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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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ALEX PURVIS — Coronavirus Business Insurance Q&A: Policyholder coverage counsel on developing insurance issues

Q: It seems that many businesses are being told that they simply don’t have insurance coverage for coronavirus.  Why is that? A: My sense is that we’re seeing general assumption based on broad concepts that may not apply to all claims.   For example, most insurance policies that contain some version of business interruption coverage will use the term “direct ...

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UPDATE: Liquor store sales up during epidemic while demand puts ABC in bind

By JACK WEATHERLY A number of liquor stores are doing a booming business during the corona virus outbreak, causing delivery problems for some. The state Alcoholic Beverage Control agency, meantime, has taken steps to make things more efficient. The ABC started allowing curbside deliveries on March 16 and will extend it until April 30, with the possibility of stretching it ...

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CORONAVIRUS: Review your business interruption insurance policy now

As our nation deals with the far-reaching consequences of the coronavirus (COVID 19), the impact will range from grocery store shortages, school closings, and many businesses closing or reducing hours or services, to casinos closing in many jurisdictions, all for the benefit and safety of their employees, customers, and the general public. As closures increase, we will see many of ...

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Fulton officials issue ‘shelter in place’ order

By ADAM ARMOUR / Itawamba County Times Fulton officials have issued a “shelter in place” order and set strict guidelines on what they consider essential businesses amid growing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus. On Monday, the Fulton Board of Aldermen unanimously approved an order limiting business practices and activities within the city. The order requires that all ...

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Merit Health nurse forms state’s first Nurse Honor Guard

Law enforcement officers standing at attention and performing other duties at the funeral service of a fellow officer is a regular occurrence. Now, thanks to a nurse at Merit Health in Jackson, other devoted nurses are being afforded the same ceremonial reverence and tributes at their funeral services. Connie Williams, AGACNP-BC, felt members of her profession deserved a similar display ...

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Several Mississippi sites test for coronavirus as cases rise

Several medical facilities in Mississippi are now providing coronavirus testing to people with fever and “severe cough or chest pain,” and screening began Monday for people to get appointments for a drive-thru testing site that opens Tuesday on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves led a prayer session Sunday on Facebook and suggested that people avoid congregating in large ...

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Merit Health Madison adds 3D mammography for breast imaging

Merit Health Madison is the latest health care facility to add innovative breast imaging technology called 3D breast tomosynthesis that results in advanced diagnosis for patients undergoing mammograms.  The innovation vastly improves breast cancer detection, reducing false-positive findings and the need for additional testing while offering a more comfortable experience for women.     Studies definitively show 3D mammogram technology ...

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Coronavirus rekindles oil spill memories along Gulf Coast

The spring of the coronavirus feels a lot like the summer of oil to residents along the Gulf Coast. Bars and restaurants are empty in Florida because of an invisible threat nearly a decade after the BP oil spill ravaged the region from the ocean floor up, and condominium reservations have taken a nosedive in Alabama. There’s no crude on the ...

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MONDAY — Fewer new COVID-19 cases in Mississippi, 249 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 249 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 42 newly identified cases on Monday morning. That is fewer new cases than on Saturday or Sunday. Cumulatively thus far, Hinds County has the most cases with 24, followed by DeSoto with 23 and Harrison with 21.   Tracking new cases reported to ...

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