pandemic

COVID cases still above 4,000 in the state

The Mississippi State Department of  Health is reporting today an additional 4,085 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 36 deaths. One of those deaths reported was in Harrison County. Two were reported from Jackson County. Twenty-six deaths occurred between July…

Hancock County School District closes two more schools

Hancock County School District announced over the weekend that two more schools in the district will be closing. East Hancock Elementary and Hancock Middle schools will be closed for 14 days due to a COVID outbreak. This comes after closing…

More than 5,000 COVID cases reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday is reporting 5,023 more cases of COVID-19 in the state, 31 deaths, and 166 ongoing outbreaks in long-term care facilities. State COVID-19 totals: 381,147 cases, 7,761 deaths, and 1,065,743 persons fully vaccinated.…

Mississippi governor extends his pandemic emergency order

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he is extending his state-of-emergency order that gives public health officials and other government leaders some flexibility in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor said he would…

Waveland to limit city hall visitors to appointments

Waveland is closing city hall to visitors unless they have an appointment, according to a notice posted on the city's Facebook page. "Starting today, August 12, 2021, City Hall will be limited to visitors and will require an appointment," the…

Hospitalizations due to COVID continue to climb

Singing River Health System had 128 people hospitalized with COVID, the hospital CEO said, and 119 of those were not vaccinated. The numbers continue to climb in Mississippi. Of those hospitalized at SRHS, 28 are in ICU and 21 of…