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Gov. Barbour Presents Medal Of Service To 11 Mississippians




Justice Reuben Anderson Jackson native Reuben Anderson has left his mark on the state and helped make Mississippi a better place to live. Growing up during segregation in the 1950s and 1960s, he met prominent civil rights leaders and Freedom Riders through the father of a childhood friend, Jack Young Sr. Young inspired Anderson to pursue a career as a civil rights attorney, and he enrolled in Tougaloo College in 1964. After graduation, he attended the University of Mississippi School of Law and earned his degree. Anderson and his childhood friend, Fred Banks Jr., practiced law together and represented the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in litigation involving school desegregation, housing and employment discrimination, voting rights and other civil rights cases. Anderson began his judicial career after a series of appointments to Hinds County courts. Gov. Cliff Finch appointed Anderson to the Hinds County Court bench in 1975, and Gov. William Winter named him to the Hinds County Circuit Court six years later. Anderson made history in 1985 when Gov. Bill Allain appointed him to the state Supreme Court, making Anderson the first African American to serve in that position. He served for six years before returning to private practice at Phelps Dunbar in Jackson. Anderson has been active in the community serving as the first African American president of the Mississippi Bar and the first African American President of the Mississippi Economic Council. He also is a member of 100 Black Men of Jackson, a trustee of Tougaloo College and a corporate director for Kroger Co., AT&T Inc., and MINACT Inc. He is the namesake for Tougaloo College’s Reuben V. Anderson Pre-Law Society and has been inducted into the Hall of Fames for both the University of Mississippi and its law school. Jim Barksdale Jim Barksdale has had a tremendous impact on Mississippi both through his entrepreneurial talent and passion for education. The Jackson native attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He began his career at IBM and held various management positions, including Chief Information Officer with Cook Industries.  He moved to Federal Express Corp. in 1979 as Chief Information Officer before serving as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In 1992, he took the top job at McCaw Cellular Communications working as President and CEO. The company became AT&T Wireless Services and Barksdale served as CEO. In 1995, Barksdale became President and CEO of a young Internet company, Netscape Communications Corp. He led the Silicon Valley firm through its IPO and an eventual merger with America Online in 1999. Upon completion of the merger with America Online,  Barksdale joined Time Warner’s Board of Directors. In 1997, Netscape received the “Entrepreneurial Company of the Year” award from both Stanford and Harvard Business School alumni groups.  Computer Reseller News named Barksdale “#1 Executive of the Year” and PC Magazine named him “Person of the Year.” Currently, Barksdale is Chairman of the Board and President of Barksdale Management Corp., a private company that manages his investments and philanthropic activities. In January 2000, he and his late wife, Sally, gifted $100 million to the State of Mississippi to create a statewide reading institute, The Barksdale Reading Institute. This is a joint venture with the Mississippi Department of Education. Immediately after Hurricane Katrina, Barksdale was appointed by Gov. Barbour to serve as chairman of the Governor’s Commission on the Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal to assist in shaping a recovery plan for affected communities. Most recently, he was asked by Gov. Barbour to lead the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition.  Recommendations from this coalition will be used to develop a strategy for broadband development and use in Mississippi.  He also serves as Chairman of Spread Networks, a company he helped establish in 2009. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran Thad Cochran has come a long way from his days as a car hop at Gunn’s Dairy Bar. Born in Pontotoc, Cochran’s parents, William Holmes and Emma Grace Cochran, moved the family to Byram in 1946. Cochran excelled in school, graduating as class valedictorian and earning varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and tennis. While in high school, Cochran’s diligent work ethic was evident as he held jobs at Gunn’s Dairy Bar and Nicholson’s Grocery Store and helped on the family cattle farm. He attended the University of Mississippi where he was elected vice president of the student body and became a company commander in the Navy ROTC. Upon graduation, Cochran served as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve and was assigned to the USS Macon. He served on the ship for 18 months becoming the ship’s legal officer after graduating as an honor student from the U.S. Navy School of Justice. He completed his naval service on the staff of the Commandant of the Eighth Naval District in New Orleans