Coronavirus in Hancock County

The continued COVID-19 pandemic is taking its toll on both people's patience and the local economy. To help with both, we've updated our listing of local restaurant hours during the quarantine.

Updated

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Friday reported the largest number of one-day COVID-19 case increases yet, with 418 new cases of the virus in the state and 17 new deaths — four of which were from May 11-15, identified from death certificate reports. No new cases or death…

Updated

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Thursday reported 328 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 23 new deaths, with no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

Updated

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Tuesday reported 273 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 17 new deaths — eight of which were from May 13-18, identified from death certificate reports. One new case was reported in Hancock County Tuesday, bringing the total here to 88 w…

Updated

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday reported 206 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths. Hancock County’s total as of Monday was 87 reported cases with 11 deaths.

As of Wednesday morning, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is reporting 263 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 16 new deaths. There were no new cases or deaths reported in Hancock County on Wednesday.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Thursday reported 393 new cases of COVID-19 in the state— including four new cases in Hancock County — and 15 new deaths statewide.

The number of Mississippi residents who have been afflicted with the novel coronavirus has topped 10,000, but nearly 6,300 people have already recovered, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Tuesday reported 234 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 22 new deaths — seven of which were from death certificate reports between April 25 and May 3. No new cases or deaths were reported in Hancock County.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday reported 173 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 new deaths in the state.

Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday extended the “Safer-At-Home” order, reopening barbershops, salons, and gyms with restrictions.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Thursday reported 262 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 22 new deaths, with four new cases and four deaths reported in Hancock County.

McLeod Park will reopen on Friday, May 8. 

Jackson, Miss. – By agreement of Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, the Mississippi Legislature will reconvene the 2020 Legislative Session at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Legislative leadership is working together on a plan to help small businesse…

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Wednesday reported 217 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 32 new deaths, with no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Monday reopened the county’s fishing piers to the public. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Tuesday reported 330 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 32 new deaths, with no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday amended the “Safer-At-Home” order to allow for the reopening of restaurants and parks. 

As of Monday afternoon, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 327 new cases of COVID-19 in the state -- and no new cases in Hancock County -- and 7 new deaths elsewhere in Mississippi.

As of Sunday afternoon, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports 109 new cases of COVID-19 in the state -- and one new case in Hancock County -- and 12 new deaths elsewhere in Mississippi.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Saturday reported 229 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi -- including five new cases in Hancock County -- and 10 new deaths statewide. "Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases since March 11 now stands at 7,441, with 291 deaths," according…

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Mississippi has now surpassed 7,000.

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 246 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 11 new deaths, with one new case and no new deaths in Hancock County.

Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Wednesday, April 29, signed an order extending the city’s temporary mandatory curfew. 

On Wednesday morning, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 227 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 11 new deaths, but no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Tuesday reported 248 new cases of COVID-19 in the state — including one new case in Hancock County — and 10 new deaths statewide.

The number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Mississippi has surpassed 6,000, with 183 new cases and two new deaths reported Monday morning.

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Sunday reported 193 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi -- including one new case in Hancock County -- and six new deaths around the state.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Saturday reported 284 new cases of COVID-19 in the state -- including three in Hancock County -- and 12 new deaths. Forty-seven of the new cases were among residents in long-term care facilities.

Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday signed Executive Order 1477 “Safer-At-Home,” which will take effect on Monday, April 27 at 8 a.m. and last until Monday, May 11 at 8 a.m. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported 281 new cases of COVID-19 in the state — including one new case in Hancock County — and eight new deaths elsewhere in the state.

Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Thursday announced that he had signed an order extending the temporary mandatory 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The city of Bay St. Louis has extended the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order until 8 a.m. on Monday, April 27, but with some key amendments to bring it more in line wth Gov. Tate Reeves’ updated statewide order.

On Thursday morning, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported 259 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, with one new case in Hancock County, and eight new deaths statewide.

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday afternoon reported 178 new cases of COVID-19 in the state, including one new case in Hancock County, and 10 new deaths statewide.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Tuesday reported 204 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 14 new deaths, with no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) on Monday reported 238 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 10 new deaths, with one new case and no new deaths in Hancock County.

As of Saturday, April 18, the Mississippi State Department of Health MSDH is reporting 181 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 12 new deaths, with no new cases or deaths in Hancock County.

Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Saturday announced that he had signed an order extending the temporary mandatory 11 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew in response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Friday reported 169 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 11 new deaths, with no new cases in Hancock County.

With both children and parents at home around the clock during the COVID-19 shutdown, children’s advocates say there may be an increase in abuse.

Gov. Tate Reeves on Friday announced a seven day extension of the Shelter-In-Place order, which was set to expire on Monday, April 20 at 8 a.m. The new order expires on Monday, April 27. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Thursday reported 264 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and seven new deaths, with one new case in Hancock County.

The Mississippi State Department of Health on Wednesday reported 273 new cases of COVID-19 in the state and 11 new deaths. Three new cases of the virus were reported in Hancock County on Wednesday, bringing the total to 49.

Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced that public school buildings in Mississippi will remain closed for the rest of the semester.

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported on Tuesday morning that the statewide total of confirmed COVID-19 cases had surpassed 3,000, and that more than 100 Mississippians had died from the virus.

Bay St. Louis Mayor Mike Favre on Monday, April 13, signed an order extending the temporary mandatory curfew. 

The Hancock County Board of Supervisors on Thursday did not renew the “hazard” pay for essential employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Hancock County Food Pantry is down to operating two days a week during the COVID-19 pandemic; however next week, officials said they may not have enough volunteers to cover both days.