As Gov. Tate Reeves gears up to completely reopen the state on Monday, data from the Department of Health suggests Mississippi still hasn’t reached its peak of coronavirus cases, with average daily cases Wednesday hitting their highest point since the pandemic began.
As Mississippi stands to hit 15,000 total coronavirus cases by the end of this month, state leaders say hospitalization data is one of the biggest indicators to help determine if the state’s social distancing measures and COVID-19 strategies are working.
The owners of a Hub City business sued the City of Hattiesburg and Mayor Toby Barker, claiming the city violated their constitutional rights after the business was closed under state and local executive orders.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday it would provide $225 million for COVID-19 testing at Rural Health Clinics across the nation, including $9.29 million for 188 Mississippi clinics.
Rural Health Clinics are a special designation given to health care practices in underserved rural areas by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that help ensure access to care for rural residents.
Myths regarding face masks and whether they protect against the spread of coronavirus keep popping up on social media -- with some implying the public is more likely to get COVID-19 with a mask than without.
About a third of all the COVID-19 deaths in the United States have occurred in nursing homes.To fight that trend, the White House has called for testing of every long-term care facility in the country in the next two weeks.
Attorney General Lynn Fitch says the state must do everything possible to help first responders on the front lines of COVID-19 crisis. Under the new rule change first responders may be eligible for a disability payment equal to 34% of work wages.