By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi is continuing to see a sharp increase in reported cases of the new coronavirus, and Gov. Tate Reeves says he will put eight more counties under restrictions that include mandatory masks in public. The restrictions are already in place in 29 of the state's 82 counties, covering more than half of the state's population. Those are being extended until Aug. 17. The eight counties that will be added Monday have seen a rapid rise in cases. The state epidemiologist says Mississippi has 'astoundingly high' numbers of people hospitalized with COVID-19. ___ HERE'S […]
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