The sheriff of Mississippi’s largest county has died, almost two weeks after he tested positive for COVID-19 amid an outbreak of the illness at a jail he oversaw.
The number of coronavirus cases are rising for the younger people in Mississippi.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 2,821 more cases and seven more deaths as of Tuesday afternoon.
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's office said a college's plan to reimburse $500 to vaccinated students likely runs against a new state law banning so-called vaccine passports.
All students and staff will be required to wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status.
Tyler Kuntz teaches orchestra and was suspended Wednesday and Thursday without pay.
The university says it'll temporarily require masks in all indoor locations on its Starkville and Meridian campuses.
Masks will now be required for all students and staff in the Amory School District.
Rather than focusing on wearing masks, Reeves said the state should focus more on vaccinations.
Because of this, they're asking that people who have appointments or who are visiting patients to bring their own masks.
The manufacturing giant will require masks in its U.S. facilities in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The number of people receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in Mississippi is increasing as the virus surges in the state.
The School Board made the decision in a special meeting on Monday in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Mississippi.
The White House says the U.S. has donated and shipped more than 110 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to more than 60 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to Zambia.
Students and staff in the Tupelo Public School District must wear masks to start off the new school year.
The U.S. finally reached President Joe Biden’s goal of getting at least one COVID-19 shot in the arms of 70% of American adults.
Jessica DuPreez, a Las Vegas mom, tells CNN's Phil Mattingly that one of the last text messages her fiancé, 39-year-old Michael Freedy, sent her before he passed away from Covid-19, was, "I should have gotten the damn vaccine."
NMHS is actively recruiting more healthcare workers to offset the spread and to ensure the highest quality of care for its patients.
CNN's Chris Cuomo visits with Alicia Ball, whose husband William is currently hospitalized in Mississippi with Covid-19.
Health officials on Friday released details of that research, which was key in this week’s decision by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the delta variant is fueling infection surges.
President Joe Biden is calling on states and local governments to join those that already are handing out dollars for shots.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Katunobu Kato told reporters the new cases are soaring not only in the Tokyo area but across the country.
It is requiring that any federal civilian worker who does not verify being fully vaccinated will be subject to universal masking, weekly testing, physical distancing from other employees and restrictions on official travel.
Dr. Priscilla Frase say that Ozarks Healthcare in Missouri is giving vaccines privately, so recipients won't face backlash for "giving in."
According to the MSDH, the delta variant is the predominant strain in Mississippi and accounts for an estimated 93% of cases in the state.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves “has no intention” of requiring people to wear masks in schools this fall.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reversing course on some masking guidelines.
In a statement on Tuesday, the district will review its mask mandate following the first four weeks of school to decide if the mandate is needed any further.
A north Alabama city and Auburn University are offering cash and other perks for people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 despite the state’s resistance to incentives aimed at improving the state’s worst-in-the-nation inoculation program.
Mississippi health officials say the state is seeing its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread.
Dr. Jeremy Blanchard released the following information about monoclonal antibodies.
Doctors at OCH Regional Medical Center are using monoclonal antibody therapy to help treat patients who test positive for the virus.
The Mississippi State Department of Health sent an alert to doctors Friday telling them they may want to give a coronavirus vaccine booster shot to certain people.
Alabama's prison system is offering incentives for prisoners to get COVID-19 vaccinations.
The additional doses will be delivered between this fall and spring of next year.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey spoke out against the unvaccinated population in Alabama and says it's time to start blaming them for not doing their part in the pandemic.
The head of the health department in Alabama's largest metro area says COVID-19 is spreading so rapidly that public places should consider a return to requiring face masks.
A small number of COVID-19 “breakthrough” cases are expected after vaccination, and health officials say they’re not a cause for alarm.
July 22, 2021
School leaders said all students and staff members must wear masks while inside.
Mississippi faces “a rough few weeks” because of an increase in COVID-19 cases. That's according to the state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs.
Airlines say the current rise in new cases of coronavirus aren't scaring away travelers. United Airlines said Wednesday that bookings are rising and it has seen no slowdown because of the fast-spreading delta variant of COVID-19.
