Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Covid-19 Picks Up the Pace

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 273 new cases of the Wuhan Virus this morning.  The total number of cases is 3,360.  The virus has caused 122 deaths.  The pace slowed over the last few days but picked up a full  head of steam yesterday.  It remains to be seen whether the increase is due to increased testing or more actual infections.


List of notable counties (Deaths)
Adams: 64 (3)
Bolivar: 70 (5)
Desoto: 199 (3)
Forrest: 122 (2)
Hancock: 49 (5)
Harrison: 129 (5)
Hinds: 280 (4)
Holmes: 52 (3)
Jackson: 182 (5)
Lauderdale: 165 (12)
Lee: 46 (4)
Leflore: 55 (6)
Pearl River: 102 (8)
Pike: 72 (2)
Madison: 112 (3)
Rankin: 113 (2)
Tippah: 45 (6)
Washington: 62 (2)
Wilkinson: 51 (3)
Yazoo: 65

 More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. 

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Anonymous said...

You all took your masks off too early. Y'all were doing so good too. Stop listening to the naysayers who just want to watch the world burn.

Anonymous said...

One of the UMMC testing pieces was intentionally taken off line Monday, so Tuesdays numbers looked artificially low and today's artificially high.

Anonymous said...

Oh lawd help us we all gone die

Anon-E-Mouse said...

Still much lower than Louisiana, adjusted for population.

Thank g-d John bel Edwards isn’t our governor

Anonymous said...

Still watching the chart showing date of symptom onset. The peak was March 23, but it hasn't gone down a whole lot since. Pretty steady 120 new cases per day with a drop off around April 1 simply due to the lag in getting results back.

What is concerning is how fast the number hospitalized is still going up. Hopefully we are close to our peak, but it doesn't look like we are there yet. Number of cases should drop first followed by number of hospitalizations and finally number of deaths. Reeves extending the shelter in place order through April 30 looks very likely in order to effectively evaluate if locking things down on April 3 had much effect.

Anonymous said...

A real shame they can't make stupid and underlying condition.

TheClintonscantsuicideusall said...

Morning Reading:
(Reuters) - The United States may need to endure social distancing measures adopted during the coronavirus outbreak until 2022, according to researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

The study comes as more than 2,200 people died in the United States from the outbreak on Tuesday, a record, according to a Reuters tally, even as the country debated how to reopen its economy. The overall death toll in the U.S. from the virus stands at more than 28,300 as of Tuesday.

"Intermittent distancing may be required into 2022 unless critical care capacity is increased substantially or a treatment or vaccine becomes available", the Harvard researchers said in findings published Tuesday in the journal Science.

Giving examples of South Korea and Singapore, the researchers wrote that effective distancing could reduce the strain on healthcare systems and enable contact tracing and quarantine to be feasible.

The study acknowledged that prolonged distancing would most likely have profoundly negative economic, social, and educational consequences.

The study added that even in the case of "apparent elimination", SARS-CoV-2 surveillance should still be maintained, as a resurgence in contagion may be possible as late as 2024.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that infections had "certainly" not yet peaked. Nearly 2 million people globally have been infected and more than 124,000 have died in the most serious pandemic in a century.

The epicenter has shifted from China, where the virus emerged in December, to the United States, which has now recorded the most deaths.

Anonymous said...

KF, I love this graph but can’t find where MSDH posts it—got a link? Or are you making it yourself with their data?

Anonymous said...

@10:22 the same can be said of you. You don't mind how many people suffer hunger, or suicide, or depression? You mind little of their financial well being. You care nothing if they have to postpone surgeries, nor do you care if they have a job to go to, just as long as your safe from a virus that was grossly overestimated.

You say others watch the world burn. Some would say you help torched that world.

Anonymous said...

LA? We have double the rate per 100K of AL and TN, our neighbors.

You think Covid cares that Gov. Edwards is a conservative Democrat? Or that Tater is a ginger?

You do know Edwards is a veteran? Law enforcement veteran? West Pointer? Paratrooper? Right?

He's done a pretty damn good job too. And Reeves has impressed me a great deal. And I wasn't a fan, before, by far. He's doing a good job. I misjudged Tater.

Anonymous said...