and returned to the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1961. There, he earned the Frederick Hamel Memorial Award for having the highest scholastic average in the first-year class and worked on the editorial board of the Mississippi Law Journal. After law school, he joined the Jackson law firm Watkins and Eager and became an active member of the community, serving as president of the Jackson Men’s Y Club, a member of the Jackson Rotary Club and a board member of the Mississippi Opera. Cochran became active in politics and supported several campaigns, including working as Executive Director of the Mississippi Citizens for Nixon-Agnew in 1968. Four years later, he ran for office himself and was elected as the U.S. Congressman for the Fourth Congressional District. He served on several committees, including the Public Works and Transportation Committee.  In 1978, Cochran successfully ran for the U.S. Senate, becoming the first Republican in more than 100 years to win a statewide election in Mississippi. As a U.S. Senator, Cochran has had a tremendous impact on the state. He has championed research projects at Mississippi universities that furthered educational achievement and economic development, including the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Food Service Management Institute at the University of Mississippi and the Jackson Heart Study at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. One of his most significant achievements was his leadership and tenacity in securing funding for helping the Mississippi Gulf Coast and other states recover after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. As then-chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Cochran advanced legislation providing more than $87 billion in supplemental federal assistance to states impacted by Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in American history. Dr. Robert Khayat Robert C. Khayat served as the 15th chancellor of the University of Mississippi and guided the university through significant growth.  From 1995 until 2009, he was the CEO of the four-campus, 18,000-student university. With degrees from the University of Mississippi and Yale, he was a member of the faculty of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Vice Chancellor for University Development and Public Affairs, organized three capital campaigns for the university resulting in gifts exceeding $900 million for academic programs, salary enhancement, scholarship funding and capital projects and led the successful effort to attract a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to the university.  His chancellorship included hosting the historic Presidential Debate between Senators Barack Obama and John McCain.  Khayat currently holds the titles of Chancellor Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Law.  He serves on the Board of Directors of Sanderson Farms and is a Director of The Diversity Institute of The Freedom Forum. The Moss Point native attended the University of Mississippi where he was an outstanding football and baseball player, leading the nation in scoring by a kicker in 1958 and 1959 and helping the Rebels to consecutive Southeastern Conference baseball titles. He was also an academic All-America selection in football and an All-SEC selection in baseball. He played in the 1960 College All-Star Game. After graduation, Khayat played for the Washington Redskins from 1960-64 and was named to the Pro Bowl in 1961. He was awarded the NFL Alumni Career Achievement Award in 1998 and the NFL Foundation Distinguished American Award in 2003. Khayat was named the Oxford Lafayette County Citizen of the Year in 1989 and has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce. He also has been an active member of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, receiving the Distinguished American Award by the Gulf Coast Chapter in 1987 and the Ole Miss Chapter in 1989. B.B. King For more than half a century, Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released more than 50 albums, many of them classics. The Itta Bena native honed his talents on street corners for dimes and would sometimes play in as many as four towns a night. In 1947, he hitchhiked to Memphis to pursue his music career. King’s first big break came in 1948 when he performed on Sonny Boy Williamson’s radio program on KWEM out of West Memphis. This led to steady engagements at the Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis, and later to a 10-minute spot on Memphis radio station WDIA. “King’s Spot” became so popular, it was expanded and became the “Sepia Swing Club.” Soon, he needed a catchy radio name. What started out as Beale Street Blues Boy was shortened to Blues Boy King, and eventually B.B. King. After his number one hit, “Three O’Clock Blues,” King began touring nationally. In 1956, he and his band played an astonishing 342 one-night stands. From his start on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” with its small-town cafes, juke joints and country dance halls to rock palaces, symphony concert halls, universities, resort hotels and amphitheaters, nationally and internationally, King has become the most renowned blues musician of the past 40 years. His style and musical phrasing has been a model for thousands of players, from Eric Clapton and George Harrison to Jeff Beck. