The total number of coronavirus cases in Mississippi surpassed 200,000 Wednesday, two days before the Christmas holiday when health officials said they expect a spike due to social gatherings.
Lowndes County continues to see the largest area increases in positive COVID-19 cases by the week, Mississippi Department of Health data shows, with more than 500 new cases between Dec. 9 and Wednesday.
The Mississippi Department of Health reported 1,646 new cases of coronavirus and 40 deaths on Monday, after a five-day delay in posting figures online.
As of Sunday night, 847 Mississippians are confirmed to have COVID-19, and 16 Mississippians have died from the virus, according to Mississippi State Department of Health.
The Mississippi State Department of Health confirmed on Monday two new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. One of those cases is in Monroe County.
A drop in felony and misdemeanor cases from 2014 to 2015 resulted in Starkville Municipal Court’s lowest caseload since 2004.
Starkville Municipal Court handled more misdemeanor and felony charges involving theft, burglary and robbery last year than in 2013, a report shows.
Starkville Municipal Court recorded a significant decrease in the number of misdemeanor, felony and traffic citation cases handled by the system in 2013.
Starkville’s municipal court handled a record 13,703 cases in 2012, a number which reflects an almost 1,000 case increase from 2011, city documents show.
Some defense lawyers are calling for an independent review of cases involving a pathologist whose testimony prompted the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn two convictions.