Monday, June 22, 2020

Covid-19 Update: Nearly 1,000 Deaths

The Mississippi State Department of Health provided an update on the Wuhan Virus after several days without an update.  Ancient hardware and software blew up on the Health Department last week.  The total number of cases is 22,287. The virus has caused 978 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 50% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 17,242 recoveries.  More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website. 

 Hospitalizations, ICUs, and vents remain close to their record highs.  

Mississippi's Rt value rose to 1.08 several days ago and continues to remain at that level. 


Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the 1,646 new cases during that 5-day absence of reports (329/day avg. which is higher than March or April). Yeah,it's all that "testing" and not frat parties...

Anonymous said...

Dang! That sharp downward trend was really making those fools who insist on wearing masks really look like fools...

Anonymous said...

Suspected cases in the hospital jumped a lot yesterday. The charts showing the percentage of ER visits due to COVID like illnesses also started going up in the last couple of weeks. Weekend number are frequently lower than average. The numbers for today that they release tomorrow will be interesting.

All indications are we are seeing the expected after Memorial Day surge. Look for deaths to start creeping up in the next week or so too.

Anonymous said...

Who cares? Gonna have infected showing up for quite some time. Need that for antibodies.

Anonymous said...

We have the second highest hospitalization rate in the entire country, and the U.S. is one of the worst managed outbreaks in the world. If we just try a little harder, Mississippi can be the worst place - not just in the U.S., but in the entire world - for something.

Anonymous said...

I blame science. If we didn't have all this science, we wouldn't be worried about all these germs. If we can't stop all this testing, we should at least try to stop all this book learnin. Last thing I need is some "expert" telling me my opinion is wrong.

Anonymous said...

So, the state health department is running a computer that blows up when calculating figures higher than 20,000

Anonymous said...

Infected and dead from Covid in MS well below 0.5%. Same for the nation. Think we'll make it somehow.

Anonymous said...

@3:43p- You do realize that it is because as a whole we overeat AND eat JUNK, leading to obesity, leading to an array of illnesses considered "pre-existing conditions" that ANY virus would prey upon... right? It's not because we are doing COVID-19 wrong or better than anyone, it's because we are ripe for the pickin' by a novel virus.

Calm Down said...

I find it fascinating to read 2 groups posting here - those that are in favor of widespread death from covid-19 and those that insist that wearing a mask is an imposition on freedom. The larger group seems to be in favor of wuflu.

Anonymous said...

There is no widespread death from Covid-19.

Anonymous said...

Please note the stats after the 5 day glitch. We are clearly, even accounting for tests , seeing a surge in cases.

I assume your readers can divide by five. I understand that figuring the percentage of tests vs positives is harder. You should do that for them . While it's true that if you don't test, you'll have no new cases, that only means you get to pretend there aren't people spreading the virus, not that the virus is gone. Try comparing percentages of positives. And, also realize that all those tested are only those who are required to be tested or who have symptoms that warranted a test.

Also, these charts are next to useless. We have enough data now to do better comparisons.

The cavalier attitudes and unwillingness to believe science about how to curb contagions that has been confirmed since the Middle Ages, over and over, is killing people.

We have tested fewer per capita than most of the world and far exceeded a yearly flu and death rate. So, I ask, how many deaths and how many cases will it take for the naysayers and anti- mask people to take this seriously and be responsible? Over 1600 in 5 days, each of whom can trigger up to 100 more cases in ten weeks...will THAT do it? Tell me the number of cases and deaths that is enough.

Anonymous said...

New daily record at 611 cases since yesterday. The good thing is hospitalizations, ICU, and vent usage all stayed pretty flat after rising all last week. 11 deaths, depending on when they actually occurred, is also not bad with a distinct downward trend over the past three weeks.

It is pretty obvious we are seeing a surge that is starting with the younger crowd that went out on Memorial Day and spread it among themselves. The real test will be if we see a serious spike in hospitalizations and deaths as those who were infected bring it back home to parents and grandparents who are more at risk of complications. Are we going to look like Texas in a few weeks with the threat of re-implementing restrictions when the hospitals start to get overwhelmed?

Anonymous said...

For everyone who bitches about MS being number 50 in all categories, we are #14 in deaths per million. So, all you deniers, learn to read the numbers.

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