Saturday, March 28, 2020

Louisiana Has Largest Increase in Covid19 Cases

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The Louisiana State Department of Health reported 3,315 cases of the Wuhan Virus and 137 deaths today.  927 patients are hospitalized while 336 are on ventilators.  Yesterday was the largest jump in Covid19 cases in Louisiana.  New Orleans continues to bear the brunt of the epidemic as Jefferson and Orleans parishes comprise 62% of infections and 70% of deaths.  The department also said the vast majority of deaths had diabetes and obesity as pre-existing conditions.

Notable Parishes
Jefferson: 744 (26 deaths)
Orleans: 1,298 (70 deaths)
St. Tammany (Mandeville area): 134 (2 deaths)
East Baton Rouge: 152 (4 deaths)
Ascension (Gonzales-Prairieville): 107 (1 death)

More data can be found at the Louisiana Department of Health website. 

The Louisiana Department of Health said 11 nursing homes are suffering Wuhan virus outbreaks.  WDSU reported:

 Those locations include:
Chateau De Notre Dame
Chateau D'Ville
Chateau St. James
Good Samaritan, New Orleans
Lambeth House
Luling Living Center
Nouveau Marc
River Palms Nursing and Rehab
St. James Place
St. Joseph of Harahan
Vista Shores
 There is some good news.  A 45 year-old attorney managed to get off of the ventilator.  This is a big deal because the use of the ventilator is just another step to death for Coronavirus victims.  Only 5% of virus victims who required a ventilator survived in Wuhan.   Article. 

The Louisiana Health Department is really stepping up to the plate and providing useful information.  Our own health department could take some notes.  The department said most deaths were due to underlying conditions aggravated by the virus.

Pulmonary: 18%
Cardiac: %23
Diabetes: 41%
Chronic Kidney Disease: 31%
Chronic Liver Disease: 1%
Immunocompromised: 4%
Neurological: 5%
Obesity: 28%
No Underlying Conditions: 5%

The New Orleans epidemic caught the notice of several governors.  WWL-TV reported:

To try and stop the spread of coronavirus, state leaders from around the country are taking a hard look at ways to keep folks who live in areas with high growth rates, like New Orleans, from spending too much time, if any at all, in their respective states.

The first state to restrict travel is Texas, where Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday, requiring anyone traveling to the Lone Star state through a New Orleans airport, be quarantined for 14 days, or the duration of their visit, whichever is shorter.

Friday afternoon, the state of Florida laid out restrictions as well.  Governor Ron DeSantis, wants Louisianans, especially those from New Orleans to pump the breaks on traveling to the Sunshine State.

“There’s a fear that as New Orleans becomes more of a hotspot that you could have an influx of people into the Florida Panhandle from Louisiana,” said Governor DeSantis.

Taking it a step further than just air travel, Governor DeSantis authorized state police to set up checkpoints looking for Louisiana drivers, who will be asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

“This is just a way to make sure that we’re keeping people safe. Some of these areas, I mean, New Orleans has obviously got a lot of problems, it may not be quite as widespread as New York City, but I think there was a concern in the panhandle that this could impact them,” said Governor DeSantis.Article.


Burke said...

Gee, Kingfish, that's cheery news about ventilators. I know, you report, we decide.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Fat Melvin is so freaked out.

Anonymous said...

And I suppose they will all come to MS since the Magnolia state is open for business. (I dunno, is Build-A-Bear workshop a critical business?)

Reminds me of the story of the guy who jumped off the 20 story building. As he passed the 2nd floor a man standing inside yells at the jumper-- "How's it going?" and the jumper responds back... "So far so good!"

Anonymous said...

Setting up check points to pull over people based on their car tag and asking them to self quarantine is getting a bit eerie.

Anonymous said...

Some genius wrote in comments yesterday that more people die driving to courthouses than of Covid-19. That's over 137 deaths driving to courthouses in Louisiana in the last month. That's amazing.

Anonymous said...

137 beds available now. Hospitals can't be overwhelmed with people dying this quick.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

"Setting up check points to pull over people based on their car tag and asking them to self quarantine is getting a bit eerie". At least they are asking. This right out of the Tom Clancy novel Executive Order. Wonder when shoot on sight will occur or walls will be erected?

Anonymous said...

Lou-sanner peeps took over our state after Katrina. Why not now. Took us three years to get their asses out of Jackson Hotels. And, upon temporary relocation (that never ended) they increase crime stats in Texas, Oregon and multiple other states.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

All of this doom, gloom and focusing on what will turn out to be an insignificant problem. Remember the great man said "Death smiles at us all; all we can do is smile back".

Sho Nuff said...

@5:41, what great man said that, and what exactly made him great?

Anonymous said...

Take a look at The Daily Mail article.

A company that accesses cell phone data, made several maps of the extent of Spring Break travel. They picked ONE beach about 1.5 mikes long in Ft. Lauderdale.

All the Orange on the US map, is where a phone on that ONE beach traveled after Spring Break.

They also made one of NY City residents leaving in a 2 day period after the NY Shelter in Place order was given.

The maps were created by data visualization company Tectonix GEO in collaboration with location technology company X-Mode, as part of an effort to track the spread of the coronavirus across the world.

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