Coronavirus cases climbing in Harrison County

Harrison County coronavirus numbers are headed in the wrong direction — up and in record-setting fashion.

A total of new 48 cases were reported over the past three days, including 23 cases in the past 24 hours in Harrison County. The 23 new cases was the largest one-day total since counting began in March. And in the past week, the average number of cases identified each day in Harrison County has doubled, to 7.43 cases a day.

Statewide, there were 283 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall total to 19,799 cases since reporting began, and 895 deaths statewide.

The word from today’s Be Prepared report: “More and more businesses are expanding hours, and more and more special events are taking place. Proceed cautiously.

“Much of this goes back to personal responsibility — on behalf of business operators as well as customers. Wear a mask, social distance, if you’re not feeling well or sick, or if you’re vulnerable, don’t leave the house.  Handle business by phone or online and use curb side options when available.”
Facebook: See today’s report
YouTube: See today’s report
See the overall tracking chart
See the daily comparison chart
See the Harrison County 14-day chart
See the Mayor’s and Governor’s latest executive orders (May 29, 2020)
See the Phase 1 opening guidelines for casinos
See the Opening Up Biloxi Again guidelines
See the Opening Up America Again guidelines

News & notes: Council agenda, the week that was, piers

Council agenda: The Biloxi City Council meets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at City Hall. The agenda includes three dozen measures, including a resolution involving the former Broadwater Marina site. To see the agenda and supporting documents, click here.

The week that was: Find out what happened in Biloxi last week, from the city’s departments of Police, Fire, Community Development and Engineering. To see the weekly reports, click here.

Piers: Two city piers sustained significant damage in Tropical Storm Cristobal. The end of the Lighthouse Pier and the marsh overlook at Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park are closed to the public. However, the majority of the Lighthouse Pier and Popp’s Ferry park itself are open to the public.