COVID-19 in Mississippi: 549 new cases reported Saturday

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.

  Vaccines roll out to sites in underserved areas of the Jackson-metro

  Health officials working with Black Mississippians to improve vaccination rate

  COVID-19 hospitalizations in Mississippi drop 55% over five weeks

South Mississippians react to CDC’s double-masking recommendation

  Miracle or Myth? JSU virtual COVID-19 town hall focuses on vaccine effectiveness

1 in 477 Mississippians has died of COVID-related complications

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Walmart vaccine appointments now available for Mississippians

  Nurses describe mental toll of caring for COVID-19 patients

  Vaccine rollout remains priority at Miss. Health Dept.

  Jackson media receive COVID-19 vaccinations

  COVID-19 patients describe lingering effects weeks after virus

  Jackson leaders address racial inequities in vaccine availability

Gov. Reeves extends nearly-statewide mask mandate by a month

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended the mask mandate in most Mississippi counties Wednesday.

  Local Black pastors receive COVID-19 vaccine as a way of leading by example

Black pastors are receiving their COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to build confidence in the shot within the black community.

  MSDH breaks down latest with vaccine distribution plans

The demand for the COVID-19 vaccine is still greater than the supply, but the state is working to explain their decision making on the distribution.

  First in Mississippi: Breast cancer single dose radiation to reduce length of treatments

Less intense breast cancer radiation treatment is now available here in Mississippi.

Health officials give update on COVID-19

Reeves: 15,000 new first dose vaccine appointments available

  Miss. residents can now schedule 2nd dose vaccine appointments

4 Miss. Senators isolating with COVID, Lt. Gov. says

Miss. Insurance Department issues guidance on COVID-19 vaccine insurance coverage

New COVID-19 antibody treatment can help those 65 and older

Brandon High adjusts schedule amid COVID-19 surge

Brandon High School is altering its schedule after an influx of positive COVID-19 cases.

‘I’m not getting it unless it’s mandated’: Why many African Americans distrust the COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 spreads throughout Mississippi, the Black community still continues to see staggering numbers of fatalities. However, the number of vaccinations seems to stay at a relatively low rate of only 15%, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

  Belhaven University builds COVID-19 testing facility on campus

One Mississippi university has built a COVID-19 testing facility on it’s campus, and it’s located in the Capital City.

Miss. hospital offers single-dose radiation therapy for breast cancer patients

Merit Health Woman’s Hospital in Flowood is offering single-dose radiation therapy for qualifying early-stage breast cancer patients.

  Mississippi’s vaccine demand exceeds supply

Mississippi opened up eligibility to more residents last week but the vaccine supply didn't get upped along with that.

New, potentially more contagious strain of COVID-19 found in Tennessee

According to TDH, seven specimens were sent to the CDC for analysis and two were confirmed to be the B117 variant. TDH previously reported five confirmed cases but provided updated information a short time later.

Mississippi teachers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, beginning March 1st

Starting March 1, teachers and first responders of any age or health condition are eligible to receive vaccinations.

  Clinton Public School District reports 9 more COVID-19 cases

These cases bring CPSD’s second-semester positives to 35 since the start of the semester on January 5, 2021.

Mississippi bill would find anyone who performs an abortion guilty of murder

The bill, introduced by Rep. Dan Eubanks of DeSoto, would also make it a felony for anyone to willfully cause an abortion.

  Gov. Reeves: 95 percent of nursing homes to have access to vaccine by end of January

They’ll also be able to have family visit the facility.

  Vaccines redirected away from hospitals as Gov. Reeves casts doubts on distribution timeline

Some Mississippi hospitals are being forced to cancel vaccine appointments while others are still waiting for shipments of vaccines for their community members.

After fighting COVID-19 for 136 days, woman tells story of survival

Donnielle Green spent 136 days in the hospital. Ninety-one of those days were on a ventilator, but she never stopped fighting.

Gov. Reeves expands mask mandate, alters counties

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves extended the not-quite-statewide mask mandate that was set to expire Friday.

  TODAY at 11: Benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet

Registered Dietician and Plant-Based Chef Dr. Fiona B. Lewis breaks down the benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet

  Mississippi’s mask mandates set to expire Friday

It is unclear at this time if Gov. Tate Reeves will extend the order or let it expire.

  U.S. Surgeon General talks COVID-19 with the medical academic community

The Surgeon General talked about the state of COVID-19 and its impact on Mississippi.

Fewer people in Black community getting COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi

In Mississippi, only 15% of vaccinations have been Black people while 63% are white.

  Ultraviolet robots helping keep things sanitized

Ultraviolet light has been used for years as a disinfectant and hospitals have been using next generation robotics equipped with UV light to keep things clean.

  JSU: 5 employees, 19 students test positive for COVID-19

JSU says the campus will undergo a thorough cleaning and sanitizing to ensure the safety of all.

  Thousands of vaccine doses intended for state’s most vulnerable still waiting to be administered

While Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccine supply dries up for those seeking new appointments, tens of thousands of doses sit unused for the state’s residents who live in long-term care facilities because of ill-equipped national pharmacy chains at the helm.

MSDH not accepting any more COVID-19 vaccination appointments until mid-February

COVID-19 vaccination supply committed through mid-February.

Gov. Reeves receives COVID vaccine

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves received his COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday morning.

  Mississippians 65+ and those with pre-existing conditions now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Mississippi leaders are working to accelerate vaccine distributions in the coming days.

  Reeves on vaccine rollout: ‘We’re working ahead of schedule’

A record-high 98 deaths were reported by the Mississippi Department of Health on Tuesday.