Money is just linen and ink. They can, and are, just printing more of it. Stop worshipping money. Humans grow the food and make civilization happen. Money is just a tool for control.

Anonymous said...

I can’t even imagine a second wave of this crap.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that Corona Beer is cheap now?

Anonymous said...

11:09 Agree totally...we have some folks who cannot see the big picture and long term ramifications of the actions being put into place. Unfortunately, we will all pay the price for those who cannot think past today.

@10:51 if stupid was an underlying condition, you may be surprised as to whom this would impact. The world and the economy is not a light switch you just turn off and back on. If we renamed "automobiles" as a new virus and allowed the news media to show pictures of terrible car accidents where perfectly healthy 30 year old moms and their healthy children were dying, we would have a segment that would want to eliminate cars or reduce the speed limit to 5mph on all roads. Just like CV-19, the vast majority of folks are fine after a car accident but some do die.

Anonymous said...

and no one could have predicted that a virus would spread during mardi gras- where visitors from all over the world frolic...including those from now corona ravaged european countries.

JB Edwards saved louisiana from a catastrophic budget mess left for him by B Jindal. just because he’s a moderate doesn’t mean he’s in cahoots with nancy pelosi

Anonymous said...

Medicare pays $13,000 for someone admitted with COVID 19. They pay $39,000 for anyone put on a ventilator no matter the length of time. One day, one week, one month. For plain old pneumonia (no COVID diagnosis) Medicare pays only $4,600. Stands to reason that is why NYC was yelling for more and more ventilators.

The CDC sent out instructions to doctors with new ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 and said if 'suspected' (even without testing), they can classify as COVID-19.

Research. It's about money. We have not been given accurate or adequate numbers to even determine the rate of death.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a major contributor to the WHO.

Anonymous said...

If the numbers are to be believed then Dobbs should be fired.

Anonymous said...

The "distance until 2022" (or even 2021) proposals are irrelevant and should be disregarded completely. Because they can't happen.

Here's the hard reality: We may have to accept half a million deaths to avoid destroying the lives of most Americans. That's about a 22% increase over the average 2.8 million deaths that happen every year regardless. It's awful, but it's reality.

Look at the comments on any large social media thread about new restrictions: they are 10 to 1 in favor of taking our chances. People just aren't going to tolerate economic suicide to avoid a 0.25% chance of dying.

I personally can't stand Trump, but if he's the candidate of not committing economic suicide, not only will I vote for him, I'll donate to him.

Anonymous said...

A second wave of the Trump flu might just be enough to destabilize the entire country to a point of no return.

Anonymous said...

Rankin passes Madison for the first time!

Anonymous said...

Minnesota State Senator, Dr. Scott Jensen

Sorry, I do not know how to make a link.

PittPanther said...

How was Flag Island this weekend?

Anon-E-Mouse said...

12:33. JBE is about to inherit another mess now that oil is $25 a bbl. poor JBE, he won’t be able to tax himself out of a shortfall again.

Inherit- because LA budgets assume oil is $50 a bbl. ouch.

Anonymous said...

We don't know what the " is" IS yet.
We haven't tested ENOUGH people yet.
We don't know how long immunity lasts in those who have recovered or if there's a level of antibodies needed to insure immunity.
We don't know if there's " Typhoid Mary" element.
We know it's evolving and picking up RNA but not what that portends.
The DANGER is THIS virus is that it is NOVEL...meaning "NEW,NEVER seen one like this one".
The tragedy is that the way we survive this and thrive is to work together and help each other. Sadly, that's not who we are anymore. That's the way society's survive crisis...not the " so what?, It's all about me" attitude that is too prevalent.
We don't need to know everything to start making "recovery" decisions, but we need to know a helluva lot more than we know today. And, we need leaders with enough sense to prioritize and with the humility to know what they don't know and the smarts to ask the right questions of those who do know!
Stop, by God, politicizing this. There have been enough idiotic missteps on both sides of the aisle that are literally responsible for deaths. That you blindly follow some political hack you've never met but that you've designated as your intellectual guide, forgetting that they are humans and all humans are fallible, is killing us!

Anonymous said...

We haven't tested ENOUGH people yet.

How many in Mississippi is enough? Be SPECIFIC.

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