Home » Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Tag Archives: Coronavirus

Mississippi gives virus info by age and place but not race

The Mississippi State Department of Health has not released statistics showing the race of people testing positive or dying from the new coronavirus, but a top official says he thinks black residents have been disproportionately affected, as they have been in some other states. “The early indications are, we’re seeing similar here in Mississippi — that it is impacting the African ...

Read More »

TUESDAY — Mississippi reports eight more deaths with 177 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,915 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,915 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 177 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. Mississippi has had 100 or more new cases six of the last seven days. There have been 59 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older ...

Read More »

Mississippi working to expand hospital capacity for virus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that hospitals in the state have about 3,000 beds, and projections show that almost 400 more beds will be needed when the state reaches is peak of the coronavirus outbreak in the next few weeks. He said officials are working on a system to send the sickest patients to larger, better equipped hospitals. He said ...

Read More »

Broad Street, Bravo! reopening with curb service

By JACK WEATHERLY Bravo! and Broad Street Bakery and Cafe are resuming operations with curbside service this week after shutting down because of the corona virus pandemic. Co-owner Jeff Good said Broad Street has in the meantime been doing contract work with five stores owned by the Roberts Co. — three Corner Market stores,in Jackson, a Sunflower in Raymond and ...

Read More »

MONDAY — Mississippi reports 100 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,738 total with 51 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,738 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 100 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. Mississippi has had 100 or more new cases five of the last six days. There have been 51 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older ...

Read More »

Analysis: Reeves gets his Katrina with challenge of virus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves was a first-term state treasurer when the state was rocked by a massive and expensive disaster with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He worked with then-Gov. Haley Barbour to shape the short-term response and long-term recovery. Now just a few months into his own time as governor, Reeves is in charge of Mississippi’s response to the coronavirus ...

Read More »

SUNDAY — Mississippi reports another record 183 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,638 total with 43 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,638 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 183 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. There have been 43 total deaths (8 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

Read More »

SATURDAY — Mississippi reports 97 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,455 total with 35 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,455 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 97 newly identified cases on Saturday morning. There have been 35 total deaths (6 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, ...

Read More »

Mississippi withholds some health prep info about virus

Mississippi residents are unlikely to find out how many ventilators are available in the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic because the Health Department is withholding that information. The state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, said this week that Mississippi has plenty of ventilators available, but officials are concerned about the demand increasing in coming weeks as more people test positive ...

Read More »

THURSDAY — Mississippi reports 104 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,177 total with 26 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,177 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 104 newly identified cases on Thursday morning. There have been 26 total deaths (4 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, Hancock County, ...

Read More »