Saturday, July 25, 2020

Mississippi Breaks 50,000 Cases

Mississippi broke the 50,000 cases barrier.  The Mississippi State Department of Health reported 1,434 new cases of the Wuhan virus yesterday as well as 28 new deaths.*   The total number of cases is 51,097. The virus has caused 1,480 deaths. Nursing home deaths comprise 48% of overall Covid-19 deaths in Mississippi. There are 30,315 recoveries.  More information and a complete list of infected counties can be found at the MSDH website.  The Rt factor remains at 1.17

 Hospitalizations hit their second-highest level while ICUs set another record.


ICU space continues to be severely limited in the Jackson metro area.





34 comments:

Anonymous said...

When will Tate realize that a state-wide face mask mandate is needed? Do we have to have so many refrigerated trailers for morgues for him to wake up?

He seems to be more worried about kissing Trump's ring than worrying about Mississippians' health and our economy.

With many people living in one county but working in another county, Reeves's approach to adding counties a little at a time is not working according to these charts.

Green Acres said...

Not surprising. Predicted to occur by experts months ago.

We're staying home, eating well, enjoying our lives, hobbies, passions, and each other. Going to order take out from Wynndale Steak House tonight. We don't need bars or sporting events to be happy and feel sorry for those people whose lives apparently revolve solely around those things.

Anonymous said...

I'm one of the 50k and didn't even know it until a test told me so.

Anonymous said...

@2:44pm - And you infected untold dozens of people which inevitably will lead to deaths, if it hasn’t already. But who cares right? As long as you’re fine.

Anonymous said...

Same ole same ole.

Anonymous said...

Very bad and getting worse. Washington Post has us up a spot today to 2nd in the nation for infection rates behind only Florida. Arizona was tops but they must be doing something right as they have dropped to 10th. We dropped a spot to 7th in mortality. No way anyone can say we are not doing much worse than average.

For those who can't type Washington Post into their browser the direct link is https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/national/coronavirus-us-cases-deaths/?itid=sf_coronavirus

Will the requested, but unenforced, mask and gathering orders make a difference? Probably not. We'll probably see more school districts abandon an early August start date for one after Labor Day if they don't go to distance learning altogether. We are nowhere near being able to get kids back to school.

Anonymous said...

2:44 The actual total number is probably closer to 300,000 who have been infected. Like you, about half have had no symptoms. That's what's so bad about COVID. It is highly contagious but the effects vary greatly. That's good for you, but could easily be debilitating or fatal to someone you come into contact with if you aren't taking precautions all the time.

I'm not saying you weren't, but there are quite a few people here who think "if you're sick just stay home" is good enough when the reality is everyone has to do their part if we are to keep this under control.

Anonymous said...

I contacted it, my wife and one daughter did also back in mid December at an airport. It’s rough and we were told by the doc that it wasn’t the flu or strep so they gave us some antibiotics and sent us on our way. Since then, we have difficult time with sleep patterns and some of the worst dreams I’ve ever had in my life. I take melatonin to help me sleep but I dread going to sleep. It affects people differently.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Dobbs has no courage and this is when the state health officer needs both courage and ethics.

He will not eat inside at a restaurant. He acknowledges that inside bars and restaurants are sources. He acknowledges that other states have mitigated by their closure. He knows that mandates about masks don't work because people aren't buying in.

So by letting people mass in restaurants, inside, he is allowing people to walk into a house that is starting to burn. I buy that as a violation of his ethics.

Anonymous said...

2:25 - get your facts straight before you espouse your medical knowledge.

Hinds has refrigerated mourge trailers because of the shooting deaths that are mounting up -- not because of COVID issues.

Just because NYC, and now Texas, are having to deal with COVID bodies and you saw refrigerated trailers there, when you see them here you need to read the caption under the picture. Otherwise, you will jump to conclusions, use that jump to try to make a point, and instead make yourself look silly.

Sorry, but folks aren't traveling from Tishamingo County to Desoto, or to Hinds and the metro area, or to the coast. Same could be said for Sharkey, or Green, or Marion, or Amite.

Yes, folks in the metro area do travel from one county to another, but that fact doesn't apply to all 82 counties.

If you will listen you will hear that many counties are not having the issues that lead to these Ex Orders. Data is driving the decisions, not the back of the envelope that you got your Publishers Clearing House entry form in that you did your calculations about the proper solution.

Anonymous said...

I agree with everything that has been said, but really the Brewers beat the Cubs so I'm happy.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me why everyone needs to be tested if exposed or has a sniffle if one is not going to be in crowded places? I am retired and only around the same few people everyday. Unless I am extremely sick and need medication, I’m thinking I will not get tested. The people (mostly young) whom I have known to have it did not take more than perhaps an Advil. The doctors did not prescribe anything for it. I’m very confused why so many people without symptoms are lining up to be tested.

Anonymous said...

Are they counting the “new” cases once? I know several people that tested positive and rested to see if they were still contagious...tested positive again... are they being counted 2 or 3 times as “new” cases?

Anonymous said...

i just love how the facebook and twitter medical colleges have taught everyone so well. Traditional medical school trained physicians, who from the beginning said Covid was too new to really know anything about it, have been changing their minds based on studies. they tell us one thing, then based on something called “research” tell us another. good thing i just follow facebook feeds for my phd in medicine.

Anonymous said...

That's about 0.017% of the entire population that tested positive. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

MadisonRulz said...

