Tuesday, March 24, 2020

320 Cases, Governor Cracks Down

Governor Tate Reeves just announced he is suspending dine-in service at restaurants and banning gathering of groups of more than ten people.    The Mississippi State Department of Health.  reported 320 cases of the Wuhan Virus although it has not updated its website. There were only 12 cases on Monday last week. 


The increase in cases increased yesterday after there was a decrease in the increase of cases Sunday although they still increased.  Thankfully, the virus has caused only one death although more are expected.

Notable Counties
Coahoma: 11
Desoto: 29
Forest: 14
Harrison: 24
Hinds: 31
Jackson: 10
Lee: 12
Leflore: 10
Madison: 14
Pearl River: 13
Rankin: 13
Tippah: 11


A list of the number of cases for each county can be found at the Department's website.


Some demographic information:

Hospitalizations: 27% of cases
Female cases: 60%
Male  cases: 40%
Individuals tested: 1,782









71 comments:

Anonymous said...

Better not get around other people unless you absolutely have too.

Anonymous said...

27% hospitalizations is concerning, at this rate it won't take long to overwhelm MS hospitals. I wish they gave more information on whether those hospitalizations are ICU or basic supportive care.

Anonymous said...

Where my flubros at

Anonymous said...

This is a good thing. As the numbers go up the death rate goes down. Things will start to get to normal after next week.

Anonymous said...

How is tater expecting to fix the shortage of fiddles? He and his gubmint bros have been plumb wearing them out!

Anonymous said...

Rap this crap up.

Anonymous said...

This is going to be biblical!

Anonymous said...

I can't help but wonder what percentage, if any, of hospitalizations are people who treat the ER as their primary care doctor.

Anonymous said...

The factor which most people aren't aware of that will greatly impact the coming toll: the density of the population.

Anonymous said...

The death toll is going to lag the onset of symptoms by about two weeks. Through March 10 there were a total of 50 cases that had symptoms before then. There is no way to come up with a mortality rate until the patient is either cured or dead, and that number is very small at this point.

Stop trying to use totally incomparable numbers to justify your desire to turn the pandemic loose. We know you would love nothing more than to see half the retired people kick the bucket.

Anonymous said...

https://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/Lancet/pdfs/S014067362305663.pdf

For those of you who can comprehend scientific journal articles (no disrespect, they're difficult to read unless you have a background in this stuff) here is an article from a respected publication.

The reason there are not a lot of deaths yet is because this virus takes time to run its course. Just look at the figure on page 7 of the article.

Anonymous said...

Actually a gathering of TWO people is too many... if one of them is already infected.

Anonymous said...

This just in:

"SEOUL, March 24 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump asked South Korea to send medical equipment to the United States to fight the coronavirus, promising to help Korean companies gain U.S. government approval, South Korea’s presidential office said.

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in offered to send the equipment if his country has any spare, his Blue House office said in a statement late on Tuesday, after the 23 minute phone call, which it said was arranged at Trump’s urgent request.

The request for help highlights the diverging paths the two countries took since both discovered their first coronavirus cases on the same day.

South Korea rolled out widespread testing within days, swiftly launching an aggressive programme to isolate confirmed cases and trace their contacts.

...


Moon told Trump that South Korea “will provide as much support as possible, if there is spare medical equipment in Korea”."


https://uk.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-southkorea-usa/south-korea-says-trump-asked-for-equipment-to-fight-coronavirus-idUKL4N2BH4J7

Anonymous said...

Where the hell was there still a restaurant remaining open for dine-in service?

That's damn un-American to take advantage of all the other joints closing their dining areas. Call them out!

Anonymous said...

If the governor can't go out, can't nobody go out.

Anonymous said...

Time to get schools back open

Anonymous said...



The Death of American Competence
Washington’s reputation for expertise has been one of the greatest sources of its power. The coronavirus pandemic may end it for good.


https://www.ft.com/content/96199d62-6ae0-11ea-800d-da70cff6e4d3

Anonymous said...

At least a few of the commenters here are apparently trying to make up for missing their chance to punch their ticket to the next plane with the Reverend Jim's Peoples Temple of the Disciples of Christ.

One significant difference is that the People's Temple wasn't purposely intending to infect the non-believers in the service of Wall Street.

Anonymous said...

I wish they gave more information on whether those hospitalizations are ICU or basic supportive care.

