Coronavirus

  ‘Shameful’: US virus deaths top 400K as Trump leaves office

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 400,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Boosting your body’s vaccine response: Stress doesn’t help

  A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases

How dangerous is it? Scientists study South African COVID-19 variant

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 1,193 new cases reported Tues.

  1,193 new COVID-19 cases, 51 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

  ‘We’re surviving’: Mother, daughter battle COVID-19 at same Calif. hospital

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In just hours, 20,000 Mississippians sign up for coronavirus vaccine

  WHO chief lambasts vaccine profits, demands elderly go first

  Coronavirus deaths rising in 30 US states amid winter surge

  MSDH now operating out of Coast Coliseum to administer COVID-19 vaccines

  ‘I had the feeling of impending doom’: COVID survivor urges plasma donation

  More appointments made available for COVID-19 vaccine through revised website

Reeves: 95% of nursing home residents to have access to vaccine by end of the month

Reeves to discuss COVID-19 at Monday press conference.

  Man allegedly hid 3 months at Chicago airport due to COVID-19

The man was “scared to go home due to COVID,” and told authorities that he’d found a badge and that other passengers at the airport had given him food.

  1,457 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths reported Monday in Mississippi

357 new cases and one new death reported in South Mississippi on Monday.

  Mother dies from COVID-19 weeks after giving birth to 3rd child

Her widower says he’s going to do what he can to make sure all three girls grow up knowing their mom.

  Coast Coliseum to serve as COVID-19 vaccination site starting Monday

  1,606 new COVID-19 cases, 40 new deaths reported Sunday in Mississippi

  Couple married 33 years dies from COVID-19 just 1 day apart

  Mississippi Coast photographers try to stay afloat during pandemic

Gov. Tate Reeves announces over 100,000 Mississippians vaccinated

  2,680 new COVID-19 cases, 70 new deaths reported Saturday in Mississippi

  Community reacts to latest mask mandate extension

Many were hoping the winds of change would be blowing through the Magnolia State on Friday and that masks would no longer be mandated.

  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.

  Second vaccine appointments at state health departments a challenge

Barbara Comstock is an 81-year-old cancer survivor who had to drive from Saucier to Pascagoula to get her COVID-19 vaccine. But when she tried to schedule her second shot she ran into problems.

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.

COVID patients have persistent symptoms weeks or months after diagnoses

Even after you’re no longer COVID positive, there could still be lasting symptoms from the virus.

  Restaurants rely more on delivery services due to the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed small business down, but delivery companies are helping some local eateries stay afloat during these tough times.

  Some front-line healthcare workers show their essential work behind the scenes

Karen Cole’s job as operations manager of environmental services for Memorial Hospital is hard enough, but that job during a pandemic has another level of pressure.

State could lift ban on elective surgeries January 25; has inoculated 100k patients

State vaccinates 100,000th patient against COVID-19

Gov. Reeves expands mask mandate, alters counties

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

  Anger in states over pace of COVID-19 vaccine allotments

The developments threatened to escalate tensions between the Trump administration and some states over who is responsible for the relatively slow start to the vaccination campaign.

‘I was knocking on death’s door’: Fire chief home after 45-day fight against COVID-19

Shady Grove Fire Chief David Houston is home from the hospital after winning his battle with the deadly Coronavirus.

More COVID-19 vaccines set to arrive in Mississippi, says MSDH

Additional COVID-19 vaccinations have been allocated to Mississippi, said state health officials on Friday.

  Global death toll from COVID-19 tops 2 million amid vaccine rollout

The milestone was reached just over a year after the coronavirus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

  2,342 new COVID-19 cases, 55 new deaths reported Friday in Mississippi

514 new cases and 10 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Friday.

  Biden taps former FDA chief Kessler to lead vaccine science

He has been acting as a top pandemic adviser to Biden and his appointment was announced Friday by the presidential transition office.

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.

  Biden unveils $1.9T plan to stem virus and steady economy

The Biden plan comes as a divided nation remains caught in the grip of the pandemic’s most dangerous wave yet. So far, more than 380,000 Americans have died.

  ‘It doesn’t mean you get immunity instantly’: Medical experts explain science of COVID-19 vaccines

Health experts say just because you have received one of the COVID-19 vaccines, doesn’t mean you can take your mask off. It will be months before enough people have received a vaccine that we can begin to relax the precautions the CDC advises.

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.

  Expanded vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

Up until the past few days, health care workers and nursing home patients had largely been given priority in most places around the U.S.

  Gov. Tate Reeves frustrated with roll-out but sees the positive side

Gov. Tate Reeves was on the Gulf Coast today, speaking on his frustration along with everyone else with the state’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination program, but he found a positive outlook.

103-year-old survivor of Spanish Flu pandemic receives COVID-19 vaccine in Baton Rouge

“I want to get out of the house, and get back to normal,” she said.

  No evidence of child abuse surge amid pandemic, HHS leaders say

Calls to hotlines reporting suspected abuse are down compared to 2019, while calls to support centers from hard-up families seeking assistance have increased.

