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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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Fourth and fifth deaths reported in Mississippi from Coronavirus

Tonight the Mississippi State Department of Health has reported two new deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi. The cases were a Wilkinson County male 85-90 years old with underlying conditions who died while hospitalized, and a Tunica County female 75-80 who died in a long-term care facility. Deaths have also been reported in Hancock, Holmes and Webster counties.   UPDATE ...

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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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Second death reported in Mississippi from Coronavirus

Mississippi reported its second confirmed death from coronavirus on Wednesday, although testing remains so limited in the state that it’s unclear whether the outbreak has caused other deaths without being identified as the reason. The state Department of Health said the man was 60-65 years old and had underlying health conditions, died in a hospital and was from Holmes County, ...

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TODD SMITH — How to keep the public informed during the Coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the world into a new normal! This crisis – like all major crises that grip society – greatly impacts business, industries, organizations and communities of all sizes. While the circumstances surrounding a crisis vary greatly, there are general best practices PR professionals should be prepared to deploy, according to the Public Relations Society of ...

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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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