Why? To do what? Spread more FUD?

Anonymous said...

MS per capita infection rate is disturbing. At 30% daily growth, the total numbers will be high.

Anonymous said...

In 2 weeks one or more of us won't be able to comment.

Anonymous said...

So does the ban on gatherings mean that offices have to shut down or have a max of 10 people at a time or does this not affect businesses?

Anonymous said...

It's long past time for Tater Tot to turn the hounds loose.

Anonymous said...

MS per capita infection rate is disturbing.

Capt Per Capita shows up to share his nonsense.

At 30% daily growth, the total numbers will be high.

So what?


Anonymous said...

To all the folks who want us locked down, when it hits the fan you'll be first.

Anonymous said...

@11:26 Based on what?

Silent Night said...

For people like me that have had the virus and are now over it, should I not be allowed to go back to work and provide for my family? If not now, then when? And who/how is that decision made? Basic questions to which no one with the ability to act has the answers. Am I wrong?

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

Just a view of liberty loss. The servant becomes the Master.

Anonymous said...

Don’t you think it is common sense that heavily populated areas like NYC, Chicago, LA, will have more infections because of the population density, large numbers of homeless and use of mass transportation? My only exposure is the one time a week I go to the grocer. That may do it but I try to practice distance and check myself out. I’m equally concerned about my mental health after being exposed to the talking head experts on TV.

Anonymous said...

@1:26 When did you get it? How many people did you infect?

Anonymous said...

Once there is a large population of recovered individuals then they should be able to return to work. The problem now is you can pretty much count on one hand those that have recovered in Mississippi. Unless you are a one-man-band the concern is not about you in particular, it is about the other workers who may get infected or spread it to other people. It is also about the congregation of customers if you are in the service industry. Your hopeful inability to be reinfected does nothing to protect the rest of the population at this time.

Anonymous said...

@ silent night: A test which identifies which people have acquired an immunity to the currently circulating form of the virus, coupled with testing to be sure those with immunity are no longer shedding (spreading) the virus would identify those suitable for relaxing social distancing precautions. You may think you know your status but please report which if any tests have been performed upon you.

This test should have been one of this nation's highest pandemic preparedness priorities. We should and could have spent the past few months developing and producing such a test asap.

At the same time we as a nation should and could have also ensured we had an adequate supply (in the millions) of appropriate diagnostic test(s) that worked to identify those who have the virus and are actively shedding the virus and thus are capable of spreading the virus to others who do not have immunity. Actions should and could have been taken to ensure the test could actually be utilized with appropriate supplies and processing capability on hand when needed.

We as a nation apparently did neither.

As a direct result of doing neither of these things many people are dying now, and it will get worse.

Anonymous said...

Please listen to the medical experts. Trying to force it to go away in 3 weeks isn't going to work . Thinking everything can be back to normal by Easter is INSANE.

Anonymous said...

Yall live in Mississippi. So get off your high horse. If you were so smart, you would not be posting on a Jackson Mississippi blog in the middle of the afternoon.

Anonymous said...

India just ordered a nationwide lockdown. 1.3 Billion Souls. Where have they been. But every country is doing such a wonderful job except Trump.

Louis LeFleur said...

So let me get this straight. Tater is now imitating statewide what Antar did last week in Jackson? Where are the outrage and ridicule now? This is hardly a crack down, more like the minimum that could and should probably be done.

Anonymous said...

If the dems have their way, once you have had it and recovered, you will receive a numbered tattoo.

Anonymous said...

In the Spanish influenza there were 3 waves... who is to say the thing won't evolve/change/recombine or whatever viruses do? Just enough to make it more severe, especially on young ones like the Spanish influenza was.

I suspect the ones crowing to turn the economy loose probably fall into what they perceive as the "safe" demographic.

Anonymous said...

Note how many other countries are looking to the USA for leadership & guidance in this global crisis.

At last count … zero?

Better Than Ever said...

So let's see how my numbers from a few days ago are looking.

Projections @ 33% are running a little high. I will eventually recalculate for 30%.

It's exponential growth, which very few people understand and can comprehend. Easiest analogy would be compound interest.

There are no easy or good answers here. The time for preparation/prevention was a year ago. Next best thing is to hunker down.

