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  157 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Sunday in Mississippi

There were 28 new cases and 1 new death reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

  292 new COVID-19 cases, 14 new deaths Saturday in Mississippi

  With weekly COVID cases increasing slightly in Miss., vaccine hesitancy remains a concern

  216 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths Friday in Mississippi

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 292 new cases reported Sat.

  410 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths Thursday in Mississippi

  VIDEO: Dr. Fauci, Dr. Webb speak on vaccine concerns regarding hesitancy, J&J pause

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MDOT helping schedule free rides to vaccine sites

Parents can schedule online COVID-19 appointments for 16 or 17-year-olds in Miss.

  275 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths Wednesday in Mississippi

  ‘Young, healthy’ South Mississippi man suffers stroke hours after receiving J&J vaccine

CDC updates guidance for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces

  Local pharmacies bombarded with questions, concerns about J&J vaccine

  Psychologist discusses signs of autism, tips for parents

For Autism Awareness month, Dr. Dannell Roberts tells what to look for and how parents can help children with autism.

  Pause on J&J vaccine not expected to have drastic impact on vaccination rates in Miss.

None of the cases of J&J complications have been identified in Mississippi.

Experts say roughly 15 to 18 million children in US are nearsighted

Doctors say myopia’s impact on children has increased over the past one to two years.

CORRECTION: COVID death in Miss. was not vaccine-related

[This article is correcting a previous error by WLBT.]

42K J&J vaccines administered in Miss., MSDH encourages ‘pause,’ not fear

  317 new COVID-19 cases, 23 new deaths Tuesday in Mississippi

Reeves pokes fun at Biden’s ‘Neanderthal’ comment as state’s virus cases continue downward trend

Increasing variants threaten progress against COVID-19 fight, Dobbs says

  70 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths Monday in Mississippi

William Carey graduates 47 new pharmacists from accelerated program

  117 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death Sunday in Mississippi

There were 20 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

East Biloxi Church hosts COVID-19 vaccination event

On Saturday, the church jumped on the opportunity to help the community by partnering with Gulfport’s Memorial Hospital to host a vaccine site.

  238 new COVID-19 cases, 9 new deaths Saturday in Mississippi

There were 28 new cases and 2 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

  Medicaid expansion ballot initiative groundwork underway in Mississippi

Medicaid expansion may be a decision left up to Mississippi voters in 2022.

  Mississippi’s Hispanic community lagging behind in COVID-19 vaccinations

The Hispanic community is lagging behind in getting the COVID-19 vaccines.

  243 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths Friday in Mississippi

There were 40 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  Nurse practitioners leading the way in Pearl River County

It’s usually a simple equation, if you get sick, you go see a doctor. However, for people across the country and in many places in Mississippi, it isn’t that easy.

‘It’s just been very stressful’: National report says Mississippians are stressed out

According to recent data, Mississippi is the fifth most stressed out state according to their research.

  240 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths Thursday in Mississippi

There were 27 new cases and 2 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

  Large swaths of rural America are health care deserts with too few primary care doctors, pediatricians, and OB-GYNs to care for residents

In 207 counties in 2018, there wasn’t a family, general or internal medicine doctor – the primary care doctors mainly for adults, according to an InvestigateTV analysis of federal data.

Miss. receives $20.5M for mental health, substance use services

The extra funds will increase access to services for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances,

  270 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths Wednesday in Mississippi

There were 65 new cases and 3 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

Diners at Pascagoula seafood restaurant might have been exposed to hepatitis A

MSDH is investigating two cases of hepatitis A from two employees of Brady’s Steaks and Seafood, who worked at the restaurant while potentially infectious.

Miss. receives $29.7M to expand vaccination efforts in minority communities

31 percent of all shots administered have gone to African Americans.

  No new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in South Mississippi; 183 new cases, 18 new deaths statewide

There were zero new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

FDA approves first new ADHD drug in over a decade for children

ADHD affects about 6 million American children and adolescents. For many, problems include trouble paying attention and completing tasks, fidgeting and impulsiveness.

  State agencies partner to get vaccines to homebound older adults

Two state agencies are partnering to improve access to COVID-19 vaccines.Their focus? Homebound older adults and minority populations.

  70 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

8 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

  97 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

8 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

  290 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

34 new cases and 1 new death reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

  State health officials urge you not to wait for a specific vaccine

The weekly COVID-19 update with the Department of Health and State Medical Association includes a positive outlook.

  284 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

36 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  Community partners needed to host vaccination sites in rural and underserved areas of Miss.

The Mississippi State Department of Health is reaching out to community partners to help get the COVID-19 vaccine to rural and minority areas.

  AMR advises residents to rehab mailbox addresses and building numbers

American Medical Response is reminding residents when they do spring spruce ups to also make sure mailbox or building numbers are clearly visible in case of an emergency.

High Court rules state’s suit against Johnson & Johnson can go forward

State wants the company to provide warning labels on talcum powders.