  Walgreens vaccinates residents, staff at Jackson Co. long term care facility

On Thursday, residents and staff at the Sunplex Subacute Center in Jackson County began receiving the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. It’s a day they have looked forward to for months.

  Coast Guard Port Security Unit 308 based here in South Mississippi

We all know about the Coast Guard station at Gulfport Harbor, but there's another Coast Guard unit set up in the Kiln.

Post Malone donates 10,000 Crocs to frontline workers

The new Crocs were released last month. They sold out in less than an hour.

Pope Francis gets first dose of COVID vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the Vatican.

  US unemployment claims jump to 965,000 as virus takes toll

The latest figures for jobless claims, issued Thursday by the Labor Department, remain at levels never seen until the virus struck.

  1,948 new COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths reported Thursday in Mississippi

317 new cases and 3 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Thursday.

  WHO team arrives in Wuhan to investigate coronavirus pandemic origins

Scientists suspect the virus that has killed 1.9 million people since late 2019 jumped to humans from bats or other animals.

  Frustrations grow over COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Hospitals and health systems are having to wait for more COVID-19 vaccines in order to continue administering additional vaccinations.

  EXPLAINER: What is WHO team in Wuhan looking for?

The WHO team of international researchers that arrived in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Thursday hopes to find clues to the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Firefighters raise money for elderly woman who lost son’s ashes in house fire

The 76-year-old woman had a tough 2020. Her son died from COVID-19, and she lost two houses, one due to money problems and the other to fire.

  COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson successful in early trials

Johnson & Johnson is contracted to deliver 100 million vaccine doses to the U.S. government if it wins approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

  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.

  US COVID-19 deaths hit another one-day high at over 4,300

With the country simultaneously facing a political crisis and on edge over threats of more violence from far-right extremists, the U.S. recorded 4,327 deaths on Tuesday by Johns Hopkins’ count.

  Patience and flexibility will be the key to getting a vaccine

The early days of coronavirus vaccine distribution have been filled with missteps and challenges.

  IRS gets more COVID-19 relief payments out after delays

A number of people who filed their taxes with an online preparation service initially found that their economic impact payment did not make it to them directly. The IRS and tax preparation service companies say they've been working diligently to resolve the issue.

All of Mississippi’s COVID-19 vaccinations now allotted; More expected in mid-February

One day after the governor announced that more Mississippians would be allowed to sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations, the Mississippi State Health Department made its own announcement: Vaccinating everyone eligible is impossible right now.

  Ocean Springs Health and Rehab partners with CVS to vaccinate residents and staff

Vaccines continue to come available for those who meet the age requirement, health care, and long-term care facilities.

  Harrison County School District’s bond project continues despite COVID-19

Harrison County School District’s $55 million improvement plan is continuing to make several enhancements.

  Hancock County businesses reach out to potential recruits

COVID-19 restrictions have all, but shut down businesses trying to recruit new talent at South Mississippi high school Career Day Events.

  Vaccine time: How to overcome your fear of needles

Getting a COVID-19 vaccination is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus, but for millions of Americans, a fear of needles may make the decision to get the vaccine even harder.

  1,942 new COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths reported Wednesday in Mississippi

453 new cases and 2 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Wednesday.

Gov. Reeves receives COVID vaccine

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

  Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient

When it comes to mental and emotional health, older adults in the United States are showing resilience and persevering despite struggles with loneliness and isolation.

  ‘I thought I had a lifetime’: Wife watches husband’s decline from COVID-19 via FaceTime

Doctors say the husband and father of three will need a lung transplant to live, but he needs to be more stable for surgery.

  Veterans, friends of more than 70 years vaccinated for COVID-19 together

The two friends are staying connected despite the COVID-19 pandemic, going together to get their first doses of the vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical facility.

  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.

  Over 1,500 people in one day vaccinated for COVID-19 by Singing River Health System

Singing River Health System employees greeted people at their drive-through COVID-19 vaccination site with an emphatic “Happy Vaccination Day!”

  US to require all arriving passengers to get COVID-19 test

Anyone flying to the U.S. will soon need to show proof of a negative test for COVID-19.

  US shifts to speed vaccinations; won’t hold back 2nd doses

States determine who should get the vaccine based on CDC guidelines.

  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.

  US cancer rates drop record amount, impact of COVID uncertain

Fewer people are smoking, cancers are being detected earlier and treatments have advanced.

  1,648 new COVID-19 cases, 98 new deaths reported Tuesday in Mississippi

256 new cases and 19 new deaths were reported in South Mississippi on Tuesday.

  China says WHO experts to visit Wuhan in virus origins probe

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the experts will arrive in Wuhan on Thursday. Other details of their schedule haven’t been announced and the central government’s National Health Commission offered no further information.

  Mother of 6 dies from COVID-19 days after doctors deliver baby

With the mother reportedly having no underlying conditions other than pregnancy, her family wants to make it clear how dangerous COVID-19 can be.

  ‘He is a miracle’: NY baby survives liver transplant, COVID-19

The baby boy is getting to ready to celebrate his first birthday, just months after surviving COVID-19 and receiving a liver transplant.