Sunday, May 17, 2020

Covid-19 Update: 11,296 Cases, 521 Deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 173 new cases of the Wuhan Virus as well as 11 deaths today.   The total number of cases is 11,296.  The virus has caused 521 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 48% of overall Covid 19 deaths in Mississippi.  More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. 

The hospital picture is somewhat stable.  413 patients are hospitalized, down from 450 patients a week ago.  The number of ICU patients fell to 158 after reaching a record high of 172 Thursday. Vents have remained flat at 81 patients for three consecutive days.

List of Notable Counties (deaths)
Attala: 249 (7)
Desoto: 386 (5)
Forrest: 431 (27)
Hinds:  773 (22)
Holmes: 293 (20)
Jackson: 286 (13)
Jones: 337 (9)
Lauderdale: 585 (46)
Leake: 353 (6)
Madison: 533 (17)
Neshoba: 405 (23)
Rankin: 285 (6)
Scott: 524 (7)

Other Statistics
Deaths: 52% black, 43% white
Hospitalizations; 17% of cases
Cases: 58% black, 32% white
Cases by gender: 58% men, 42% women
Presumed Recovered: 6,268
Nursing home deaths: 64% white,  32% black


Anonymous said...

Release the long term care facility name and location! Oh, I forgot, this is Mississippi, home of the good ole boy network.

Anonymous said...

.00017 mortality rate in Mississippi so far.

The yearly mortality rate is .0087 average.

Anonymous said...

Hey good ole boy idiot. Same reason they don't release the names of individuals who die from the disease. Get a clue.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:35,

Actually it's not the same reason. You can't claim HIPAA as a reason not to release nursing home cases where there is more than one person who's tested positive. Several other states release this info, yet we still don't. It's because they don't want to cause a panic.

Unfortunately, though, that's not a reason to withhold records under the state's public records act.

I’ll check the private rooms at Shapleys said...

Who is the lobbyist for nursing homes? They have power and deep pockets apparently.

Anonymous said...

Wait till Tate opens the government again and every one shows up at Public Safety for drives license. That will be something to witness.

Anonymous said...

Infections are not rising. Testing is. Tens of thousands had it and thought is was a light cold.

Anonymous said...

Sunday had the highest number of test in a single day. 422k. And one of the lowest positive numbers. 21k. Includes 56 State's and Territories.

PittPanther said...

Madison county is out of control. Maybe they need to go on lockdown.

Anonymous said...


Testing is rising and numbers will go up, of course but I don't think as many people have had it as people assume. Yes, millions have had it just because of the million confirmed cases we have that didn't slip through the cracks but there are 328 million Americans and if I had to guess I would say less than 10 million have had Covid. Still a long ways to go and I think it's gonna get bad.

Anonymous said...

Would imagine Madison county has those numbers because of Nursing homes and the amount of health care workers that live in then county.

Anonymous said...

By the numbers provided Hinds is also out of control. Is this due to county and Jackson or separate?

Anonymous said...

I live in Madison the City, and I do not know anyone who has tested positive, nor do any of my friends know of anyone who has tested positive. Isn't it time to start breaking the numbers down by voting precinct so citizens can know exactly where the infection is circulating? That would be useful information. Telling me daily overall infection rates and deaths no longer tells me anything, nor does the white/black ratio. What does that tell us? We are all human.

Anonymous said...

1:31 am Your math is likely faulty on the number of cases just based on the data from countries with more testing.

But, I will agree with you that in 3 weeks ,there will be a resurgence with the pre-mature openings, especially the ones with few restrictions or adequate guidelines.

The resurgence now might not be quite as bad if the heat and sun keep it from living in the air as long as it can now. Its the resurgence in Oct.

People in the Middle Ages were better at social distancing and wearing masks than we are.

Anonymous said...

Lock the state back down. (Not cause the covid; it’s just that the same dupes who put on a bubble suit and hide in their houses are coincidentally the same people that cause traffic problems)

Calm Down said...

If the wuflu is as deadly and infectious as some here proclaim, and our answer to the problem is lockdown and masks, this country is over, cause a large enough percentage will not comply, and an equally large number will attempt to comply, but fail at it miserable (see Chris Cuomo break out of his basement while infected).

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