  Biloxi VA celebrates vaccinating 20,000 people

Thursday, a vaccination milestone was met at the Biloxi VA. An Air Force Vietnam Veteran represented the 20,000th person that received the COVID-19 vaccine at the center.

Gov. Tate Reeves extends Safe Recovery Order for another month

The executive order will be effective at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and shall remain in full force and effect until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021,

  271 new COVID-19 cases, 16 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

50 new cases and two new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

  MSDH issues last-minute guidelines for worship services ahead of Easter Sunday

While Mississippi’s average coronavirus cases remain at nine-month lows, state health leaders are concerned about the possibility of COVID-19 outbreaks during this weekend’s Easter services.

  Healthcare workers reflect on the first year and look ahead to year two of fighting COVID-19

Healthcare workers say there's nothing to compare the last year of fighting COVID to but they are finding hope as they move into year two.

  Isaiah Fredericks Community Center partners with Memorial Hospital for vaccine distribution

By the middle of Wednesday afternoon, it was hard to find a parking spot at the Isaiah Fredericks Community Center. The center teamed up with Memorial Hospital to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to community members.

  288 new COVID-19 cases, 19 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

39 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

‘You are you, no matter who you choose to be’: What many Mississippians don’t know about being transgender

With a new law set to go in effect this year, trans people and medical professionals in Mississippi are debunking common misconceptions about being transgender that many may not be aware of.

  Testing remains important part of COVID-19 fight

This past year has been a difficult one for everyone. While the pandemic continues to evolve, it looks like we’re finally turning a corner, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to let down our guard.

  Mississippi parents share different opinions on whether children should get vaccinated

With more adults rolling up their sleeves to get the vaccine, pharmaceutical companies have started clinical trials on children to help them stay virus free.

MSDH lists singing in church as a ‘high-risk activity’ ahead of Easter services

The Mississippi Department of Health has issued updated guidance on faith-based gatherings and worship services ahead of Easter Sunday.

  163 new COVID-19 cases, 12 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

31 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

  Exercise intensifies for those working to shed extra pandemic pounds

It’s ok to admit you’ve probably gained some weight since the pandemic began. Many trainers are busy working to help folks shed some of those unwanted pandemic pounds.

  Disparities exist in mental health care experts say; what’s being done to bridge the health divide?

The American Psychological Association says mental and behavioral health is a critical and frequently unaddressed matter in racial and ethnic minority communities.

  Coastal Family Health Center working to get shots to underserved arms

Coastal Family Health Center’s mobile clinic was at Back Bay Mission in Biloxi Monday to reach the homeless population and anyone who lives nearby.

  79 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

6 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

  196 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death reported Sunday in Mississippi

35 new cases and no new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Sunday.

  210 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

37 new cases and 1 new death reported in South Mississippi on Saturday.

  Coastal Family Health Center holds COVID-19 vaccine site for Hispanic patients

Since mid-January, Coastal Family Health Center has used its mobile unit to help underserved communities in the fight against the pandemic.

Coastal Family Health Center cuenta con un sitio de vacunación COVID-19 para pacientes hispanos

Vacunar a las comunidades rurales y minoritarias de Mississippi contra el COVID-19 ha sido un desafío para los funcionarios de salud tanto estatales como locales.

2 new COVID variants discovered in Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Health identified two new variants of COVID-19 within the state Friday.

  268 new COVID-19 cases, 11 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

42 new cases and 2 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  317 new COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

43 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

  Reeves: ‘Vaccine hesitancy’ making it harder to get more shots in Mississippians’ arms

State leaders and health experts remain concerned about vaccine demand slowing down because of something Gov. Reeves called “vaccine hesitancy.”

New federal incentives boost Medicaid expansion talks in Mississippi

Medicaid expansion hasn't gotten any traction in Mississippi. But new federal incentives seem to be increasing the talks about how the state could benefit.

Spring has sprung: Allergy signs to lookout for and how to relieve symptoms

This year in Mississippi doctors say allergies will be more intense.

  387 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

46 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

  Coast soccer coach refuses to let cancer sideline him

A person’s strength is often defined by who they are when times get tough. For D’Iberville girls soccer coach Paul Langham and his family, that began last January - when he was diagnosed with colon cancer.

  Homebound residents express challenges with getting access to COVID-19 vaccine

MSDH encourages individuals who are homebound or disable to call their physician to aid in this endeavor or a hospital in the COE program.

  Many in Mississippi still dealing with long-term COVID side effects

Many who survived the virus are still dealing with mild to more serious long-term effects.

MSDH to update ‘confusing and misleading’ script read to those scheduling vaccine appointments

A case of miscommunication is the reason behind a man believing he was told that there was “no documented proof” that the Moderna vaccine works, MSDH says.

  306 new COVID-19 cases, 21 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

61 new cases and 6 new deaths reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

  ONE MILLION VACCINES: Mississippi reaches vaccination milestone in fight against COVID-19

The Magnolia State has surpassed a huge milestone in its fight against COVID-19.