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. Dr. Aubrey Lucas Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas made a remarkable impact on higher education in Mississippi, particularly at his alma mater, the University of Southern Mississippi. Lucas serves as president emeritus and professor of higher education at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he served for 22 years as president. He previously served as president of Delta State University for four years. Lucas earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Miss and received his doctorate from Florida State University. Mississippi College awarded him an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. He served as Interim Commissioner for Higher Education for the state from 2008 to 2009. Lucas, a native of State Line, Miss., led Southern Miss through a period of growth and transformation, establishing several important learning institutes at the campus. During his tenure, the university established the Teaching and Learning Resource Center and the Center for International Education. Lucas led the reorganization of the university’s 10 schools into six colleges and helped form the Institute for Learning in Retirement. He also helped create the Polymer Science Institute, a program that has had tremendous impact on Mississippi’s reputation in the high-tech industry and helped create jobs. Prior to becoming a university president, Lucas served as an instructor at Hinds Community College and director of admissions, registrar, professor of higher education and dean of the Graduate School at Southern Miss. Lucas has served as a consultant to other colleges and universities and as president of state, regional and national organizations. Several years ago, college and university presidents of the American Association of State Colleges selected him to be chairman of that organization. He has been inducted into many honor societies and fraternities. He is a tree farmer and is retired from the Board of Directors of Mississippi Power Company. William J. “Billy” McCoy In 1980, Billy McCoy followed in his father’s footsteps and began his service in the Mississippi Legislature. McCoy stayed focused on issues he believed were important to Mississippi’s future: transportation, education, health care and economic development. McCoy made his mark in the Legislature in 1987 when he played an instrumental role in passing the 1987 program to expand and improve four-lane highways throughout Mississippi. The program has played a critical role in the economic development success Mississippi has seen over several decades. McCoy also served as chairman of the House Education and Ways and Means committees. As chairman of the House Education Committee, McCoy helped push through the Mississippi Adequate Education Program to financially support public school districts. McCoy became Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2004. He is a Mason and Shriner and is affiliated with the Farm Bureau. He is a former Vocational Agriculture teacher and loan officer for the Farmers Home Administration. He also served as school auditor for the Mississippi State Department of Audit and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Northeast Mississippi Community College. Justice Mary Libby Payne Justice Mary Libby Payne of Pearl was one of the original members of the Mississippi Court of Appeals and was the first woman to serve on the court. She took office in January 1995 and retired July 31, 2001. Payne served in all three branches of state government. She was a legislative draftsman, executive director of the Mississippi Judiciary Commission and assistant state attorney general. Prior to her election to the Court of Appeals, she was a professor of law and founding dean of the Mississippi College School of Law. After retirement, Payne, was the only female lawyer to receive the national Christian Legal Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. She was the second woman to receive the Mississippi Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005 and was awarded the Mississippi Women Lawyer’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. Payne is a current board member of the Mississippi Historical Society and has served as scholar in Residence/Professor Emerita of Mississippi College School of Law since 2003. She completed the research and writing of the history of the law school entitled “A Goodly Heritage,” which is awaiting publication. She attended Mississippi University of Women before transferring to the University of Mississippi and earned a juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Justice Ed Pittman Former Chief Justice Edwin Lloyd Pittman of Ridgeland retired from the Mississippi Supreme Court on March 31, 2004, after 40 years of public service.  