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Hospitalizations Steady in Mississippi Coronavirus Fight

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The number of coronavirus cases in the mid-south continues to rise, obviously. It can never fall as every time new testing takes place uncovering people in the general population with COVID-19 the number goes up. Mississippi is reporting 8424 cases with 374 deaths from coronavirus and saw its largest single-day increase in death numbers Tuesday with 32 deaths. Another 32 deaths were reported yesterday but state health officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs says death statistics are updated as the Health Department receives information from death certificates. Tennessee has 13,938 cases with 239 deaths while Arkansas has confirmed 3568 cases and 85 deaths. For most people coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms such as fever and cough but for older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal. After originally extending the filing deadline for state income tax returns to May 15th due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Revenue has again extended the deadline for individual income, corporate income and franchise tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns to July 15th to parallel the new federal deadline set by the Treasury Department in March.

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