STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Coronavirus News

Article Image Thumbnail

Mississippi virus cases surpass 13,000 with 433 hospitalized

Confirmed coronavirus cases in Mississippi have surpassed 13,000, with more than 1,600 in long-term care facilities, according to the state health department.

Article Image Thumbnail

Alabama health officials concerned about residents' protection as state reopens

Health officials are worried that Alabama's coronavirus caseload is increasing and residents aren't guarding against COVID-19 as it opens its casinos, church and more.

Article Image Thumbnail

Mississippi governor extends Safer at Home order another week

Gov. Tate Reeves has extended Mississippi's Safer at Home order for another week, he announced Friday during his daily coronavirus briefing.

Article Image Thumbnail

Latest Coronavirus: 13,252 cases in Mississippi, 14,478 cases in Alabama

Here is a quick glance at the number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi and Alabama.

Article Image Thumbnail

List of essential businesses and operations in Mississippi

Here is a list of businesses identified as essential in Mississippi.

Image for MSDH reports 247 new coronavirus cases, 9 new deaths Saturday

MSDH reports 247 new coronavirus cases, 9 new deaths Saturday

The state health department reported 247 new cases of the coronavirus and 9 new deaths Sunday, May 24.

Image for Here are the rules for Alabama's new amended Safer at Home order

Here are the rules for Alabama's new amended Safer at Home order

The order will be effective Friday, May 22, at 5 p.m. through Friday, July 3, at 5 p.m.

Article Image Thumbnail

Alabama jobless rate jumps to 12.9% because of pandemic

Alabama's unemployment rate has jumped to 12.9% in April during the economic shutdown linked to the coronavirus pandemic.

Article Image Thumbnail

Coronavirus: Know the basics

As the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues - this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe.

Article Image Thumbnail

Retailers, customers adjust to new norm during pandemic

Local retail stores are adjusting to the new norm of allowing customers to shop under new safety guidelines.

Article Image Thumbnail

Some Mississippi casinos reopen after 2-month virus hiatus

Some casinos in Mississippi have reopened for the first time in two months.

Article Image Thumbnail

Hotels go the extra step to protect visitors

With the holiday weekend approaching, local hotels are now taking extra steps to make guests feel safe.

Article Image Thumbnail

Consignment sale in Tupelo opens with measures to protect customers

The annual Children's Consignment Sale kicked off Thursday at the Tupelo Furniture Market.

Article Image Thumbnail

Nominate a Hometown Hero

WTVA originally sought nominees who are helping others during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we are now seeking heroes in general.

Image for OCH Regional Medical Center to allow in-person services June 1

OCH Regional Medical Center to allow in-person services June 1

All clinics at OCH Regional Medical Center will re-open for in-person services on June 1.

Article Image Thumbnail

The Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum is waiting to reopen

Life is quiet right now at the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum. The indoor museum is closed, but the outdoor area is still open to the public.

Image for VIDEO: Mental health expert says telehealth has been key to helping clients

VIDEO: Mental health expert says telehealth has been key to helping clients

A Tupelo mental health therapist said that the use of telehealth has been important for therapists helping those who are having a difficult time due to the coronavirus.

Image for Martial arts daycare carefully operates during pandemic

Martial arts daycare carefully operates during pandemic

2 Dragons Martial Arts DayCare is in session with programs for kids to help families during the pandemic. Owner Randall Leverett said the daycare follows strict cleaning procedures and social distancing guidelines.

Image for VIDEO: The First Baptist Church of Shannon hosted a blood drive

VIDEO: The First Baptist Church of Shannon hosted a blood drive

To help fight the current blood shortage, one local church held a blood drive Wednesday afternoon.

Article Image Thumbnail

Governor signing relief bill for small businesses

Governor Tate Reeves said Wednesday he would sign the bill passed by the Legislature giving $300 million to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus.

Article Image Thumbnail

Two area pastors announce Sunday service plans

Gov. Tate Reeves announced guidelines to help churches and places of worship safely conduct services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Article Image Thumbnail

MSDH reports first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

The state health department reported its first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).

Image for VIDEO: Mississippi governor meets with President Trump

VIDEO: Mississippi governor meets with President Trump

Gov. Tate Reeves and his wife met the president and first lady. That's why he did not hold his daily coronavirus briefing Monday.