  Mississippi Veterans rolling up their sleeves to get vaccinated

The home in Kosciusko will get its doses in Friday.

Gov. Reeves calls for expansion of drive-thru vaccine clinics in response to slow rollout

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is calling for the rollout of vaccines in the Magnolia State to be issued faster.

One Gulfport Walmart closing Saturday for deep cleaning

Walmart’s Neighborhood Market location on Hwy 49 will close Friday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m. to thoroughly clean and sanitize the building.

  Record number of COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi

Mississippi set a new record for daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

  Nurse practitioner and clergy urge African-Americans to take COVID-19 vaccine

Some in the African-American community are apprehensive about taking the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Health care facility administers COVID-19 vaccine to elderly and front liners

Patients who received the COVID-19 vaccine will return in about two weeks for the second dose.

  Mississippi National Guard helps deliver coronavirus vaccine

Mississippi soldiers continue their role in fighting to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

  Physicians hoping to dispel vaccination distrust amongst Black community

Black doctors and the vaccine

  More than 23,000 Mississippians have now received the COVID vaccine

Reeves says he and the officials at the Department of Health are working to speed up the rollout.

  Some Mississippi care facilities already receiving coronavirus vaccine

Shots for the general public could be available near the first of next month.

  ‘It’s safe, effective’: Health officials, governor urge quick vaccines for Mississippians

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves held his first press conference in weeks regarding COVID-19 in his state.

Mississippi announces vaccinations for 75+ available next week, 65+ soon after

As Mississippi healthcare workers begin receiving COVID-19 vaccinations this week, everyone is asking when the state’s schedule will open up to other high-risk groups.

  Woman thankful to make it to 2021 after startling cancer diagnosis

Sitting on the newly established Biloxi boardwalk, a young woman gathered with her family. Her name is Amiee Carter, and it’s a miracle she’s here to smile in the first few days of 2021.

Man returns home after being hospitalized with coronavirus, looks ahead to 2021

The virus nearly killed Nolan Valenti twice. He spent months in the ICU on a ventilator but finally made it back home just a couple weeks ago.

Longest-serving mayor in Mississippi dies of COVID-19

Dock Gabbert of Derma died at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.

  UMMC braced for a tough couple of months ahead

UMMC leaders discuss the hospital's status and expectations for another surge.

  UMMC: COVID-19 expected to worsen in Mississippi

Wednesday, the state health department reported a record number of 3,023 new coronavirus cases.

Miss. State Dept. of Health to give update on vaccine distribution

The Mississipi State Department of Health will announce on Wednesday the new locations of where the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered.

  Post-Thanksgiving surge in patients, COVID-19 tests push local clinics to their limits

As health officials wait to see whether Mississippi’s Christmas gatherings will push coronavirus cases even higher, Tuesday’s record number of reported COVID-19 deaths bring the state even closer to an unfortunate milestone: 1,000 deaths in one month.

  With Miss. healthcare system overwhelmed with new admissions, leaders search for ways to keep going

Crisis standards of care are being activated in Mississippi.

  MSNG administers first doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to front line service members

Mississippi is one of sixteen states identified by the Department of Defense to receive the Moderna vaccine from its distribution allotment during Phase IA.

  Dobbs: COVID-19 vaccine timeline hard to determine due to uncertainty of supply

With Tuesday’s 79 reported coronavirus deaths reaching an all-time high, state health leaders aim to prevent COVID-19 transmission as best they can through the traditional ways -- masks, social distancing -- while waiting on enough vaccine doses to defeat the virus outright.

  Store employee arrested after refusal to wear mask

Chief Darian Murray says the woman, an employee at Tractor Supply Co., was arrested for failure to comply.

Governor extends mask mandate to all but 4 counties

The executive order will be in place until Friday, January 15.

  Dobbs reports record number of COVID-19 deaths, announces new Moderna vaccine distribution plans

In a press conference Tuesday morning, MSDH reported 79 new deaths that State Health Officer Thomas Dobbs says were unnecessary.

‘It’s Russian roulette,’ says Alabama paramedic recovering from COVID-19 & pushing for workers’ comp

She worked for months transporting and treating COVID-19 patients while carefully wearing layers of PPE and following all of the protocols to protect herself from the virus, but then it happened.

  Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine expected to be shipped to healthcare facilities in the state this week

Several thousand of doses the Moderna vaccine could be shipped to facilities by Wednesday.

  Canceled Christmas parties take holiday strain on restaurants that host them

2020 has ruined a lot of things, not the least of which is the holiday party circuit.

  Conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccine gain traction among Mississippians on social media

Even though it’ll be months before most Mississippians can get the coronavirus vaccine, a quick scroll through social media shows several don’t want it because they don’t trust it.

  Baptist-DeSoto Hospital gets Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday

Baptist-Desoto Hospital in Southaven, Mississippi will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday and start administering it to staff Wednesday.

Mother who lost both daughters to COVID-19 is hopeful as vaccines are on the way

One mother is heartbroken over the death of her two daughters but remains hopeful for the future as vaccines are on the way.

  Miss. pediatrician says older teens should take vaccine when available

Health officials say it could late spring or early summer before that happens when more doses of the vaccine are available to the public.

  ‘Felt like a butterfly’: Miss. health leaders receive first doses of vaccine

State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs received the first Coronavirus vaccine in Mississippi during an afternoon live stream.

South Mississippi mayor dies from complications of COVID-19

The mayor of a South Mississippi city has died after being hospitalized due to double pneumonia just weeks after being diagnosed with COVID-19.