He joined the Mississippi Supreme Court in January 1989. He became chief justice in January 2001. During his tenure, the Supreme Court adopted many rule changes to improve the judicial system in the state. The Supreme Court and Court of Appeals began publishing dockets on the Internet and broadcasting oral arguments for both courts on the web. The Mississippi State University Pre-Law Society named Chief Justice Pittman as recipient of the Distinguished Jurist Award for 2002. The Hinds County Bar Association and the Jackson Young Lawyers Association selected Chief Justice Pittman as recipient of the Judicial Innovation Award for 2003. Pittman has received several major honors, including selection for the University of Southern Mississippi’s HUB Award recognizing outstanding community/pubic service and as a charter member of the Southern Miss Alumni Association Hall of Fame. In addition, he has been honored with the Mississippi Association of Educators’ Humanized Education Award. Pittman, who grew up in Hattiesburg, served in the Mississippi State Senate from 1964 to 1972, as State Treasurer from 1976 to 1980, as Secretary of State from 1980 to 1984 and as Attorney General from 1984 to 1988. He retired from the Mississippi National Guard as Brigadier General with 30 years of service. Justice Pittman graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law. Mrs. Lucimarian Roberts Lucimarian Roberts has been a prominent community activist on the Gulf Coast since her family moved to the region in 1975. Born in Akron, Ohio, Roberts learned the value of education and faith growing up during the Depression. She was the first in her family to go away to college and received a scholarship from the Knight Scholarship Fund. She attended Howard University where she met her husband Lawrence, a member of the U.S. Air Force. The couple eventually settled in Pass Christian where they raised their children. Roberts became active in the community serving on a variety of boards and committees. She was the first African American woman to serve as chair of the Mississippi State Board of Education and the first black woman president on the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Commission. Roberts served as director of the New Orleans branch of the Federal Reserve Bank from November 1991 through December 1998 and is founding director of Leadership Gulf Coast. Roberts also was involved in the Boys & Girls Clubs, NAACP, Salvation Army, Mississippi Children’s Rehab Center and Mission Initiative of Presbyterian Church–USA. She served on the Citizens Advisory Committee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She has been recognized for her service by several organizations, receiving the Service of Youth award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast and the Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Award and was named Sun Herald–Business Journal Outstanding Community Leader and South Mississippi Top Community Leader by the Sun Herald. She was the first person in South Mississippi to receive the Tocqueville Award by the United Way. The American Association of University Women also named her a Woman of Achievement. Cornelius Turner In 1963, Cornelius Turner established Major Associates Inc. and built the company into one of the leading minority-owned construction firms in the South. Turner was one of the first African American contractors in Mississippi to become bonded. Throughout Turner’s 48 years in construction, he has renovated, constructed and subcontracted on a variety of commercial and residential facilities; been the general contractor for over 600 multi-family housing units totaling over $11 million; and joint ventured on such projects as the Jackson-Hinds Youth Detention Center, a $9 million project; the Capital City Convention Center, a $52 million project; and the Bennie G. Thompson Academic Center at Tougaloo College, a $7 million project. Turner, who once shared an office with a young Medgar Evers, co-founded the Mississippi Free Press newspaper. Turner is actively involved in the Jackson metro area. He was a founding member of Jackson 2000 and a commissioner on the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority. He has served on the Board of the Mississippi Literacy Foundation, the Children’s Scholarship Foundation, Jackson State University School of Business Advisory Board, the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation, Jackson 2000 and Downtown Jackson Partners. Turner has received the Leadership Award in recognition of outstanding leadership as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the Jackson Municipal Airport Authority from 1993 to 1995. He was recognized by the Metro Economic Development Alliance in 1996 for his leadership and commitment to the metro area’s economic development efforts. In 2003, Turner received the Friendship Award in recognition of his hard work bringing his community closer together, and in 2008, he received the Mississippi Majesty Award, celebrating African American living legends. Due to Turner’s leadership and direction, Major Associates has received the Diamond Award for work performed on the U.S. Postal Service Mail Facility and was recognized as an Outstanding Small Business by the Metro Jackson Chamber of Commerce.]]]]> ]]>