Article Image Thumbnail

Longtime Amory restaurant thankful for continued business during pandemic

One family-owned restaurant is thriving in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Image for Local Kindergarten students celebrated

Local Kindergarten students celebrated

Typically, Kindergarten students would have a graduation to mark the end of the school year, staff at Mooreville Elementary still wanted to celebrate the students despite the Coronavirus.

Article Image Thumbnail

Pharmacy workers adjust to coronavirus pandemic

Pharmacy workers are on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic and have to interact with the public every day.

Article Image Thumbnail

Eleven Tiffin Motorhomes employees test positive for the coronavirus

Tiffin Motorhomes has had 11 employees test positive for the coronavirus in its five facilities.

Image for Event planners re-imagine weddings amid pandemic

Event planners re-imagine weddings amid pandemic

The coronavirus affects one of the most important days in people’s lives, their wedding day. But one duo is stepping in to make sure the day is still special.

Article Image Thumbnail

Cooper Tires confirms employee in Tupelo tested positive for coronavirus

An employee at the Cooper Tires plant in Tupelo tested positive for the coronavirus, the company confirmed Thursday.

Article Image Thumbnail

Ivey won't sign spending bill, wants plan for COVID-19 cash

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is asking lawmakers to change a spending bill to detail how the state will spend more than $1.8 billion in federal coronavirus relief fund.

Article Image Thumbnail

Gov: Virus relief grants will aid 'Main Street, Mississippi'

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he expects to sign a bill to create grants for small businesses by using part of the state's coronavirus relief money.

Image for Coronavirus global death toll passes 300,000 as countries wait in lockdown

Coronavirus global death toll passes 300,000 as countries wait in lockdown

Dr. Zevy Hamburger, an anesthesiologist at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital, is sharing his experience in a series of diaries, giving a voice to healthcare heroes struggling with the everyday battle. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Image for California tells hospitals to consider having a lottery for sought-after Covid-19 drug

California tells hospitals to consider having a lottery for sought-after Covid-19 drug

There's not enough remdesivir for all Covid-19 patients, so California has suggested hospitals hold a lottery.

Image for Wisconsin bars reopen after court throws out stay-at-home order -- some with new rules

Wisconsin bars reopen after court throws out stay-at-home order -- some with new rules

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway speaks to CNN's Wolf Blitzer about video showing some crowded Wisconsin bars after the state's Supreme Court overturned the coronavirus stay-at-home order.

Image for Millennials are facing another once-in-a-generation economic disaster

Millennials are facing another once-in-a-generation economic disaster

In total, 36.5 million people have filed first-time jobless claims since mid-March as the coronavirus pandemic is forcing businesses to close and lay off workers.

Image for Verizon lends helping hand to small businesses

Verizon lends helping hand to small businesses

Verizon is giving away millions of dollars to small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Image for Restaurants face challenges as state allows re-opening

Restaurants face challenges as state allows re-opening

Although Governor Tate Reeves is easing restrictions on dine-in restaurants, the industry as a whole faces an uphill battle.

Article Image Thumbnail

Deadline today for school internet survey

Today is the final day for parents of public schoolchildren in Mississippi to fill out a survey about the internet.

Image for Expect more cases of strange coronavirus syndrome in kids, doctors warn

Expect more cases of strange coronavirus syndrome in kids, doctors warn

The CDC is warning doctors to look out a mysterious illness in children that could be linked to the coronavirus. CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks to a doctor about the symptoms and how to spot any red flags.

Article Image Thumbnail

Lead educators lay out plan for better access to broadband

Educators and legislators look to address the gap in internet access across the state of Mississippi.

Image for Southwest memo says it will not deny boarding if customers don't wear masks

Southwest memo says it will not deny boarding if customers don't wear masks

Airlines are having to develop their own safety guidelines for social distancing as flights bookings increase. CNN's Pete Muntean reports.

Image for WTVA talks with medical professionals and local mayors about coronavirus

WTVA talks with medical professionals and local mayors about coronavirus

WTVA anchor Craig Ford talked with medical professionals and the mayors of Amory, Starkville and Tupelo. This is part of WTVA's coronavirus coverage.

Image for One local salon owner says business is booming

One local salon owner says business is booming

Nail salons are one of the establishments allowed to open under Gov. Tate Reeves' new Safer-at-Home order.

Image for Toyota in Blue Springs using thermal cameras to check employees' temperatures

Toyota in Blue Springs using thermal cameras to check employees' temperatures

The Toyota plant in Blue Springs is taking precautions to protect employees and staff from the spread of the coronavirus.

