coronavirus

Mississippi Reports First Positive Case of Coronavirus

Tonight the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports its first presumptive positive case of coronavirus or COVID-19. Final verification will come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The individual is a Forrest county adult male who…

School guidance on Coronavirus

The Mississippi Department of Education provided guidance to school districts today regarding prevention measures and preparation in the event of a local outbreak of the Coronavirus. There are currently no cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi. The guidance includes information on…

World shares mostly lower after Dow drops more than 1,000

By ELAINE KURTENBACH AP Business Writer (AP) — Shares have opened lower in Europe after a mixed day in Asia following Wall Street's worst session in two years. Benchmarks fell Tuesday in Germany, France and Japan as the number of…

Risk of coronavirus on the Coast

Coughing, congestion, and fatigue, those are just some of the symptoms of the coronavirus now spreading in the U.S. The coronavirus is an upper respiratory virus that doctors say is actually very common, as we see it every year in…

More Coronavirus Cases Confirmed; U.S. Risk Still "Low"

(NBC News) — Three additional cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the United States over the weekend, bringing the national total to five. So far more than 100 samples from 26 states have been sent to the Centers for Disease…

Cases of new viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China

Chinese health authorities are urging people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings after warning that a new viral illness infecting hundreds of people in the country and causing at least nine deaths could spread further.