Great news! People who say Mississippi can't hang with the rest of the country can suck it.

Anonymous said...

50,000 cases...not hospitalizations...not fatalities; let's keep this in perspective folks.

Does anyone know how many cases of the flu we had this year?

Anonymous said...

4:07pm Your post makes no sense and you can’t factually support your remarks.

The number of shooting deaths have been higher without the need for refrigerated trucks.
Indeed, that they are needed in hospital parking lots anywhere is an anomaly. That’s why they get photographed.

Moreover, 2:25 pm isn’t spouting “ medical knowledge He’s relying on CDC recommendations as well as that of the vast majority of physicians. You, on the other hand, seem to dismiss the fact that there are people who live in one county but travel to another for work. Do you not no anyone in supply / distribution or construction ? Ever seen a farmer’s market?

What is it about a new cause of death and the fact that we managed the other causes that you can’t comprehend?

Anonymous said...

@2:25

Masks clearly don’t do anything. Multiple states that have been under mask mandates for a month or more are still seeing rising cases. Wear one if it makes you feel better, but know it’s not helping anything.

Anonymous said...

For Heaven’s sake Tate: Quit taking a piece meal approach to the virus that does not stop at county lines and impose a Statewide mandate on wearing masks. Show you are serious, not a political tool of this failing, lame duck President who will soon be gone anyway.

Anonymous said...

"You must never believe all these things which the scientists say because they always want more than they can get-they are never satisfied."
Nikita Khrushchev

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how the “new” cases are counted?
People that tested positive, that return to get Retested to see if they’re still contagious, get counted again as a “new” case?
I know several people that tested positive (without symptoms) 2-3 times because they couldn’t return to work without a negative test...

Anonymous said...

Covideniers and anti-maskers will lead to a collapse of our economy.

Anonymous said...

Washington Post has Mississippi at 2nd in the nation for infection rate and 4th for mortality from COVID using the past week's data. No way to argue we aren't doing much worse than average. States around us like TN, AL, LA, and GA all saw spikes since Memorial Day too, but they have since slowed their infection rate while ours is still shooting upward like a rocket.

Tate is going to have to back off on his push to reopen schools. In most counties we are nowhere near capable of handling it. This isn't a case where only a couple of schools like JPS would need to close while others went on. It is going to affect a majority of students in the state and we need a consistent, coordinated statewide plan to educate the children. Going back just to have to shut down in a couple of weeks after cases spike uncontrollably will be worse than just keeping them closed and doing distance learning from the start.

Time to face the music. We've ignored basic mitigation actions, exhausted our medical reserves, and now we are going to have to shut our kids in for another six months because of it.

Anonymous said...

10:35 Dr. Dobbs has said multiple tests for one person only count as one result.

Anonymous said...

9:15, the Japanese wear masks every flu season and every time a bad virus pops up. They wouldn’t keep doing it if it didn’t work. USA makes up 4% of the world population but we are 30% of Covid19 cases. I bet we make up 80% of the anti-science internet conspiracy traffic.

Anonymous said...

"That's about 0.017% of the entire population that tested positive. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." NOPE.

I know you didn't like math, or, you're like someone who doesn't like math that he disagrees with, but 50K out of 3 mill is NOT .017%, son. That number is 50,000/3,000,000, or, 1 out of 60. That's almost 2 percent, or 1.7%.

And, son, we didn't even lose 1% of our servicemen in WWII as KIAs, as an example. And, no, I'm not equating cases with deaths, but the fact of the matter is that we've already lost 1480 fellow Mississippians in 5 months, as opposed to 1848 KIA in ALL of WWII for the state, in 4 years.

Good grief. Get your facts somewhat right, son. 99.6 percent of Mississippians survived WWII. We are doing far worse on this. And, yes, 100% of folks eventually die, but this is EARLY and EXTRA death. Try to keep up.

Hell, we're NUMBER 2 in the NATION. Give up the Covid denial and lies or stick to mask disinformation as you serve as a tool for Russian and Chinese anti-American influencers.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish; With all these daily repetitive bullshit covid threads you are quickly losing your audience to Facebook pages run by conservatives. There are three now that have sucked your audience away. If you don't stop all this Covid bullshit, you will find yourself in a virtual vacuum, and it will be way too late to appeal for donations. I'm simply trying to help.

Anonymous said...

to the anti-maskers.. masks worked in asia, europe, canada....the USA is the center of the pandemic and will continue to be. we can’t even handle this as well as many third world countries....

Kingfish said...

I am?

Got news for you. My traffic is at an all-time high and is staying there. There is a great deal of hunger for info on this virus and you guys are reading it.

Anonymous said...

The number of cases is not what concerns me. Yeah, those numbers are most likely off a good bit but who knows by how much.

What is concerning me the most is that orange line on the graphic above. Steadily rising. That is the data that is the problem. That number slowly rising is what worries me.

Anonymous said...

@4:50 you are pure genius. No doubt. 😂🤣😂

Anonymous said...

My brother in Desoto County just tested positive for COVID. He has lost the ability to taste and smell along with headaches of varying degrees. Right now, he is most bothered by the lost of taste and smell as loves a good meal.

On Strike From Coevuud said...

Actually, not true, Kingfish. You're losing readers left and right with the incessant, multiple covid-numbers threads. We're abandoning you for Y'all Politics and Mississippi Politics. We can get non-stop Covid stats on Supertalk, all day long. I stop by here to see the latest Salter bullshit.

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