Image for Local gyms reopen under new guidelines

Local gyms reopen under new guidelines

Under the governor’s new guidelines, many gyms reopened for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic.

Article Image Thumbnail

New Safer at Home order now in effect, reopens barbershops, salons, gyms

Gov. Tate Reeves extended his Safer at Home order for another two weeks, he announced Friday, May 8.

Article Image Thumbnail

Alabama lawmakers expect special session for coronavirus relief funds

Alabama lawmakers say they expect a special session later this year on how to use the state’s coronavirus relief funds.

Article Image Thumbnail

UPDATE: Columbus okays Monday opening of barbershops, hair salons and gyms

Barbershops, hair salons and fitness centers in Columbus can reopen Monday just like others across Mississippi.

Image for Rehabilitation centers offer alternative to in person meetings amid pandemic

Rehabilitation centers offer alternative to in person meetings amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic can be challenging for those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Image for Urgent Care facility provides coronavirus antibody testing

Urgent Care facility provides coronavirus antibody testing

State Urgent Care in Starkville tests patients for coronavirus antibodies.

Image for Here are the rules for Alabama's amended Safer at Home order

Here are the rules for Alabama's amended Safer at Home order

The amended Safer at Home order takes effect on May 11 at 5 p.m. and expires on May 22 at 5 p.m.

Image for VIDEO: Small town markets dealing with panic buying

VIDEO: Small town markets dealing with panic buying

Grocery store owners like Sam Farris of Sam's Town Market in Mantachie are urging shoppers to stop panic buying.

Image for Starkville restaurants open inside dining, customers not required to wear masks

Starkville restaurants open inside dining, customers not required to wear masks

Starkville restaurants are preparing to reopen their inside and outdoor dining areas.

Image for VIDEO: Playgrounds in Tupelo to remain closed

VIDEO: Playgrounds in Tupelo to remain closed

Mayor Jason Shelton said that all playgrounds and splash pads in Tupelo will stay closed for a at least a few more weeks.

Article Image Thumbnail

Gardening growing in popularity during coronavirus pandemic

Agriculture experts say gardening is becoming more popular in north Mississippi because of the coronavirus.

Article Image Thumbnail

Mississippi gov says pandemic no 'excuse' to release inmates

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that the state will not consider early release for prisoners during the coronavirus pandemic, even with inmates living in conditions that make social distancing difficult.

Image for A man wore what appeared to be a KKK white hood on a trip to the grocery store

A man wore what appeared to be a KKK white hood on a trip to the grocery store

A customer at a Vons supermarket in southern California wore what appeared to be a Ku Klux Klan hood during his shopping trip and ignored requests from staff to remove it, according to the supermarket.

Image for How to improve your respiratory health in case you get Covid-19

How to improve your respiratory health in case you get Covid-19

Follow this doctor's "rule of threes" --three deep breaths, three coughs, all repeated three times -- to help relieve mucus buildup in the lungs when recovering from Covid-19 or other illnesses.

Image for A Dollar Tree worker told a man he needed a mask, so he wiped his face on her shirt, police say

A Dollar Tree worker told a man he needed a mask, so he wiped his face on her shirt, police say

A 68-year-old Michigan man has been arrested on assault charges after police say he entered a Dollar Tree and wiped his face on an employee's shirt.

Article Image Thumbnail

Governor takes different tone concerning coronavirus money

Governor Tate Reeves seems resigned to the likelihood that the Legislature will take control over how more than $1 billion in federal coronavirus money will be spent.

Article Image Thumbnail

Mississippi legislators to consider virus aid for small businesses

State lawmakers will return Thursday to consider a plan to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus.

Image for Toyota makes major changes to help keep employees safe from coronavirus

Toyota makes major changes to help keep employees safe from coronavirus

Company officials opened the doors to allow WTVA 9 News to get a look at changes made to keep employees safe from the Coronavirus when they return to the production line.

Article Image Thumbnail

Toyota hopes reopening will help economy

Emily Lauder, Vice President of Administration at Toyota said reopening is a good thing for the economy.

Image for VIDEO: Small business owner making hand sewn face masks

VIDEO: Small business owner making hand sewn face masks

As a non-essential business, Misty was forced to temporarily close her doors due to coronavirus, but the pandemic hasn’t stopped her from working.

Image for Mall at Barnes Crossing reopens with measures in place to protect employees, customers

Mall at Barnes Crossing reopens with measures in place to protect employees, customers

The Mall at Barnes Crossing reopened for business Tuesday but with cautionary measures in place to protect employees and customers.

