MSDH: Ten more patients die after contracting COVID-19

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi with ten more deaths. The state's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 12,222 with 580 deaths, the MSDH added. Health officials said 22 of the newest cases were among residents in long-term care facilities, and there are now 98 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff. The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline continues to take your questions about the pandemic at 877-978-6453. Lines are open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

MSDH reports 16 more patients die of COVID-19 complications

Health officials in Mississippi report 263 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 16 new deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,967 -- with 570 deaths, the Mississippi State Department of Health said. The MSDH added 44 of the newest cases reported ere among residents in long-term care facilities. There are now 87 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities -- where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff, health officials said. The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline continues to take your questions about COVID-19. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Gov. Reeves issues guidelines for places of worship throughout state

(The following is a press release from the governor's office.) JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves released social distancing and sanitation guidelines for in-person worship services to safely resume across Mississippi. Consulting with Dr. Thomas Dobbs and our state health officials, Governor Reeves developed guidelines for worship leaders and their congregations to join together to practice their faiths while continuing to help protect public health and flatten the curve. "I’ll just say this as a personal point. My family is likely going to continue worshiping from home for a while. The church is not a building. We can honor our Lord and keep our neighbors safe. You don’t need to rush

MSDH: COVID-19 death toll rises by 27

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 272 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 27 new deaths. The state's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 11,704 -- with 554 deaths. There are 441 Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection, the MSDH said. The MSDH added 45 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities -- and there are now 98 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff. The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline continues to take your questions at 1-877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

Hattiesburg Vets Committee, city host modified Memorial Day observance

The Hattiesburg Veterans Committee unveils plans for a modified Memorial Day observance in Hattiesburg. The event, which will not be open to the public, can be heard on WFOR 92.7 FM and 1400 AM on May 25th starting at 10 a.m. The observance will also be streamed on the City of Hattiesburg's Facebook page. "The program will not be the usual big show with canons and color guard but will include the readying of the 173 names of the young men that gave their lives in defense of our country from World War I through today," the Hattiesburg Veterans Committee said in a statement to FOX23. Mayor Toby Barker will be among the guest speakers.

Hattiesburg businesses reopening two months after pandemic began

(The following information comes from the City of Hattiesburg.) Beginning Monday, May 18, the following will open: Nail Salons Following the same appointment measures, sanitization protocols and social distancing measures for hair salons and barbershops from Exec. Order 2020-6 (link: http://www.hattiesburgms.com/wp-content/uploads/exec_order_2020-6.pdf). Tattoo Shops Following guidelines identified in Gov. Reeves’ Exec. Order 1486 (link to text, once signed it will be added to the website: https://mcusercontent.com/08cb3e52aa1308600f84d49ea/files/e00c0c2e-b5c2-43d5-85e4-3c81cff2cb2c/Executive_Order_1486_Tattoo_Parlors_text_.pdf). Indoor Dining at Restaurants Following the 50% tot

MSDH: 13 more patients have died from COVID-19 complications

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 318 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 13 new deaths, two of which were identified through death certificate reports from May 4th and 5th. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 10,801 -- with 493 deaths. The MSDH said 71 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities. There are 111 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff, the MSDH added. The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is taking your questions about the virus at 1-877-978-6453 daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Health officials: Eight more Mississippians die of COVID-19 complications

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports 182 new cases of COVID-19 in the state with eight new deaths. The state's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 10,090, with 465 deaths . The number of patients in Mississippi hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19 infection has fallen to 437, the MSDH said. Twenty-eight of the newest cases were among residents in long-term care facilities, the MSDH added. There are now 111 active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities, where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff, health officials said. The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is open at 1-877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

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