Ad Spot

Coroner: Two more people died with COVID-19 Sunday at Merit Health Natchez

NATCHEZ — A 67-year-old man and 71-year-old woman died with COVID-19 Sunday at Merit Health Natchez, Adams County Coroner James Lee said.

Lee said the man was a resident of Natchez and the woman was a resident of Vidalia.

More information was not provided to protect their families’ privacy.

As of Monday, the Mississippi State Department of Health reported a total of 2,058 COVID-19 cases and 70 COVID-19 related deaths in Adams County since March.

The latest available data from, which was updated Sunday, states Concordia Parish has had a total of 1,606 COVID-19 cases and 44 deaths reported since March.

MSDH reported 1,457 new cases and three new deaths in Panola, Stone and Wayne counties on Monday.

Mississippi’s total since March now stands at 253,932 cases and 5,524 deaths.

MSDH also reported 1,188 people are currently hospitalized with COVID-19 infection with 336 COVID-19 patients in ICU and 60 available ICU beds statewide.

What can you do?

Be tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed. See the state health department’s guide to local testing providers and free testing at

Keep groups sizes small and avoid large gatherings, especially indoors. Many cases are now being spread through gatherings in homes without safety precautions.

Social distancing is still critical to stop the spread of COVID-19. Keep plenty of distance between yourself and others.

Wearing a mask or face covering can sharply reduce the risk of passing COVID-19 on to others. Wearing a mask is strongly recommended whenever you are in public places with others around you.

Most people spreading COVID-19 do not know they are infected.

Remind others that precautions remain essential and set an example by your actions.


Vidalia missing teen found after extensive search


Law enforcement agencies continue search for missing 17-year-old


Natchez hires help in procuring disaster relief funds due to winter storm damage


Officials OK signs for high school sports championship row


Adams County Water Association lifts boil water notice


Teachers, first responders to be eligible for vaccine Monday


Mississippi House votes to overhaul several state taxes


Three men arrested in connection with 2018 double homicide


Natchez Water Works lifts boil water advisory


Ferriday man arrested for alleged assault on power line workers


Health care workers excited to open Trinity Medical Center


Businesses impacted by severe winter weather


Utility companies still working to restore power, water to Miss-Lou residents


Damaged sewage line leaks raw sewage into St. Catherine’s Creek


Miss-Lou still assessing damage caused by severe winter storm


Schools reopening after winter storm

Church News

St. Mary Basilica damaged in storm, but nothing that cannot be repaired


Devin Heath named new Visit Natchez Executive Director


No in-person classes for Natchez or Concordia Parish on Monday; ACCS and Cathedral will hold classes


Mayor: Natchez water situation greatly improved


Thousands still without power in Adams County


Natchez Brewing Company gives fresh water to Natchez residents


City of Natchez needs help finding leaks during water crisis


Photo gallery: Sparkling crepe myrtles add beauty to downtown Natchez scene