33% 50% day actual reported
1 207 207 saturday
2 275 311 sunday 249
3 366 466 monday 320
4 487 699
5 648 1,048
6 861 1,572
7 1,146 2,358
8 1,524 3,537
9 2,027 5,305
10 2,695 7,958
11 3,585 11,937
12 4,768 17,905
13 6,341 26,857
14 8,434 40,286
15 11,217 60,429
16 14,919 90,644
17 19,843 135,966
18 26,391 203,949
19 35,099 305,924
20 46,682 458,885
21 62,087 688,328

Anonymous said...

I don't know bout'chall, but after reading THIS, I'm encouraged:

"The increase in cases increased yesterday after there was a decrease in the increase of cases Sunday although they still increased."

Meanwhile, our governor is still in an echo chamber on the final five days of his quarantine due totally to stupidity.

Anonymous said...

"I wish they gave more information on whether those hospitalizations are ICU or basic supportive care."

You know what you'd do if you had that information? Not a damned thing, since you'd have no clue how to process it.

Silent Night said...

To be honest, I think my son of 5 gave it to me. His symptoms were so short we (the parents) didn't think anything if it. We went to the doc twice with two neg. tests for the flu and strep. On and off fever and a cough. Doc thought it was just the common cold. Sounded like it at the time. Besides this was around March 5 or so. No testing for Covid19. After about 3 or 4 days he was fine. I would say I thought I had the same. I didn't get any symptoms until about 4 or 5 days after my kid was over his cold. At this point it could or could not have been him, who knows. I went to the doc thinking it could be one of two things: sinuses or the cold. The doc was in total agreement. I never ran a fever and I was coughing up mucus. Classic signs of the two. After about two days (not hanging around anyone but family) I went back with that annoying cough to see if I could get a zpak thinking allergies. Also took a swab up the nose......and the rest is history. The cough currently has been gone for about 6 days. (About the 17th or 18th) But my other kid and wife are showing no signs of anything. We'll see.

Anonymous said...

"I wish they gave more information on whether those hospitalizations are ICU or basic supportive care."

Like that really matters with exponential spread and no isolation or testing.

Dunning-Kruger effect is in the driver's seat.

Anonymous said...

How pathetic is so called President Trump? He is now begging South Korea for supplies. All you geniuses did such a great job by electing this corrupt dummy! He could have had this situation under control if he acted months ago, but being the incompetent narcissist he is he would rather tweet, watch tv and throw red meat to his ignorant supporters. Now he’s about to lose to sleepy joe in a landslide.

Anonymous said...

FWIW, and while we're busying ourselves with calling each other stupid, the world's first lung transplant was performed at the University of Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Sad.

Stupid.


https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2020/03/24/coronavirus-kentucky-one-ill-after-coronavirus-party-beshear-says/2911870001/

Kentucky's overall confirmed coronavirus cases jumped to 163 Tuesday with at least one case stemming from a "coronavirus party," Gov. Andy Beshear said, admonishing the practice and calling for an immediate end to such gatherings.

“This is the part where I, the person that tells everybody to be calm, have to remain calm myself," Beshear said. "Because anyone who goes to something like this may think that they are indestructible, but it’s someone else’s loved one that they are going to hurt.”

“We are battling for the health and even the lives of our parents and our grandparents," he added. "Don’t be so callous as to intentionally go to something and expose yourself to something that can kill other people. We ought to be much better than that.”

Anonymous said...

Reading this I feel a little feverish, with hot flashes. Wondering out loud if I have Covid-19?

Anonymous said...

"FWIW, and while we're busying ourselves with calling each other stupid, the world's first lung transplant was performed at the University of Mississippi. ""

By the same UMMC surgeon who performed the world's first heart transplant. Granted, the procedures were perfected somewhere else, but the first ones were done in Jackson in 1963 or so.

Anonymous said...

Lord help us,this once great Nation has to stoop to begging for equipment.He offers up another quid pro quo too, promising to help their products get FDA approval.

Anonymous said...

A week ago, New York state had 87 detected coronavirus cases per 1m citizens

Here's where a lot of Southern states are *today*... the number of *detected* cases.

LA: 298 per 1m
MS: 107 per 1m
TN: 98 per 1m
GA: 98 per 1m
AR: 72 per 1m
FL: 66 per 1m
SC: 59 per 1m

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I forgot that Shaggy’s has been running full tilt as well. The owners there love to profit off of a disaster! BP oil spill / deepwater horizon and now the Coronavirus pandemic. Truth hurts and please let’s not forget their actions.