Article Image Thumbnail

Mississippi legislators to consider virus aid to businesses

Mississippi legislators are returning Thursday to consider help for businesses that have been hurt by the coronavirus outbreak.

Image for Workers want virus protections before casinos reopen

Workers want virus protections before casinos reopen

Casino workers across the country want their employers to provide them with protective equipment and adopt tough new cleaning and social distancing policies before the gambling halls reopen during the coronavirus outbreak

Image for Salvation Army looking for donations on

Salvation Army looking for donations on "Giving Tuesday"

Major Ray Morton of the Salvation Army is encouraging everyone who is able to give to do so.

Article Image Thumbnail

More homeowners refinancing due to low interest rates

Some mortgage consultants said the industry is slowing down.

Article Image Thumbnail

Access Family Health Services offering COVID-19 testing at multiple clinics

Access Family Health Services is providing free drive-thru COVID-19 testing for anyone with symptoms or recent exposure.

Article Image Thumbnail

Gov. Reeves amends Safer at Home order, slowly reopening restaurants and parks

The governor announced Monday he amended his Safer at Home order, which opened some businesses to the public.

Article Image Thumbnail

COVID-19 testing this week in Attala, Noxubee, Monroe counties

UMMC will conduct COVID-19 testing this week in Attala, Noxubee and Monroe counties.

Article Image Thumbnail

Death toll from virus in Mississippi grows to more than 300

Mississippi's death toll from COVID-19 has topped 300, with the state health department announcing Sunday that 12 more people have died from the disease.

Article Image Thumbnail

After record year, Alabama tourism revenues expected to fall

The coronavirus pandemic is expected to end years of record growth in Alabama’s tourism revenues as spending falls by the billions.

Article Image Thumbnail

First Monday flea market opens during coronavirus pandemic

The First Monday flea market opened this weekend and attracted customers even though the governor and state health officer discouraged people from attending over coronavirus concerns.

Article Image Thumbnail

Toyota, Prentiss County food pantry providing food to 500 households

Food will be provided for 500 households next week in Booneville.

Image for Starkville woman sends masks to Minnesota church

Starkville woman sends masks to Minnesota church

One Starkville woman is making a difference one stitch at a time.

Article Image Thumbnail

Mississippi reports 10 more COVID-19 deaths

Ten more people have died of the novel coronavirus in Mississippi, bringing the state's death toll to at least 291, state health officials announced Saturday.

Article Image Thumbnail

Lawsuit claims Alabama's voting rules jeopardize health

A lawsuit says that Alabama's voting rules amid the coronavirus pandemic jeopardize the health of voters _ especially older voters, black voters, and voters with disabilities.

Image for State reacts to First Monday flea market reopening

State reacts to First Monday flea market reopening

Mississippi's governor and state health officer are asking the owner of the First Monday flea market in Tippah County to not open this weekend.

Image for Pawn shops prosper amid coronavirus pandemic

Pawn shops prosper amid coronavirus pandemic

While the coronavirus has put many industries in financial hardship, the pawn shop industry is still prospering through hard times.

Article Image Thumbnail

NMHS hospitals gradually adding employees, services after coronavirus concerns

There are plenty of open parking spaces at the largest rural hospital in America. The hope is those spaces will soon be full at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo and other North Mississippi Health Services hospitals.

Image for Trucking companies adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Trucking companies adapt to coronavirus pandemic

Truck drivers are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Image for Treating coronavirus in New York left emotional, physical toll on Corinth nurse

Treating coronavirus in New York left emotional, physical toll on Corinth nurse

This week’s Hometown Hero is Maggie Macias who is a travel nurse. She treated coronavirus patients in New York City.

Article Image Thumbnail

Reeves backs lawsuit protection for businesses during virus

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he will ask state lawmakers to provide legal protection for businesses that might be sued if they reopen and customers or employees become ill with COVID-19.

Image for Toyota delays restarting production

Toyota delays restarting production

Toyota delays restarting

Image for All In The Family: Local family makes masks for those in need

All In The Family: Local family makes masks for those in need

A local family is working together to make masks for those in need.

Image for VIDEO: Local lunch workers honored

VIDEO: Local lunch workers honored

The Lee County School District saluted its nutrition professionals amid the pandemic.

Article Image Thumbnail

Oxford making sure the public wear masks in businesses

The City of Oxford is taking steps to make sure people wear masks at businesses.

