Voters will elect new state lawmakers in special elections for two Mississippi House seats and two Mississippi Senate seats on Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Mississippi’s For-profit Nursing Homes See More COVID Deaths, Infections; Black Residents Hit Harder
Four in 10 residents was the average number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in those for-profit long-term-care facilities. One possible factor: The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration had already cited 80% of Mississippi’s nursing homes for infection-control problems before the pandemic hit.
In Mississippi, COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Nursing Home Outbreaks Rising Again After Mask Mandate’s End
The number of Mississippi nursing homes with active COVID-19 outbreaks is once again trending upward after declining for two months. The Mississippi State Department of Health reported outbreaks in 128 nursing homes Sunday, up from 121 on Sept. 30.