White Mississippians Now ‘Driving’ COVID-19, Surpassing Black Case and Death Totals

A white man wears a mask with the words: "This was preventable"

White Mississippians now account for more confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths than Black Mississippians for the first time since the pandemic arrived in the state in March. Early on, the public-health crisis disproportionately affected Black Mississippians, but since early September, cases have been growing about twice as fast among white Mississippians.