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Corps recommends finishing the Yazoo Pumps in its newest report



Eagle Lake Shore Road before and after the 2019 flooding. Finishing the Yazoo Pumps would prevent flooding in the overwhelming majority of homes in the Yazoo Backwater.

A version of this article first appeared on the Finish the Pumps blog authored by Ann Dahl. It is reprinted here with permission.

The long awaited Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to the Yazoo Area Pump Project was released Friday, and as expected, it recommends completion of the project and the pumps.

The advantage of this study over the original EIS is that it is based on hard facts and scientific evaluation gathered over the past 13 years of the actual damage that continued backwater flooding is doing to the environment and the wildlife in the study area. It also includes 13 years’ worth of wetland studies that support the more stable and beneficial environment the pumps will provide. It does not rely on conjecture, outlandish assumptions and scare tactics that the pump opponents continue to tout.

For those of you that want to read all 92 pages of the SEIS, you can find it here: Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The entire report, including supporting appendixes, can be found on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.

For those of you that have trouble digesting government documents, engineering data and studies, here are the highlights in laymen’s terms:

Environmental enhancements and improvements

One of the biggest changes to the project is moving the pump location from the Steele Bayou site, 6 miles northeast to the Deer Creek site. This move will allow the backwater to be pumped from the larger Sunflower Basin, which is 82% of the total Yazoo Basin, before it inundates the smaller Steel Bayou Basin, thereby slightly reducing flood levels.

The second big change is the inclusion of 34 Supplemental Low Flow Groundwater Wells. These wells will be located on the west side of the main Mississippi River Levee from Clarksdale to Greenville. They will pump water into Delta streams during low-water season in the fall to provide critical habitat for fisheries, aquatics and freshwater mussels. This water will also help recharge the ground water aquifer.

Other environmental enhancements to the project include a net gain in all environmental resource categories (wetlands, terrestrial, aquatic and waterfowl). The proposed pumps will be fueled by natural gas instead of diesel, greatly reducing their carbon footprint. And finally, removing significant acreage from future flooding will provide critical habitat for wildlife.

Structural component (pumps) enhancements and improvements 

As with the original pump design, the pumps would have a capacity of 14,000 cfs and would only be operated when the backwater levels exceed 87 feet. Having the pumps in operation will reduce the Base Flood Elevation from 100.3 feet to 95.2 feet. This will remove most homes in the area from the BFE and significantly reduce flood insurance premiums, and no highways would be flooded. This 5 foot reduction of the BFE will also prevent potential flooding on more than 100,000 acres of farm land.

Mitigation and reforestation enhancements and improvements

The new project includes the offer of a reforestation easement on 2,700 acres of farmland below 87’, as well as the compensatory mitigation acquisition of an additional 2,405 acres of low-lying farmland for conversion to forestation. The new plan also includes a Monitoring and Adaptive Management Plan to ensure the project meets environmental, social and economic goals.

The continued flooding over the last 10 years — and especially the unprecedented flood of 2019 — clearly have demonstrated the dire need to finally complete this project. There is no price that can be put on the loss of wildlife and their habitat or the damage already done to the environment, but 2019’s agricultural losses alone are expected to exceed $800 million. For those of you who don’t think that flooding in rural Mississippi affects you, consider that it is your tax dollars at work unnecessarily.

The release of the SEIS opens a new 45-day comment session. Submit your comments by using the direct submission form on Finish the Pumps homepage. As with the previous comment sessions, personal comments reflecting your experiences are the most meaningful.

You can also email comments to [email protected] or maicl them to the following address:

District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Vicksburg District
4155 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39138-3435

Comments from within Mississippi as well outside of the state are needed, so please share this message and encourage your family and friends to submit comments. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 20, 2020.

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Mississippi Rental Assistance grant applications being accepted



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Applications for the Mississippi Rental Assistance Grant Program are being accepted by the Mississippi Development Authority as of Thursday.

The program is designed for landlords with tenants who have fallen behind on rent due to COVID-19. The program will cover rent going back to March for tenants who have been unable to pay because they lost their job or have reduced income due to COVID-19.

Landlords are eligible for up to $30,000 and must credit grant funds to their tenants’ past due rents. Renters cannot apply directly for this program and should contact their landlords about applying on their behalf. Both small and large landlords can apply for the program.

Landlords should visit to learn more about the program and apply. The application deadline is Nov. 15.