Anonymous said...

Let's get back to work people. The Chinese factories are still shut down. Let's show the world America can make anything and do anything. We are going to print $2.5 Trillion to fight Covid-19. The simple fact that the USA can print that much money from nothing without collapsing our entire economy means something.

Anonymous said...

Mississippi has one the highest infection rates in the country but based on this garbage of a headline “governor cracks down” you would think we had a governor that was showing real leadership and taking decisive action. I wonder what the headline would have been if the governor’s skin was a little darker and it took him this long to do the bare minimum.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish,

Can you make a post about Certificate of Need laws in MS?

In the days ahead, no one can say anything in MS (or many other states—> looking at NY) about hospital capacity when the state government dictates who can/can’t expand, build new hospital rooms, build new ICU beds, or build a new hospital.

Any enterprising MS politician who took this issue up could be a game changer.

Anonymous said...

I'm 100% in the conservative/(suppose)Repub column... but... when I listened to Tate's broadcast this afternoon I thought he was running for office again - now. Every line was what "I' did, and when. "I" did this on a certain day/date..., then "I" did next day... blah,blah.... If you cut all the fluff away from what the was saying.. or trying to say, he could have made points quicker (and used "WE" instead of "I"... "I did..." ad nauseam. Real disappointed by his immature blathering.

Anonymous said...

I gather from 8:31’s post that he presumes to already know the answer to his own question. Of course, there is no way to argue with it because it is pure speculation and hypothetical.

Anonymous said...

Nate Silver
@NateSilver538
A week ago, New York state had 87 detected coronavirus cases per 1m citizens

Here's where a lot of Southern states are *today*... the number of *detected* cases.

LA: 298 per 1m
MS: 107 per 1m
TN: 98 per 1m
GA: 98 per 1m
AR: 72 per 1m
FL: 66 per 1m
SC: 59 per 1m
AL: 44 per 1m

https://twitter.com/NateSilver538/status/1242582356499857409

Hit the above link for the rest of the details. The lack of testing and social distancing down south? Not helping anyone but the Grim Reaper and people who want to continue to say things are normal. That too shall pass.

Anonymous said...

I’m sitting on pins and needles, anxiously awaiting coronavirus crisis public statements from the 2 authorities I trust and respect the most:

1. Kenneth Stokes, and
2. Enoch Sanders.

Anonymous said...

9:21 Before the president declared a national state of emergency literally nothing could be done to expand hospital operations into different locations or unconventional facilities due to federal licensing standards. In addition, licensed medical practitioners could not practice in any such facilities without risking the loss of their license.

Anonymous said...

Just wait till the news hits tomorrow about the former Mayor from Lexington that died today from the coronavirus.

Anonymous said...

Oh for crying out loud enough with this “Wuhan virus” bs. There is no reason to refer to it as such other than to be provocative, and now is not the time.

Anonymous said...

Rural hospitals are going broke and closing. Why assume doing away with the certificate of need would get anything other than more breast enlargement and face lift clinics being built?

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you mentioned crack. Word on the streets is that crack smoking kills the virus.

Anonymous said...

KF, could you ask MSDH if the counties with no cases showing on the map have done any tests?

Anonymous said...

Those areas like Philadelphia where casinos remained open should have criminal fines for putting public health in danger!

Louis LeFleur said...

To late and probably no one will even see this now, but to prove my earlier point about how this is hardly Tate cracking down...


Anonymous said...

@10:24pm you know, I am actually looking forward to hearing them as well. Which tells me that quarantine has finally made me a little touched in the head. Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

"Reeves Cracks Down"

Meanwhile: WLBT confirms national report that shows Mississippi is last among 50 states in meaningful responses to Covid Virus.

Please change the headline to "Reeves Cracks Up".

While You Slept said...

Mayors all over this state and their attorneys are meeting frantically, attempting to figure out where their already imposed restrictions stand with the Governor's late rules. Reeves staff members are teleconferencing with them (as of yesterday) to help figure things out. Some mayors are sticking with their tougher rules, some are backing off, some are confused. Mass confusion, which is where Tate prefers to operate.

Anonymous said...

"I wish they gave more information on whether those hospitalizations are ICU or basic supportive care. March 24, 2020 at 11:19 AM"

And what the hell would you do with that information, other than go off on a tangent spouting some fictitious theory or unsubstantiated conclusion you've drawn?

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