers are already operating in some parts of the state, including Tupelo, Philadelphia and Batesville. The testing site ...

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Casinos offline means loss of $35.7 million to state over three months

By LYNN LOFTON The coronavirus pandemic has done what heretofore only hurricanes and floods have done: closed Mississippi’s 26 state-regulated casinos. The State Gaming Commission ordered the temporary closing to begin at midnight on March 16. To date, officials do not know when they will reopen. With the casinos shuttered, more than 19,000 employees are out of work and the ...

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THE QUIET CRISIS — Opioid use and abuse have resulted in widespread deaths, costs across the nation 

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi has suffered the impact of the overprescribing and abuse of opioids for relief of pain – which has become a major health and fiscal crisis across the country. While the world is bracing itself for the possibility of an epidemic of the coronavirus, the opioid crisis has been established for years. It has done so in ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic recognizes employees at annual banquet

Hattiesburg Clinic recently held its annual Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet at Southern Oaks House & Gardens in Hattiesburg.   » The Annie Ruth Johnston Employee of the Year award went to Melissa Smith with Satellite Management. » The Faris Allen Nurse of the Year award was given to Shelia Morse with Plastic Surgery. » The Medical Support Employee of ...

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FRIDAY — Mississippi reports 80 total cases of Coronavirus

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 80 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 30 newly identified cases on Friday morning, including Adams 1, Coahoma 1, DeSoto 2, Franklin 1, Hancock 1, Harrison 1, Hinds 1, Holmes 2, Humphreys 1, Jackson 1, Lafayatte 1, Lawrence 1, Lee 1, Leflore 3, Madison 2, Marshall 1, Monroe 1, Pike ...

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Memorial Hospital closes onsite operations to the public

In a press release, Memorial Hospital in Gulfport says that to protect its staff, visitors and community and minimize the spread of illness, it is closing onsite operations. Alternatives for requests or communication are as follows:  Health Information Management (Medical Records): Patients seeking access to medical records from any Memorial location can call the Release of Information Hotline at (228) 865-3172 ...

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Health officials confirm first Coronavirus death in Mississippi

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports the first death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi. The case was a male 60-65 years old from Hancock County with chronic underlying conditions. He died in a Louisiana hospital. “As the coronavirus outbreak began claiming lives across the world, we knew this would eventually hit Mississippi. But that doesn’t make it ...

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UPDATED: COVID-19 mobile test site to open in Greenville

In response to the COVID-19 situation, Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is opening a COVID-19/Coronavirus Assessment Center beginning Friday. The mobile center will be located at the DRMC Pavilion located at 1693 Fairgrounds Road, Greenville. The center will be open Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Delta Regional Medical Center personnel will collect information, while people wait in ...

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MSDH: Elective surgical procedures must be rescheduled

The Mississippi State Department of Health has said that given the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi and the shortage of protective medical equipment, elective medical procedures and non-essential medical visits must be postponed at this time. The following measures should be taken: · Physician, hospitals and medical centers must defer elective surgical and diagnostic procedures until COVID-19 spread has ...

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