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Mississippi health centers get $17.9 million to fight corona virus

Twenty community health centers in Mississippi will receive more than $17.9 million to support their efforts to provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) . The health center funding stems from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) enacted on March 27.  The legislation provides $1.32 billion in supplemental funding to community health centers. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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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Analysis: Virus upends Mississippi budget writing process

Mississippi legislators are supposed to set a state spending plan before the new fiscal year begins July 1. The coronavirus pandemic has scrambled most of the planning that budget writers have done the past few months, leaving uncertainty about how a shaky economy will affect tax collections. “We’ve never seen anything like this in our lifetimes, much less our political ...

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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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House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic. The House approved the sweeping measure by voice vote, as strong majorities of both parties lined up behind the most colossal economic relief bill in the ...

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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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