Mississippi’s cases rose from 98,190 to 143,879 and deaths from 2,969 to 3,676.
Mississippi Center For Investigative Reporting
Eight of a dozen Mississippi juveniles convicted of capital murder since 2012 have received life-without-parole sentences. All but one are Black.
Inadequate housing, lack of transportation, financial woes, discrimination, and violence have plagued these impoverished places for generations, fueling increased stresses on health.
Twice as many residents caught COVID-19 at Mississippi's for-profit nursing homes, and nearly three times more died there, an analysis of health data by the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting shows.
Coronavirus has hit the Mississippi Choctaw Band of Indians harder than any major city in the country. Of the 10,000 Choctaws served by the tribe, one in 10 has tested positive for COVID-19.
In Holmes County, Mississippi, the COVID-19 infection rate is more than three times the national average. “We were already off the cliff with no safety net,” said the Holmes County supervisor. “Then COVID came.”
With workers sick and workforces depleted, two Mississippi poultry plants have permission to ratchet up processing line speeds to increase production during the pandemic—at the risk, union leaders say, of worker safety in one of the country’s most dangerous industries.
Marcy Mills' 81-year-old father, Albert Bender Jr., a crash firefighter in the Navy, was one of 13 residents at the Mississippi State Veterans home in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to die after testing positive for COVID-19.
After the pandemic forced Magee General Hospital to cut elective care, which six months ago accounted for two-thirds of its revenue, the hospital must confront a pandemic that has been the latest battle for survival for rural hospitals around the country.