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COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise with increased cases



Mississippi is seeing a steady rise in hospitalizations for confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19. The rise is consistent with the rise in new cases. The Magnolia State is among numerous other U.S. states that are seeing a rise in cases. Daily new cases in the U.S. are now averaging more than 60,000, a 32% increase in the past two weeks. Major new outbreaks have been reported in the rural Midwest and Rocky Mountain states.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported four new COVID-19 cases Thursday in Warren County and no new deaths. The cumulative number of cases in Warren County to date is 1,536, and the county’s death toll is 55.

Statewide, MSDH reported 958 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the total cumulative confirmed cases in Mississippi to 113,081. The seven-day average of new cases is 706, higher by 206 cases from a month ago.

Most new cases are seen in younger people recently, and they are more likely to survive the virus than those 65 and older. By far, the age group reporting the most cases in Mississippi are young people from 18 to 29 years old.

MSDH reported Thursday that eight additional Mississippians died of COVID-19 statewide. The cumulative number of deaths in the state is 3,231. The state’s rate of deaths to confirmed cases is about 2.9%.

Deaths are a lagging indicator. While July saw the highest number of new cases since the crisis began, August saw the highest number of deaths. The highest number of deaths in any one day was 67 reported Aug. 25.

The eights deaths MSDH reported Thursday occurred between Oct. 18 and Oct. 21 in the following counties:

County Deaths reported Thursday
Benton 1
Chickasaw 1
Covington 1
Desoto 1
Jackson 1
Lafayette 1
Lincoln 1
Marshall 1

New cases and deaths were reported to MSDH as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21. MSDH usually reports statistics on the COVID-19 coronavirus each day based on the previous day’s testing and death reports.

The primary metric concerning state health officials are the numbers of people hospitalized, and that number rose steadily with the rise of new cases in July and August. On June 6, the number of Mississippians hospitalized with confirmed cases of COVID-19 was at 358. Hospitalizations nearly tripled by late July. They leveled off in early August and began noticeably dropping in the middle of the month including critical cases and numbers of people requiring ventilators. Hospitalizations continued to drop in September but levelled off at the middle of the month. They dropped again through Oct. 3; however, hospitalizations have been rising since then.

The number of Mississippians hospitalized for the virus as of 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, is 711, more than half of the late July peak of about 1,200. The number includes 605 with confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 106 people with suspected but unconfirmed cases. Of those with confirmed infections, 151 were critically ill and in intensive care units and 73 were on ventilators.

Source: MSDH

MSDH has estimated the number of people who can be presumed recovered from COVID-19 in Mississippi. That number is 97,675 through Sunday, Oct. 11. This figure is updated weekly. It represents about 86.4% of the cumulative 113,081 cases reported Thursday, Oct. 22.

The number of cases in Warren County three weeks ago, Thursday, Oct. 1, was 1,423, therefore the estimated number of people presumed recovered in the county is 1,368, or about 89% of the 1,536 cumulative cases reported as of Thursday, Oct. 22. The county has an estimated 113 active cases.

These estimates are based on MSDH’s guidelines for calculating estimated recoveries when hospitalizations are not known, using the number of cases 21 days ago, less known outcomes (deaths).

The total number of Mississippians tested for COVID-19 (PCR and antigen tests identifying current infections) as of Thursday, Oct. 10, is 900,479 or about 30.3% of the state’s 2.976 million residents. Mississippi’s positivity rate (positive results to tests, seven-day average) was 17.6% Wednesday according to Johns Hopkins University. The national rate is 5.6%, and 5% or lower indicates adequate testing.

The total number of outbreaks in long-term care facilities was 126 Tuesday. About 40.2%, or 1,298, of the state’s total deaths were people in long-term care facilities.

A total of 26 deaths in Warren County were residents of LTC facilities.

MSDH is no longer reporting outbreaks in individual long-term care facilities in Mississippi and has replaced it with access to a database from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. You can access and search the data here. The latest data available is for the week ending Oct. 11.

For additional information, visit the MSDH website.

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