Image for Hard hit Monroe County combating coronavirus

Hard hit Monroe County combating coronavirus

The county continues to fight the spread of the coronavirus and may set up a mobile testing site soon.

Article Image Thumbnail

Mississippi reports 227 new coronavirus cases, 11 new deaths Wednesday

The state health department reported 227 new coronavirus cases and 11 new deaths Wednesday, April 29.

Image for Colleges are facing a cash crunch and it could alter campus life

Colleges are facing a cash crunch and it could alter campus life

CNN correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro looks into the financial impact coronavirus has had on academic institutions such as colleges and universities.

Image for Big commercial labs given priority for coronavirus testing equipment by feds

Big commercial labs given priority for coronavirus testing equipment by feds

Dr. Anthony Fauci talks to CNN's Jake Tapper about the US effort to ramp up coronavirus testing and what we have learned about Covid-19.

Image for Masks on airplanes: Where things stand on personal protection and social distancing

Masks on airplanes: Where things stand on personal protection and social distancing

Hong Kong International Airport is trying out a full body disinfection device on staff. It's the latest of measures aimed at keeping travelers and employees safe in the age of coronavirus.

Image for A young boy was killed by a police stray bullet during a coronavirus curfew. Now his parents want answers

A young boy was killed by a police stray bullet during a coronavirus curfew. Now his parents want answers

Nairobi's slums are home to the poorest of Kenyan society. Poor sanitation and overcrowding make social distancing an impossible task, raising fears about the potential spread of the novel coronavirus. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reports.

Article Image Thumbnail

Oxford easing restrictions on businesses during coronavirus pandemic

Oxford will allow more businesses to reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, but employees and customers at all businesses must wear a face mask or covering.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 13260

Reported Deaths: 625
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hinds89324
Lauderdale67855
Madison65421
Scott58910
Neshoba51231
Forrest48034
Jones46713
DeSoto4616
Leake38410
Holmes36523
Rankin3496
Jackson29613
Copiah2784
Attala27014
Lincoln24320
Monroe24224
Leflore24025
Harrison2346
Newton2243
Lamar2194
Yazoo2152
Pearl River20327
Pike19611
Adams18615
Lowndes1607
Noxubee1586
Washington1535
Warren1506
Bolivar14010
Jasper1393
Oktibbeha13410
Smith13110
Covington1271
Chickasaw12612
Clarke12616
Kemper12510
Lafayette1233
Carroll11310
Wayne1090
Marion1088
Lee1045
Clay993
Winston981
Coahoma983
Lawrence901
Hancock8711
Simpson850
Itawamba857
Yalobusha824
Wilkinson829
Montgomery781
Sunflower773
Grenada752
Jefferson Davis712
Union715
Tippah7011
Marshall693
Panola622
Calhoun604
Tate591
Claiborne581
Humphreys537
Amite521
Walthall510
Tunica483
Perry462
Jefferson400
Prentiss383
Stone300
Choctaw292
Webster271
Pontotoc263
Franklin252
Tishomingo250
Quitman240
Tallahatchie241
George191
Alcorn151
Benton140
Greene71
Sharkey70
Unassigned00

Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Confirmed Cases: 14478

Reported Deaths: 551
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Mobile1996109
Jefferson161488
Montgomery118630
Marshall6499
Tuscaloosa50512
Lee49832
Franklin4476
Shelby43319
Tallapoosa39662
Butler34411
Chambers33623
Madison2964
Baldwin2749
Elmore2637
Etowah23610
DeKalb2213
Coffee2001
Walker1981
Dallas1973
Sumter1916
Lowndes18610
Houston1644
Morgan1621
Autauga1593
Calhoun1413
Choctaw1414
Pike1360
Colbert1362
Marengo1336
Hale1293
Russell1280
Lauderdale1282
Randolph1257
Wilcox1187
Marion11310
Bullock1111
Barbour1101
Clarke1022
St. Clair1021
Pickens934
Talladega912
Greene894
Chilton871
Dale830
Cullman760
Limestone740
Jackson692
Covington651
Washington645
Winston620
Macon602
Bibb591
Crenshaw582
Henry562
Blount491
Escambia433
Lawrence420
Coosa331
Geneva330
Cherokee332
Perry310
Monroe282
Clay272
Conecuh251
Lamar200
Cleburne131
Fayette110
Unassigned00

Tupelo
Clear
74° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 74°
Columbus
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 70°
Feels Like: 71°
Oxford
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 70°
Starkville
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 70°
WTVA Radar
WTVA Temperatures
WTVA Severe Weather