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July 25: Mississippi COVID-19 Infections Average 1,322 Per Day

Friday's 1,434 new cases recorded by the Mississippi State Department of Health, or MSDH, brings the seven-day average to 1,322 positive tests per day, up from 918 average daily cases ...

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Lonely Farewells on the Front Line of Coronavirus

For many Mississippians, coronavirus metrics are numbers on a screen. For the many health care workers who spoke to the Jackson Free Press, it is the cadence of their lives, ...

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9,500 New Infections in 14 Days, Governor Orders Tighter Restrictions Including Jackson Metro

With 797 Mississippi residents testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday, the state's total stands at 35,419 since testing began. The past two weeks have averaged 680 cases per day, much ...

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July 4th: COVID-19 Cases Top 30,000, Average at Record 683 Per Day

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Mississippi passed 30,000 on Friday, with that day's total at a near-record 990 of reported newly infected Mississippians. Four people died from complications ...

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COVID-19 Cases Near Record Day at 914, Hospitalized Patients Remains High

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported that 914 new people tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the second-highest day since MSDH began reporting numbers in April. More than 1,100 ...

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Senate Rule Committee Clears Way for Senate to Consider a Medical Marijuana Bill

The Mississippi Senate's rules committee has approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 586, which, if passed by the full Senate, will allow it to suspend the rules for the purpose of introducing ...

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State Health Officer Warns in Interview: Prepare For Overwhelmed Hospitals by Fall

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs has led Mississippi’s response to COVID-19 since the first days of the crisis. Now, facing spiking metrics in all of the state’s key indicators ...

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Mississippi Hospital Lays Off 250 to Offset COVID-19 Losses

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has laid off 250 employees to offset financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Judge: Health Department Must Respond to Public Records Request

A Mississippi judge ruled Tuesday that the state Health Department must respond to a newspaper's public records request about long-term care facilities where outbreaks of the new coronavirus have occurred.

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COVID-19: UMMC Expert on Emerging Knowledge of the Virus

In March, Dr. Bhagyashri Navalkele watched the crowds gathering on America’s beaches during spring break with a heavy weight on her shoulders.

Protesting "Obamacare"

Anti-Obamacare Rally on Friday the 8th, 2012 at the Federal Courthouse Steps.