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Lt. Gov. Hosemann, Speaker Gunn Test Positive for COVID-19; Governor Hints at ‘Total Lockdowns’

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn have both tested positive for COVID-19, as have a number of other state legislators.

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870 New COVID-19 Cases and Peak Hospitalizations, as Reeves Warns Health System ‘At Risk’

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs’ increasingly frantic warnings about the state of COVID-19 in Mississippi continue to reflect in the numbers.

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COVID-19 Hits New Mississippi Highs, Municipalities Issuing Own Mask Orders

Mississippi’s rising coronavirus curve is prompting dire warnings from state health officials—and some municipalities are beginning to issue mask orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in public spaces.

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BREAKING: Mississippi Adds 1,092 New COVID-19 Cases In Single Day

The day after State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned of a looming catastrophe facing Mississippi in the fall, the state’s hospitals reported the highest incidence of confirmed and suspected ...

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Oxford Sees COVID-19 Crisis as ER Visits Up Statewide; State Blames Fraternities

Mississippians are not doing enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19, State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs warned at yesterday’s press event.

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COVID-19 Cases Top 20,000 in Mississippi, Mental Health Services Available

Mississippi has now officially seen more than 20,000 cases of COVID-19 with 353 new COVID-19 cases as of yesterday, along with 20 deaths.

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‘Back to Business Mississippi’ Grant Website Live, Money Earmarked for Women, Minorities

Thursday marked the opening of the state’s Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program. Created via Senate Bill 2772, the program provides a grant of up to $25,000 to small businesses ...

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Dobbs: Younger People Infecting Older Ones with COVID-19 As Bar Curfew Lifted

The “herculean” task of testing all long-term-care and nursing-home facility staff and residents has concluded, showing 676 positive cases, State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs said Thursday.

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With 498 Cases, Mississippi’s Sees Largest COVID-19 Day as Storm Threatens

Today sets a new record for COVID-19 as a Mississippi State Department of Health report shows 498 new confirmed cases and 20 new deaths for Sunday as of 6 p.m. ...

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Governor Sends National Guard to D.C., Unclear Whether Will Patrol Jackson Protests

The State of Mississippi has sent members of the Mississippi National Guard to Washington, D.C., amid the heavy protest actions taking place around the White House and the nation.

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MSDH Releases Delayed Long Term Care Facility COVID-19 Data

After weeks of refusing, Mississippi State Department of Health last night released the names and counties of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 outbreaks.

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Mississippi Fully Reopens Today After Biggest Week of COVID-19 Cases, Yet

Today marks the “final stage” in Gov. Tate Reeves’ order to reopen the state. All businesses may now open, and the state’s schools may proceed with summer programs.

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Mississippi In Deep Recession Facing Long Recovery, 273 New Cases of COVID-19

Mississippi is suffering the effects of a COVID-19-induced recession, deeper than any since the end of World War II, and can expect a long recovery even after it ends, State ...

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Mississippi Reports 402 New COVID-19 Cases, Admits Testing Totals Mix In Antibody Tests

Mississippi State Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing totals include both traditional viral tests and antibody tests, a metric national health experts insist must not be included in testing totals.

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Reeves: New Corrections and Public Safety Leaders, Still No Nursing Home Names

Gov. Tate Reeves is expected to announce new leadership for the Mississippi Department of Corrections and the Department of Public Safety today, bringing new oversight to the two state agencies.

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COVID-19 Cases Crest Above 10,000 in State, Rare Complications in Children Found

Mississippi reached a grim new milestone in the spread of COVID-19 across the state on Thursday, as the Mississippi State Department of Health announced the total count of detections has ...

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Legislature Sends $300 Million in Relief Funds to Mississippi Small Businesses

The Mississippi Legislature passed a $300-million stimulus bill directed at Mississippi’s small businesses on Wednesday night, putting a declarative end to the debate over who would appropriate $1.25 billion in ...

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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Slump Today as Mississippi Continues to Reopen

Gov. Tate Reeves’ safer-at-home order continues this week, with notable exceptions, as the Mississippi State Department of Health announces 173 new cases of COVID-19 and five new deaths from Sunday ...

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Two Days of Record COVID-19 Deaths Precede Mississippi Reopening

Mississippi is on track to reopen its parks and restaurants today, as what Gov. Tate Reeves calls the COVID-19 “plateau” continues. This morning, MSDH reported 262 new cases of coronavirus ...

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Bipartisan Legislative Supermajority Takes Control of CARES Act Money

Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann and House Speaker Philip Gunn led a legislative supermajority to claim $1.25 billion in federal CARES Act funds today, dealing a humbling blow to the authority ...

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Black Women Over-represented as COVID-19 Cases Jump to 397 Today

In spite of hopes for a plateau preceding a decline of new COVID-19 cases, the Mississippi Department of Health reported a record 397 new cases of coronavirus disease today, a ...

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State’s COVID-19 Updates Now Include Good News Among the Bad

Good news is now part of the State of Mississippi’s daily reports on COVID-19 cases and deaths. As of 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, 3,413 patients known to be infected ...

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Legislature Asserts Control Over CARES Act Funds by Early Return

The Mississippi Legislature will reconvene on Monday, “if not sooner,” Senate Minority Leader Derrick Simmons, D-Greenville, told the Jackson Free Press today. The Legislature’s lightning-quick return comes weeks in advance ...

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Shelter Order Softens on Day of 248 New Cases of COVID-19

On Monday, Reeves recapped his “safer at home” order, replacing his April 1 shelter-in-place order for two weeks. The order went into effect at 8 a.m. on April 27 and ...