"Early indications are, we're seeing similar (data) here in Mississippi that it is impacting the African American community at a little higher rate," said Jim Craig, senior deputy at the Mississippi Department of Health. A state health official told reporters Monday that Mississippi appears to be following a trend emerging in states across the nation:... Read More.
New York City remained the center for the outbreak. On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said that 599 more people had died in the state, a number almost identical with that of the previous day. The total number of deaths is 4,758. President Donald Trump declared Mississippi a major... Read More.
Mississippi now has the highest rate of coronavirus hospitalizations of any state, as the pandemic continues to spread nationwide. Currently, the rate of hospitalizations stands at about 31 percent, with 332 people hospitalized out of 1,073 infections. The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting 181 new cases of the coronavirus in Mississippi. That brings... Read More.
The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, counted 862,000 abortions in the U.S. in 2017. That’s down from... Read More.