A health leader says Alabama is suffering a “self-inflicted wound” from COVID-19.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says the world needs to see that Japan can stage a safe Olympics.
July 19, 2021
Coronavirus cases continue to climb, largely due to the spread of the delta variant. The surge leaving state health leaders all across Mississippi worried.
President Joe Biden is tempering his assessment that social media giants are “killing people” by hosting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines on their platforms.
Stocks skidded on Wall Street, and investors sought refuge in government bonds amid worries that fast-spreading variants of the coronavirus will threaten the economic recovery.
Despite the increase, the British government plans Monday to lift all remaining legal restrictions on social contact in England and to ditch social distancing guidelines as well as the legal requirement for people to wear masks in most indoor settings, including shops, trains, buses and subways.
Vaccines cleared for emergency use still must undergo the stringent full approval process, a step that might help persuade some people who aren’t yet immunized to roll up their sleeves.
The COVID-19 comeback across the U.S. is putting pressure on hospitals at a time when some of them are busy just trying to catch up on surgeries and other procedures that were put on hold during the pandemic.
Twenty-eight year old, Jay Harris' Godparents said they can’t believe he’s gone at such a young age.
Experts around the globe are watching closely to determine if and when people might need another a COVID-19 booster shot.
Updated - Mississippi's state health officer is worried the state will see a bigger surge of the delta variant.
On Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves and State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs thanked the Guardsmen in Tupelo.
Mississippi hospitals in rural areas will receive nearly $13 million in federal funding to help fight the coronavirus.
U.S. regulators added a new warning to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine about links to a rare and potentially dangerous neurological reaction.
He’s concerned the delta variant could lead to a spike in coronavirus cases and put pressure on hospitals again.
County administrator Bill Benson hopes the new policy is an incentive for employees to get the vaccine.
The state health department issued new COVID-19 recommendations on Friday in response to the delta variant.
U.S. health officials say vaccinated teachers and students don't need to wear masks inside school buildings.
Fans are banned from the Tokyo Olympics following a state of emergency aimed at containing rising COVID-19 infections in the capital.
A new data analysis identifies clusters of unvaccinated people, most of them in the southern United States, that are vulnerable to surges in Covid-19 cases and could become breeding grounds for even more deadly Covid-19 variants. CNN's senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen reports.
One dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine will provide some protection, but not nearly as much as if you had both doses.
The Mississippi State Department of Health has been placing temporary, pop-up clinics in small towns across the state, such as Okolona.
The delta variant of the coronavirus has been found in more than 80 countries since it was first detected in India and is responsible for 20% of infections in the U.S.
If you're planning to fly this summer, bring plenty of patience. Airlines are already struggling to keep up with the rising number of passengers as the number of Americans getting on planes is at a pandemic-era high.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says people in England will no longer be required by law to wear face masks in indoor public spaces and to keep at least 1 meter (3 feet) apart as soon as later this month.
CNN's Rachel Crane explores how the pandemic accelerated innovation in telemedicine and access to health care.
Americans enjoying newfound liberty are expected to travel and gather for cookouts, fireworks and family reunions over the Fourth of July weekend in numbers not seen since pre-pandemic days.
The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has repeated that banning fans from venues is still an option with the games opening in just three weeks.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid fell again last week to the lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the job market and the broader economy are rebounding rapidly from the coronavirus recession.
Dr. Anthony Fauci says the rise in coronavirus from the Delta variant in certain part of the US "is entirely avoidable, entirely preventable" if more people in those areas would get the Covid-19 vaccination.
Churches, synagogues and mosques are returning to normal services as the pandemic recedes.
Vaccine makers are preparing for a next possible phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout: booster doses. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on these booster studies.
Delta variant of Covid-19 spreading in almost all states, Missouri hospitals struggling
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Experts say mixing and matching different two-dose COVID-19 vaccines is likely safe and effective, but data still needs to be collected to be sure.
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President Joe Biden wants to imbue Independence Day with new meaning this year by encouraging nationwide celebrations to mark the country’s effective return to normalcy after 16 months of coronavirus pandemic disruption and more than 600,000 lives lost.
New mask guidelines are now in effect for the City of Aberdeen.
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