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TUPELO • After one of the nation’s top infectious disease agencies released new data about the number of people who have died from COVID-19, Mississippi’s top public health expert and local coroners are urging people against using the recent numbers to downplay the severity of the virus.

State and local election officials are bracing for an election like none other, carried out amid anxieties over a pandemic, and questions continue to circulate about the current capacity of the U.S. Postal Service to manage a widely expected spike in mail-in ballots.In Mississippi, the legis…

JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday announced that he will issue a new executive order that will extend social gathering limitations, a statewide mask mandate and enact limits on how many spectators can attend extracurricular events at public schools. The order will go into effect at 8 a.m.…

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TUPELO • Krena Silver, a respiratory therapist for over 20 years, has been on the North Mississippi Medical Center’s COVID-19 floor since late March to early April. In all of her years of experience, she has never been as scared as she is right now.

TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Monday reported 572 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19 and eight people have died from complications related to the virus.

TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Sunday reported 672 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19 and 10 people have died from complications related to the virus.

TUPELO • Even when COVID-19 caused churches to close their physical doors, some churches refused to allow it to stop their outreach. From hosting food drives to offering aid to the homeless, churches such as Chandlers Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Verona, Life Culture Minist…

TUPELO • The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported that 1,168 additional Mississippians have tested positive for COVID-19 and that 52 additional people have died from complications related to the virus. The health department also reported that 989 people are currently bei…

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 1,775 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. The previous highest was 1,635 on July 21. MSDH also reported 48 additional deaths. Latest hospitalizations will be reported later in the day.

JACKSON • Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday announced that he is issuing additional executive orders that will limit the number of people that can gather in crowds in the state and will place more restrictions on the operations of bars.

The Mississippi State Health Department on Tuesday reported 1,635 new COVID-19 cases, which is the largest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases thus far. It's the third time in less than a week that a new record has been set for daily case totals.